*“He said, ‘that’s not you. We got to bring you back’,” Dave Hollister (Blackstreet) said about the birth process of his August 19, 2016 album release “The Manuscript” (Shanachie Entertainment).
Hollister’s relatives include of K-Ci & JoJo, Fantasia and Calvin Richardson so you can understand how his vocals helped him become a household name even though he is a member of one of the best Hip-Hop/R&B groups of all time – Blackstreet. The Teddy Riley created group made musical history in a three year span becoming a platinum selling force. Dave branched off releasing eight solo projects; “The Manuscript” is his ninth. The singer/songwriter was born a day after me on August 17th so this project must truly be special to him. The first single release “Definition of a Woman” has actress LisaRaye starring in the music video, reminiscent of six-time Grammy winning SisQo’s (Dru Hill) “Incomplete” video that stars the “Single Ladies” actress.
“My manager… he said, ’let’s go…its time’,” Dave said when asked about his motivation to create a new project. When I asked what we can expect on the album, because his past projects have been about love, he said, “It’s been relationship driven. This one is more about love. That is what we been missing. It’s been ‘relationSEX’…the relationSHIP is missing.”
The Chicago native is also Preacher Hollister so you know this project will be very inspiring. The first single “Definition of a Woman” is produced by Walter W. Millsap III (Beyonce’, Alicia Keys Jennifer Lopez). Also featured in “The Manuscript” project is Angie Stone.
“I am not singing somebody else’s story. I can only feel my story,” Hollister pointed out when I noted what a soulful singer he is. “I hope people listen and say this is real, Dave is back.”
“The Manuscript” is a Conjunction Entertainment and Top Notch Music project and it arrives August 19, 2016. Learn more at www.Shanachie.com or follow Dave on Facebook (Dave_Hollister).
SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENT: Sat October 22, 2016 the “Uplifting Minds II” Free Entertainment Conference arrives at the Celebrity Centre in Hollywood, CA. www.UpliftingMinds2.com.