CJ Hilton’s Cold Summer is here and it is hot! The son of a gospel vocalist is set to flex his natural singing chops for a special performance at New York City’s SOBs in support of his upcoming mixtape titled, Sextape, due out January 15th.
Joonbug’s got the backstory:
The “soulful but young” CJ Hilton brings his Soul/R&B talents to music as someone that knows what he wants. He has already collaborated with Grammy Award-winning musician Raphael Saadiq on the track “Never Give You Up “, featured on Saadiq’s 2008 disc The Way I See It and collaborated with Grammy Award-winning producer Bangladesh, and Grammy nominated producer Salaam Remi on his highly-anticipated mixtape.
CJ isn’t just a singer, he also produces, plays multiple instruments (learned from his early days in church)- and writes most of his own music. As peers like Usher and Trey Songz belt out tunes smoldering with sexuality, love, and betrayal, CJ hopes to shed light on hardships in all aspects of life and the experiences he has faced in the real world.
CJ’s Sextape will be the first of three projects that will culminate into a full-length album titled, Threesome. CJ's broad range of homegrown vocal ability on top of a diverse and sensuous virtuoso may bring something new to the table.
The event will be put on by SOBs Sol Village, which is NYC’s longest-running R&B/Soul music showcase serving as a cultural breeding ground from which rising acts have broken into the next level of their careers. CJ Hilton’s predecessors include featured artists such as John Legend, Musiq Soulchild, Luke James, Bridget Kelly, Allen Stone, Emily King, and many more. Grammy-nominated, indie-soul king, Eric Roberson is set to host.
The event will be Wednesday, January 15th. Tickets can be purchased here: http://sobs.com/2013/2976/sol-village-w-cj-hilton-renzo-maxine-ashley-miesa-honey-larochelle