Up Close with Keith Sweat

Keith Sweat's new album, Just Me, is relection of his life and testament to the longevity of his career. "It was always hard taking time out of my personal life to continue to make yourself viable and visible in this industry. Staying in the loop and making sure you look your best so you aren't looking any kind of way when you're on stage is all a part of the job. "
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 28, 2008

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“I hope people will say that he’s given us music that we can always remember the experiences we had when listening to the music,” Keith Sweat says of his music legacy.

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“I try to give [fans] something similar to what I’ve always done,” Sweat says. “I try to give them something similar to what I’ve always done. Hey, if it ain’t broke don’t try and fix it. Most people like what they are familiar with.”

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In the 80s Keith Sweat claimed his spot as one of R&B’s smoothest crooners who had a secret formula for making the ladies swoon—begging and pleading for their love.

“I’m going to keep on begging,” he says jokingly. “I’ve also had people tell me their children were conceived listening to my songs or that they fell in love, so I guess all that begging is a good thing and helped contribute to the population.”

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“I’m pretty much a laid-back dude,” Keith Sweat says. “I’m not in the clubs, I’m a homebody. I go out when I feel I have to for work or if there’s a special function. You might catch me at the grocery store, but you won’t see me out and about in Atlanta.”

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Keith Sweat’s new album, Just Me, is relection of his life and testament to the longevity of his career.

“It was always hard taking time out of my personal life to continue to make yourself viable and visible in this industry. Staying in the loop and making sure you look your best so you aren’t looking any kind of way when you’re on stage is all a part of the job. "

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