- Audio CD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Universal Music Distribution
- ASIN: 5557681000
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
Rise and Fall of Keite Young
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I won't attempt to label this project. He crosses waters most would not dare to tread. I will say how much I love this cd and that each morning these days its what I wake up to. Where do I start? You are entreated by the sweetest Southern drawl to," sit down for a minute" and that's where the ride of a lifetime begins. There are a number of influences I heard from Lenny Kravitz to DeAngelo. Some of my favorite songs include Thinkuboutmi, If We Were Alone featuring N'Dambi(HOT like fire), ENS (Everybody Needs Somebody), Masks, Hey Joy, Alright and The Wash. My absolute favorites are Pray which I'd place right alongside a Kirk Franklin or Donald Lawrence track without hesitation any day. Pressure which feels like a good, old-fashioned 70's funk jam session. The song that stole my heart is The Way That You Love Me. If you're not moved by the simplicity and sincerity of this song you might need to backtrack and figure out where you left your heart.
Suffice it to say I'm feeling this cd in an extra special way. I look forward to hearing much more from him in the future. An extraordinary effort for a new artist. So far this is one of my very favorite releases for 2007. I'm praying for continued blessings in all that he endeavors.
"I love God, but more people are being killed over organized religion than anything else. Anything that tells you 'This decision is the only right decision' is inherently messed up."
His music is based on love rather than fear or hate. It keeps a pleading voice similar to Marvin Gaye at some moments: Prince. His debut cd: "The Rise and Fall of Keite Young" was released by the highly praised Hidden Beach label, whom always seems able to pull diamonds out of the rough.
I personally enjoy the Sam Cooke feel to this cd. This is solid accessible R&B by someone who has schooled himself in the old school values of the original 60's sultry singers. His music will be labeled `Neo-Soul' by some, which is not all bad, but severely limits the tremendous range of songs on this thoroughly enjoyable piece of musical art. His latest music and video "If We Were Alone" features a wondrous duet with N'Dambi. "The Rise and Fall" is considered a `cross-over' musical work: both R&B, early roots rock, and gospel fans will `cross-over' from their usual genre of music to pick this up.
29 year old Keite (pronounced `Keet') is wise and old beyond his years. The maturity of the production, the emphasis on joy and realization, the clarity of vision: all combine to produce a tasty stew of gospel rock & soul, accessible to all kinds of music lovers.
Jeff Feezle of Macafeez
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this a while ago, but I finally listened to the cd today. Keite sounds like D'Angelo with heavy use of the falsetto (I hope that he doesn't mind the... Read morePublished on September 14, 2012 by Voracious Reader and Music Lover
Keite Young's mix for a different type of CD includes, one part "ole skool soul", another part "down home blues", with a mix of "neo-soul" and some James Brown thrown in. Read morePublished on May 12, 2011 by D. Baker
Would not have heard of this newcomer if not for Amazon.. for a first album, it wasn't bad or boring but it didn't grab me. Read morePublished on May 25, 2010 by Kirveegirl
I love the sound from Keite, I remember him from Kirk Franklin's group God's Property, he was singing his back out then and he really has a smooth sound that really is sweet. Read morePublished on September 29, 2009 by Juliana Bland
there was only 2 songs on this whole cd that i liked i am glad i didn't pay full price for this cd.Published on March 16, 2009 by A. Farmer
Very nice album from the new artist. I enjoyed every track. I originally bought this for "If We Were Alone" and was surprised about the rest of the songs on this cd. Read morePublished on March 13, 2009 by Roman
Too often we allow the radio to dictate what's hot- what's not.. This is hot. The quintessential soul that only the deep and dark can deliver. Please keep this brother working. Read morePublished on December 6, 2008 by charna white
I walked into HMV a 4 years ago being a huge fan of maxwell and d'angelo hoping that any of the sales assistant could shed some light on a new artist that can help make the endless... Read morePublished on July 15, 2008 by Nicolas Alexandre
Keite Young is new to me and was recommended to me by my daughter and I must say that I have really enjoyed this cd. Not your ordinary singer around today. Read morePublished on June 2, 2008 by Vanessa Brown