Date(s) - 07/05/2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Parks Foundation
Location: Crotona Park North to South, Fulton Av to Southern Blvd and Crotona Park East, Bronx, NY
George Lamond, in such short time, achieved global status and became the first Hispanic Freestyle solo artist to not only be fully recognized by the American music industry, but also crossed over to so many different markets ranging from adult contemporary, R&B, top 40, Dance, and Spanish. One day he would be performing for Spanish television and the next night blow the roof off of Harlem’s Apollo Theatre for a predominantly African American audience. Indeed something that not all-Freestyle artist could claim to have achieved. The “In My Life” album was recorded one year before its official release. During this time things were changing. Music style was changing. The style of dress was changing. Most record companies where interested in filling the big demand for Hip-Hop Rap and House Music. Most labels released their artist if they could not adapt to that direction. Unfortunately for so many Freestyle artist who signed to major labels, the executives thought that it would be wise to approach a new direction. Many saw the successful response that Freestyle had with a certain population but decided to offer artist other material believing it would apply better to a much larger population.
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