For the longest, I was Alicia Keys’ ride-or-die. I remember attending my very first concert at the Chicago Theater in 2005. It was the Diary Tour. John Legend, who was relatively unknown at the time, opened up for Miss Alicia, and she later came out and killed the stage. For me, that was Alicia at her finest. Diary, still ranks as one of my all time favorite albums and “You Don’t Know My Name,” still gets sung quite frequently in the shower.
So, I was geeked to say the least, while watching VH1 Storytellers tonight, hearing her talk about the back-story to how the track came about. Kanye West, is another artist I have and will always ride for, so to hear her talk about how she and the creative genius that is Mr. West, collaborated, bringing in John Legend for the background vocals, it became clear how the song developed into a masterpiece. My heart smiled hearing her talk about the process and it was definitely my favorite moment of her Storytellers performance. Make sure you check out VH1 for the full show.
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