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Maxwell: BLACKsummers’night Album Listening Party

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I figured you guys were like me and had waited long enough for details on Maxwell's new album, BLACKsummers'night The record has been described as a trilogy with a new installment released each year beginning this July 7.

I attended the album listening party Sony hosted Monday at the swank Montage hotel in Beverly Hills and tweeted about the 9 impressive tracks. Just so you know, Maxwell delivers on each song. Check out my rundown.

@y_billyjohnson is about to tweet about new maxwell album, track by track. at listening party.8:05 PM May 11th from web B1     

@y_billyjohnson Playing Pretty Wings video now.8:06 PM May 11th from web         

@y_billyjohnson He's in bed with women of dif shades like Legend's Save Room video.8:08 PM May 11th from web       

@y_billyjohnson BLACKsummer's night starting now.8:11 PM May 11th from web  

@y_billyjohnson Maxwell: bad habits: nice easy rocking mid tempo. feels good. no auto-tune. refreshing.8:13 PM May 11th from web    

@y_billyjohnson oh oh congas.8:15 PM May 11th from web    

@y_billyjohnson Maxwell: cold: hmm. this is party music. music sound is big. real band. don't think t-pain is on this one. J/k8:18 PM May 11th from web         

@y_billyjohnson Maxwell: pretty wings: you guys know this 1. nice return track. soft and sweet. can get your slow dance on to this. where wifey at?8:22 PM May 11th from web      

@y_billyjohnson a slow jam with a hand clap. tight.8:23 PM May 11th from web     

@y_billyjohnson @moskip no. this ain't for lil wayne. lol. he's doing a rock album not r&b. lol.8:25 PM May 11th from web           

@y_billyjohnson Maxwell: love you: more of an upbeat dance track. like a mid-tempo '70s soul disco kind of feel. nice.8:27 PM May 11th from web      

@y_billyjohnson they are serving wine btw. but your boy is not twrinking while tweeting.8:28 PM May 11th from web       

@y_billyjohnson or tweeting under the influence.8:28 PM May 11th from web        

@y_billyjohnson the album is only 9 songs.8:29 PM May 11th from web        

@y_billyjohnson Maxwell: stop the world: scott [Galloway] is shaking his head left to right like he's about to catch the holy ghost.8:32 PM May 11th from web            

@y_billyjohnson nice little breakdown. almost thought it was another song.8:32 PM May 11th from web  

@y_billyjohnson yo waiter let me get another jumbo shrimp with that sweet n sour sauce.8:33 PM May 11th from web       

@y_billyjohnson Maxwell: fist full tears: another solid track. 6th in a row rare these days.8:35 PM May 11th from web       

@y_billyjohnson Maxwell: help somebody: fonky throwback track. wonder if he performed this at that show I went to in nov.?8:41 PM May 11th from web        

@y_billyjohnson Maxwell: playing possum: minimalistic track. acoustic guitar. this is classic maxwell. dude can sing. like that he doesn't have to force it.8:43 PM May 11th from web       

@y_billyjohnson looking at epk footage on monitor. maxwell has a sleepy eye. the rt on. never noticed. lol.8:45 PM May 11th from web      

@y_billyjohnson Maxwell: phoenix rise: the last track. surprisingly funky. prominent bass. track hums. oh here he come thru the side door. applause.8:48 PM May 11th from web      

@y_billyjohnson brian mcknight pushing his way to the front of the picture line..8:56 PM May 11th from web            

@y_billyjohnson in line to take a pic like a goober.9:02 PM May 11th from web      

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