SKEE Live episode eight kicked off with a special performance of “Love More” and “Fine China” from singer Chris Brown. Filled to capacity, fans of Brown lined-up and filled L.A. Live’s plaza for the chance to see Brown hit the stage at The Conga Room.
Joining DJ Skee for a live and intimate interview, Brown took the opportunity to open up to viewers on being inspired by his fans and fellow artists like Neyo, explain why he believes there’s a lack of talent in the R&B genre and shares how he manages to recover during mistakes on stage. Chris also gave insight behind his passion to remembered as a hard worker who pulled himself up by his bootstraps.
Art was also a topic of discussion as Brown got into details on his love for being creative and broke down the meaning of what his signature monster graffiti murals symbolize. The young singer also shared with DJ Skee the inspiration behind the title of his upcoming LP, features that fans can expect to hear from, his upcoming documentary with John Singleton and much more before hitting the stage again to close out the show with “Don’t Think They Know.”
This week’s “Spotlight” featured YouTube sensation Niykee Heston. The Chicago native detailed how she was able to utilize the internet to showcase her skills by covering popular songs from artists from different genres with her acoustic guitar. For “In The Lab,” producer Aarabmuzik shared his experiences with collaborating with some of Hip Hop’s biggest names, how he got into making beats and touches on his love for music which began at young age.
Cameras also went behind-the-scenes on the set of Maejor Ali’s new Matt Alonzo directed music video for “Lolly” featuring Juicy J and Justin Bieber. “Off The Top” showcased the skills of rising Rap talent, Wax, who took his act to Runyon Canyon and delivered an original song and visual.
Legendary photographer and director Estevan Oriol served as the focus for this week’s “Up Close” segment. The Los Angeles native highlighted some of his accomplishments from his career and gave insight on how he was able to grow beyond just being Cypress Hill’s photographer and springboard his career to new heights. Oriol also stressed his early desire to broaden his horizons and cover more than just California’s low rider and gangster culture.
Viewers were also treated to an intimate look at the work space and office of Darren Romanelli. The vintage clothing guru sat down for a one-on-one interview and detailed his expertise with clothing, limited footwear and gave insight behind his creative inspirations.
Before calling it a wrap on another successful episode, DJ Skee delivered his weekly editorial which urged audience members to refrain from feeding into false and over-the-top stories regularly promoted by the media. The host also touched on the problems created by paparazzi and pointed out the sad truth that entertainers nowadays are only being pushed away from doing what they love.