Written by | Ray Cornelius
Oh what a night! I had the pleasure of attending and covering the Atlanta Mixtape Release Party for rising singer-songwriter Vedo. The Michigan native, who first caught our attention as a contestant on The Voice, was super excited Tuesday evening about his new musical project, 93 which is an eclectic mix of smooth R&B, pop, hip-hop sounds.
Vedo with fans
The Platinum Power Moves vocalist has recorded over 13 tracks which pay homage to some of his favorite 90’s singers including H-Town, R. Kelly, and Destiny’s Child. Singles like “Knockin’ Da Boots,” “Say My Name,” and “D’ussé or Patrón” are just a few of the hits on 93 that were inspired by the decade in which he was born.
Vedo with Rahbi Raw
Atlanta notables in attendance included SESAC’s Associate Director, Writer/Publisher Relations Gregory Smith , music producer Troy Taylor, ATL singer-songwriter Rahbi Raw, Grammy Nominated Mastering Engineer Dvante Black, S.T.E.P.S Events’ Jamahl King along with other music tastemakers and die-hard “Vedo” fans.
Vedo singing his version of Drake’s “Hotline Bling”
Attendees listened to a few samples of the EP and were later treated to a performance from Vedo including his version of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” as well as “We Found Love Right Where We Are” and “Classic.” He also dedicated the evening to his mother, who passed away prior to his appearance on The Voice.
93 is definitely some music that will get you moving on the dance floor! Vedo has that same crossover appeal and sound that belongs right up there with other R&B and pop superstars like Chris Brown, Omarion and Usher Raymond.
Check out more photos below of the party!
The 93 Release Party took place at Suite Food Loung in downtown Atlanta
Vedo taking photos with a fan and music producer Troy Taylor
Vedo performing his hit single “Classic”
Vedo with music luminaries Dvante Black and Gregory Smith
Troy Taylor and Vedo’s publicist April Love
ATL singer Antonio Ramsey with his manager Ziggy
Vedo posing with fans he says have supported him from the beginning
Vedo signed copies of his mixtape 93 after his performance
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