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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Jimmie Reign Gets Ready to Rule

Posted By on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 11:14 AM

click to enlarge Make It Rain: Jimmie Reign - TOM HUYNH
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  • Make It Rain: Jimmie Reign

What's up with the Bay Area's indie R&B scene? First Ledisi. Then Goapele, followed by Netta Brielle. And last, but (certainly) not least, Ms. Jimmie Reign.

Reign has the goods to go far in the industry--she projects a sex-on-a-stick image and apparently has a distate for wearing too many clothes. How can she lose with the stuff she use? -it's a winning hand, as Lionel Richie might say. But if you can get past her physical appearance (ahem), she's also got the talent--and the music--to back it up.

Reign, who was recently featured in the October issue of NYC's "Urban Ink" magazine, has been not-so-quietly amassing a wealth of hot material. Her recent hits "Best I Ever Had" and "Can't Go" clocked a lot of commercial radio spins, and she has two current tunes which appear primed to do the same: "Different Person" and "Make You Wait." Reign has also been playing a lot of shows: her next scheduled appearance is Oct. 2nd at Oakland's Arsimona, and Oct. 17, she hosts the Black Tie Affair at SF's W Hotel. More info--show dates, videos, songs--can be found here and a video of "Different Person"(shot at Oakland's Air Lounge) is here .

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