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Se7en’s Party @ Highlands Hollywood



Unfortunately and once again, none of our staff members were able to go to the event…but we still have the news for you ^^

Many people attended the event and said it was a great party and from seeing the clips taken, I can already tell it was 9201759048903468 times better than the one in NYC!

Like reported before, he performed his three songs live with his dancers too! He also had a dance battle with the Black Eyed Peas. After hearing a better version of “Girls” at http://redqueenmedia.com all day yesterday, and then listening to “Money Can’t Buy Me Love” all day today, I think I’m in love with “Money Can’t Buy Me Love” more, even though it sounds like a Timbaland song! During the performance, money was thrown out to the crowd and written on the bills was Se7en’s official MYSPACE (http://www.myspace.com/officialse7en)!! The Myspace has been launched but is still under construction, which you can tell when you visit it ^^ Teddy of 1TYM, who wrote the song, couldn’t make it to the event because he was held back in Korea for some reason but Mr. YG, Far East Movement, Three 6 Mafia and a whole bunch of music-industry-known people were there was there, as well as about 2000 party go-ers!

Red Queen Media, who is also promoting Se7en, said the album will drop on July 7th but the date is just an estimate and hasn’t been confirmed yet. Also, the album consists of 12 songs and they plan to promote him for the big screen (movies) as well!



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Se7en had a preview party at Hollywood Los Angeles on 3rd May at 11.30 pm at the famous "Highlands Club".

Se7en has commented that "This is a preview of the summer album that is going to be released soon. I have currently completed the recording of 12 of the songs on the album"

He performed 3 songs, namely "Girls", "Money Can't Buy me Love" and "You Got Me Now", together with band Three 6 Mafia.

Present at the preview party are record companies where singers like 50 Cent, Eminem are under.



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First off, huge thanks to Luv, who, aside from making me fantastic headers for this site, is responsible for the photos above and the first clip below — which is remarkable for its fairly clear audio given how loud it was in the club. Thanks also to happyroach at soompi.com for her awesome close-up photos of the event.

Onward.

American-crossover hopeful Se7en held his album preview party last night at the Hollywood club Highlands, where he performed three songs from his upcoming debut album.

In a nutshell? If you’re a Se7en fan, the event was probably a success because you got to see him performing up close and personal in a relatively small club atmosphere. No way you’d get this close in a performance in Korea, or Asia. Promotion-wise, the party was packed and people were screaming with excitement when Se7en took the stage, so another plus there.

If you’re me, though, neither a Se7en fan nor hater, merely curious to see the atmosphere and wishing him well despite being rather dubious to his crossover appeal, the event was a mixed bag.


Clip: Se7en performing the second song of the night, “Money Can’t Buy Me Love”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvS-sB-ss3o








The scene:

Highlands is probably the perfect venue for an event like this; it’s a well-known and popular nightclub — though I wouldn’t exactly call it “world-famous” — and although there’s a decent Asian population amongst its clubgoers, it’s definitely not an “Asian-targeted” club (although you wouldn’t have been able to tell from the turnout last night). It also boasts equal parts swank (read: overpriced, watered-down drinks) and Hollywood pretentiousness (trendy, dolled-up patrons) to make it a high-profile event.

The attendees were, as expected, largely of Asian descent, and while a fair chunk of those were Koreans, I’d guess that a sizable percentage were not. Most attendees were from the LA and OC area, although there were some die-hards who flew in across the country to make the night. If the party was indeed sold out — and it seemed so, what with the crowding and the super-strict guest list control — there were approximately 2,000 in attendance, going off the club’s listed capacity.

Thanks to my awesome host, I had a great vantage point of the show from an elevated table with an unobstructed view of the stage.






The performances:

The biggest detractor was that entire night was super short. For an event that was promoted as certain to sell out and running from 10pm - 3am, all the action was crammed into less than one hour in the middle. Far East Movement took the stage at 11:50 and performed for about ten to fifteen minutes; Three 6 Mafia took over for a mere ten minutes. Se7en performed at 12:15; granted, it was a preview showcase, but for all the hype, it seemed pretty anticlimactic when everything was over by 12:30.

First, Se7en performed his first song of the night, “You Got Me Now,” with Three 6 Mafia (clip below).

Second was the song posted above, “Money Can’t Buy Me Love,” written by Teddy of onetime popular kpop group 1TYM. Se7en’s vocals came across the most in this song, as you can hear for yourself; it’s also the most melodically strong track (and the one I liked best).

Last was the song “Girls,” produced by “Darkchild” Rodney Jerkins, which was probably the weakest performance of the night. Sure, it’s to his credit that Se7en danced and sang live, but the backing vocal track was so predominant in “Girls” that it was more like he was performing karaoke over the recorded track. Most of his contribution to the song was a few breathy “Girls, girls” sung over the chorus while he gyrated with some dancers. When he sang, he sounded pretty decent; unfortunately, the last song — his intended first single — was performed more with an emphasis on his sexed-up pimpin’ image than on the song itself.





Overall impression:

As everyone will undoubtedly point out, the man is damn good-looking in person. Pictures don’t really do him justice. It’s true I don’t really dig his music — it’s listenable and energetic, but kind of generic club fare; not quite fresh or hook-y enough (in my opinion) to capture the attentions of the disinterested masses who are not already predisposed to like him. He needs a breakout hit, something that offers a hint of something new, unique, intriguing, that makes someone perk up their ears and wonder who this new guy is. Based on the performance, I don’t think he has it yet. His songs just sound so familiar. But he’s got good presence, and has always come across as a decent guy who works extremely hard.

I wasn’t particularly impressed with the performance, but I think he did a good job for what it was. He’s got the skills, but a lot of the uphill climb he’s facing now is not contingent on skills. Some things are out of his hands, which no amount of hard work or language lessons or rehearsing can control.

Good luck, Se7en. Really, I do hope you succeed. I also hope you’re not crushed if you don’t. Plenty of people will love you regardless.


Hear his song “Girls,” the last song performed at the party, here:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=caiGfTs2cHE.


Below is “You Got Me Now,” performed with Three 6 Mafia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcmjRICt1Y0



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May 2nd, Se7en performed at the Highlands club in Hollywood for his preview party. He performed three songs: "Money Can't Buy me Love", "You Got Me Now", and "Girls." Three 6 Mafia was also in attendance.

Special thanks to xgreenpolkadot and khypestaff on youtube for uploading these exclusive videos!
For more information on Se7en's preview party, check out : khype.com



Check out the clips here:


Se7en - Thanking people for coming out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCgo4eUzL90
Credit: khype.com_youtube



Se7en - Money Can't Buy Me Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0paha2DE05o
Credit: xgreenpolkadot_youtube



Se7en - You Got Me Now
Se7en's "You Got Me Now" featuring Three 6 Mafia @ his album preview party at The Highlands on May 2, 2008.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcmjRICt1Y0
Credit: khypestaff_youtube



Se7en - Girls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2cfILeN4FU
Credit: khypestaff_youtube



Source: xgreenpolkadot, khypestaff
Credit: soyboy
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