The Jazz Cafe Presents Blackstreet

By on March 19, 2019

With a repertoire that boasts some of the most iconic anthems from the mid 90s r’n’b/neo soul crossover, we are delighted to welcome a group that helped define an era.

Following its release in 1996, Blackstreet’s sophomore album Another Level, featuring ‘No Diggity’ alongside Dr Dre, went four-times platinum and secured its place as one of r’n’b’s stone cold classics. Later collaborations with Janet Jackson, Ja-Rule and Eve have since cemented the New Yorkers’ place in hip-hop legend; while their recovery from difficulties and disputes along the way saw them reform in 2014.

Bringing a tight blend of funk, hip-hop and smooth r’n’b, we are delighted to welcome Blackstreet to our stage.

Backstreet is one of the most celebrated American r&b groups of all time. Found in 1994 by Teddy Riley, other members include Chauncey Hannibal, Eric Williams, and Terrell Philips, whilst Joe Stonestreet, Levi Little, David Hollister, and Mark Middleton have also all played a part over the years.

As soon as they released their debut album they saw chart success and singles such as “Booti Call” and “Before I Let You Go” both became Top 40 hits.

It was their collaboration with Dr Dre, “no Diggity”, though, that really shot them to global stardom and since then they have never looked back.

In their time the band has also collaborated with Jay Z on “The City is Mine”, with Janet Jackson on “Girlfriend” and Michael Jackson among others. A third album came in 1999 in the form of Finally and was the last one before the group split. Another Level eventually went four times platinum in the United States and hit number three on the Billboard chart, whilst “No Diggity” is ranked at number 91 on Rolling Stone and MTV’s 100 Greatest Pop Songs, and Blackstreet comes in at 214 of the Top 500 Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years. The band reunited in 2006 and began touring again and another album came in 2003 in the form of Level II.

Their funky, low slung sound resonates to this day and still makes people get up and dance and so they remain a key part of the American r&b story.

Music Video | Blackstreet – No Diggity ft. Dr. Dre, Queen Pen

The Jazz Cafe Presents Blackstreet from Monday 25th March 2019 to Wednesday 27th March 2019, Wednesday’s tickets are sold out. There are tickets left until Monday and Tuesday, restaurant tickets for those days are sold out.

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