Harlem’s Own Lakecia Benjamin – “Retox” to Drop June 12

If you aren’t familiar with Motema Music artist Lakecia Benjamin’s work, be sure to grab her first CD, Retox out on June 12th.  This Harlem native brings classic soul/funk and steps out of the box on her debut release.  This project is so alive and exciting.

You may have heard or seen her play with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Macy Gray, Alicia Keyes or The Roots.  This time it’s all about her own vision and she does a stellar job of paying homage to soul and funk heroes.

Here’s a taste of “Maceo” from the album, which is dedicated to the legendary James Brown saxophonist, Maceo Parker.  You’ll recognize my beloved Gregory Porter in this video!

Lakecia Benjamin – “Maceo”

I’ll be speaking with Lakecia soon and will post more as the release date nears.


4 Responses to Harlem’s Own Lakecia Benjamin – “Retox” to Drop June 12

  1. Holger Manglus says:

    Hi ! I saw Lakecia`s soul squad at Moers Festival AMAZING !!!! Since that time i`m completely Retoxed !!I would love to send her my compliments +some ideas personally -yet without any success-have tried it via Motema Music -perhaps i`m unpatient -RETOXED- !!!Can you help me ???A reply would be great !! Regards -Holger from Münster in Germany

  2. Holger Manglus says:

    Hello INto Harlem !?Thank`s for your answer !I agree with you that Lakecia Benjamin is a phenomenal (young !) woman and an incredible entertainer i would go much further :A new star in the big musicworld is born !!!And many thank`s for giving me the link for your interview +the story of her career -Dankeschön !! Do you know that you can watch her whole Moers festival concert on ARTE LIVE WEB ?!Google it .i`m shure you`ll like it !!If you have the chance to see her again, please tell her, we (europeans ) are looking forward to see such a fantastic artist (s) again !Bye,bye !Holger -still very RETOXED….

    • INto Harlem says:

      Yes, Holger, I have watched the Moers show many times! I agree that she is a big star rising fast and I will make sure that she receives your messages! All the best, INto Harlem.

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