Combining elements of hip-hop, neo-soul, funk, jazz, and more, New Orleans’ native soul singer, Suave, is in a genre of his own innovation. Suave’s intellectual lyrics laid smoothly over hard-hitting, but melodious beats give his original projects the genuine character often lacking in today’s mainstream music.
Raised in the uptown neighborhoods of New Orleans, La, there were ample opportunities for Suave to become another statistic of the city boasting the highest murder and violent crime rates in the country. Despite its harsh climate, it was Suave’s love for his city and its unique musical heritage that made survival in the N.O. possible.
Suave’s latest EP, The Hip-Hop Soul Revival, produced in large by The Pro Prospek of Gorilla Publishing Co. and available on ReverbNation, is a perfect balance of those elements which make Suave who he is as an artist. By combining the storytelling of hip-hop, the melodiousness of neo- and classic soul, the passion of funk, and jazzy vocals, Suave has managed to create a musical niche all for himself; The Hip Hop Soul Revival is, like all of Suave’s original work, an eclectic blend of the music and experiences that have shaped his life and his art. And with songs such as Educated Black Woman and Don’t Sell Your Soul, Suave speaks directly to the generation of ambitious, purpose-driven individuals from which he hails.