Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Don't Call it a Comeback

Eldra "El" DeBarge, leading vocalist for the 80s sibling group, "DeBarge", is back stronger than ever! After being released from prison in 2008, El was making rounds at the Conga Room and playing small venues in LA and Washington, DC. But his triumphant return into the national spotlight came the night of the 2010 BET Awards where he performed to a packed house.

DeBarge is best known for their 80s dance hits and ballads such "Rhythm of the Night" and "All This Love." But their sound has influenced hip hop and has been sampled for such iconic hits as Biggie's "One More Chance", and most notably El's ubiquitous piano hook made famous by 2Pac's "I Ain't Mad at Cha" and again by Blackstreet on "Don't Leave Me."

Here is a recent interview with El performing one of my favorites "Time Will Reveal". Perhaps this song choice is fitting as surely only time will tell what he has in store for his comeback album.

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