I figure that if I like your songs, your personality and the way you perform live, I'll make the effort to learn more about you. Advertising what you wrote, what you been through in your life and what you hope to accomplish is only good if you don't suck. If you aren't exactly filled with talent, advertising your musical catalog ain't gonna change much.
Did anyone notice a seemingly random male dancer during Hilson's set? He seemed to be dancing with the songs he was dancing to, but he seemed to be unlightable to the guy doing the lighting above. He probably when he got finished went upstairs and cussed the light guy out.
The Dream came out next. I didn't really pay attention to him given that his singing voice is unlistenable. Like Keri Hilson, he's probably better as a songwriter than he is as a singer. I give him credit thou — he does find some sexy as hell dancers to vibe with him on his songs.
When Keyshia Cole came out for her set, it was clear that she made some changes to the way she wanted to perform. She started out with the more sadder hits such as "I Should've Cheated", "Let It Go" and "I Remember" which the audience responded well to. I find that interesting on a creepy level how happy some women get when a song about love gone wrong and no-good men is played. Do men suck that bad?
Things picked up when she went into the more positive set of songs from her A Different Me album. It's strange how well the lyrical rhythms of Tupac and the sultry sounds of Keyshia Cole mesh together in "Playa Cardz Right". It could possibly be one of the best tracks she's ever done.
Another one that seemed to do more for Keyshia was "Make Me Over", a song she did at the end of her set. Here, and dressed like she could have been in the 1920's, Keyshia danced her behind off. I was impressed with her effort to have a bit more fun.