0 Keith Sweat makes it last Forever
- by Kingsley H. Smith
A friend has been recently raving about how great it was to experience a live Keith Sweat concert.
Keith was born in New York City in 1961. He worked as a Wall Street brokerage assistant before settling into the soulful pulse of classic R&B music.
Sweat, one of the first R&B "new jack swing" artists, hit the scene with his debut release in 1987, "Make it Last Forever."
The album sold over 3 million copies, and featured 4 top ten R&B hits, including the #1 winner, "I Want Her." Keith says "fans come up to me every day and tell me how much 'Make It Last Forever' meant to them."
"LSG," the 2003 collaboration CD with Gerald Levert and Johnny Gill, proved that Sweat has staying power.
Keith's official biography emphasizes his dominance as an important music industry player in Atlanta, Georgia. He's constructed his own recording studio, discovered new talent, and has become a sought after mentor in the ATL.
His philosophy says it all, "I look at the entire Atlanta music scene as an extension of New York now."
"With technology the way it is, and the growth of Atlanta, it's really part of the mainstream now. You can make music anywhere you want, which is a great thing."