When: Sun., Feb. 23, 7 & 9 p.m. 2020
Yanks fell in love with UK rapper/songstress Estelle through “American Boy,” her 2008 duet with Kanye West, which garnered them a Grammy in 2009, and remains a celebration of that unique American swag, joy, and romance. What isn’t known in the states is that Estelle had been murdering the UK charts since her 2004 debut album, The 18th Day, and has not stopped or slowed down since. From chart-topping collaborations with John Legend, De La Soul, and Cee-Lo Green, to voicing the character of Garnet in The Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe, Estelle is a renaissance woman in everything she does. On the release of her fifth studio album, Lover’s Rock, she shares her personal life without filter, and continues her tradition of real music.
D. Scot Miller