Sneak Peek: A Man’s Thoughts by Ginuwine
Ginuwine with DrJays.com’s Kiki and Boss Lady
Boss Lady and Kiki were invited to Ginuwine‘s listening session last night for his upcoming album, A Man’s Thoughts.
The down to earth vocalist, whose R&B hits include “In Those Jeans”, “Stingy” and “Differences”, walked into Taj nightclub (Chelsea, Manhattan) to the strains of his breakthrough single, “Pony”.
Ginuwine’s manager Kedar Massenburg (right) welcomes the crowd
Ginuwine with Ira DeWitt of Notifi Records
After a quick welcome from Ginuwine’s manager Kedar Massenburg, Ira DeWitt (Notifi Records) introduced Ginuwine, thanking the crowd for supporting his music over the years.
“We really enjoyed making this album”, she said enthusiastically. “It’s very special; it’s his sixth album. And after eight years, Timbaland, Missy Elliott and Ginuwine are finally back [recording] together.”
Ginuwine took the microphone next, thanking everyone: “I’ve been out for 14 years now and I’ve never burned any bridges, as you can see from the turn-out tonight.”
He then previewed the album’s tracklisting, kicking off with the sexy single “Show Off” (“This is a song I did for the ladies; a song for ladies whether you’re black, white, Spanish, big, small – you show off whatever you have”), pulling girls from the crowd to dance with him.
He then moved on to “Trouble” featuring Bun B, his current single “Last Chance”, and then one sultry slow jam after another: “One Time For Love”, “Open The Door”, “Orchestra”. Then came the Jodeci-inspired “Lying To Each Other”, “Even When I’m Mad”, “Bridge To Love (a duet with Brandy), “Used To Be The One” and “Show Me The Way”.
Perhaps one of R&B’s most underrated entertainers (if you get the chance to see him perform live, he puts on one serious show) Ginuwine definitely has a another quality set of baby-making music on his hands with A Man’s Thoughts.
Special thanks go out to Richie Abbott, Senior Director, Publicity, Warner Bros Records, Theda Sandiford at Miss Theda Publicity and Kedar Massenburg (Kedar Entertainment/Korus Wines) for a great event.
A Man’s Thoughts is out June 23 through Notifi/Kedar Entertainment/Asylum Records.
Check out the current single, “Last Chance”: