Charlotte rapper Black Linen premiered his new album and singer Darian La Sparrow mesmerized the crowd with her silky smooth but nuanced jazz vocals Monday night at Petra's in Plaza Midwood.
It was Le Anna Eden
's inaugural "Session: A Listening Party," in which the singer-songwriter hosts nights of local musicians she wants Charlotteans to hear. Black Linen performed songs from his new album, Black Linen II: The Eagle & the Wolfr
. The rapper, whose birth name is Solomon Conyers, also performs under the name 7th Soana, and has released numerous tracks and EPs on his Soundcloud page
, including a 2007 series, "Fuck Money Get Free," or FMGF.
His set consisted of performances of songs from the new album including the track "Hit's,"
) which he recorded Eden and singer Jessika S. Johnson. Listen to the entire album here
The real show-stopper came from opener Darian La Sparrow, a Charlotte singer who's appeared as guest vocalist on numerous rap albums and also releases stellar videos of her songs on her Youtube channel.
She closed her earlier performance with a sublime interpretation of "My Funny Valentine," which featured Monty Mak
on the keys. You can watch a snippet of her performance in the clip below.