With vibrant new youthful members, American R&B boy-group Blackstreet visits Nairobi in two weeks’ time alongside fellow 1990s sensation Sisters with Voices (SWV) for a concert to be held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).
Rebranded as BS2 (Blackstreet 2), the multi-platinum Grammy Award winning group is expected to arrive in Nairobi on February 16, the same day the all-female group will be landing for the Valentine’s Day special treat concert.
The SWV trio, which is known for their international hits such as Weak and I’m so into You, recently premiered a reality TV series, SWV Reunite, as part of their comeback plan.
Blackstreet was founded in 1994 by Teddy Riley. The group dominated the showbiz scene back then with hits such as Before I let you Go, Joy, Booti Call and No Diggity.
Today the iconic R&B group Blackstreet with founding member Teddy Riley and original group member Dave Hollister consists of new member Lenny Harold, who under his old moniker “Chanj” was the final winner of the late-night TV Talent Show; Amateur Night At The Apollo, sang tribute to Patti Labelle, Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy. He also performed for the Apollo’s Theatre’s 75th Anniversary and received numerous achievement awards for his volunteer work in his home town, as well as, received the key to the city of Newark, NJ.
Another new member, Tony Tyler, a perfect pitched vocalist who has grandly secured numerous posts in various gospel choirs in the southeast region since age nine, has been acknowledged for his deep velvet alto/second tenor voice with his R&B blended influences. In 2007, he received The Levite award for his commendable vocal performance.
In this new lineup Teddy Riley also presents a legend in the making known as J- Stylz.