Friday night, Adam Torres Concerts did it again hosting the best concert of the year! ‘The Ladies Night R&B Super Jam’ shook the Barclays Center in Brooklyn with performances from Lil Kim, Faith Evans, Marsha Ambrosius, After 7, Jagged Edge, Jon B, Musiq the Soulchild, Mario, Silk and Brian McKnight.
There’s something about the Barclay’s Center that brings out the absolute best performances from whoever touches the stage. Jon B set the show off in his signature black shades running through his hits including ‘They Don’t Know’ and ‘Someone To Love’. The legends After 7 spinned through their 90’s dance moves while belting out ‘Can’t Stop’ and their signature hits.
Next, Marsha Ambrosius took the ladies to a romantic level delivering the sensuous lyrics to ‘Say Yes’ as well as her impeccable cover of ‘Butterflies’. Lil Kim stormed the stage to ‘Queen B****’ and Brooklyn went wild. Delivering her most infamous R&B features—‘I Can Love You’, ‘Let It Go’, Floatin On Your Love’ the hyped up stadium rapped every lyric. Mario stepped onstage prompting the ladies to scream while he jumped into ‘Break Up’, ‘How Can I Breathe’ and ‘Just A Friend’. Brandishing his smooth vocals the r&b star hit and held every last note. K. Michelle came back after a hiatus and showed her impressive range. Reminding everyone of her Memphis talent, the new and improved Kimberly belted out ‘Can’t Raise A Man’ to an enthusiastic audience of ladies.
Ready for the reggae switch up Chaka Demus & Pliers bought the vibes as soon as the beat dropped to ‘Murda She Wrote’. The entire Barclay’s jumped to their feet reminiscing through old school reggae dances as they sang along. The DJ had to bring it back again and the crowd went wild as they surprised fans with their own rendition of ‘Dem A Bleach’.
DJ Enuff kept the party going in between each set as he introduced Avery Wilson who killed his self-written song ‘Dollar Bill’ and a cover of Tevin Campbell’s ‘Can We Talk’. Faith Evans glowed with new husband Stevie J by her side, Faith’s voice touched every soul in the building as she effortlessly blew through ‘Ain’t No Nobody’, ‘Love Like This’, and ‘You Gets No Love’. Musiq the Soulchild brought all the couples back to the year 2000 as he sang ‘Love’ for all the lovers who sang along. But when he asked who could do the beat box to ‘Just Friends (Sunny)’ the party started all over again.
Jagged Edge hit the staged in matching army fatigue coats with red fur collars persuading the ladies with ‘Let’s Get Married’ before jumping into the remix and ‘Gotta Be’. Silk stuck to their adult dance moves while singing “Freak Me’ and ‘Meeting In My Bedroom’. Brian McKnight closed the show out playing his keyboard to ‘Back At One’.
Overall the spectacular stage setups, performances and energy throughout the night entertained the sold out crowd from beginning to end. If you loved the golden era of R&B you don’t want to miss this concert.