Shareef Keyes & The Groove release their new LP, COOKING SOMETHING, featuring the track SPAGHETTI FETTUCCINE, with Ghostface Killah
Brooklyn raised singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Shareef Keyes, unites a collective sound of funk, Hip Hop, and alternative R&B with the help of a twelve-piece band of New York City’s finest young artists. Hailing from Juilliard, The New School, and Berklee College of Music, ultimately creating Shareef Keyes & The Groove.
Inspired by Parliament-Funkadelic, James Brown, and Wu-Tang, Keyes & The Groove have played memorable performances for crowds at Harlem Arts Festival, Pianos, Bowery Electric, Public Factory, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Webster Hall. Last year, the 25-year-old creative notably opened for jazz-funk pioneer Roy Ayers in front of a sold-out crowd at Brooklyn’s BRIC House.
Keyes & The Groove are thrilled to reveal the next chapter of their discography with new LP, ‘Cooking Something’. A project four years in the making, the album is curated by Keyes and his older brother, Glo’. Cooking Something hones in on the band’s distinctive sound of fusing 70’s jazz-funk influences with a modern Hip Hop undertone.
A cohesive project from beginning to end, the LP holds a savory catalog of tracks like, ‘Potato Salad’, ‘Macaroni and Cheese’, ‘Cornbread’, and the legendary Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang lends some bars on cut LP ‘Spaghetti Fettuccine’. Providing a sonic palette to accompany the album’s title, as well as a number of Keyes orchestrated segues, the project proves a masterful fusion of nostalgia-inducing throwback sounds and modern influences that jazz heads, Hip Hop enthusiasts, and R&B experts alike will find solace in.
In addition, Keyes has provided the first of a coming set of visual components to the album with the animated music video for his Ghostface Killah featuring track ‘Spaghetti Fettuccine’.
“Four years in the making, ‘Cooking Something’ is certainly worth the wait. Pure stick-to-your-ribs music.” – Okayplayer.