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Chicago’s hot spot The Velvet Lounge recently played host to an album release party and performance by popular poet Young Flame in celebration of her latest project, Love States.

Hosted by actor and musician Mel-Rob, the night featured a well-received mix of live music and spoken word before Young Flame’s grand entrance to the packed house. Backed by a live band featuring the always dependable Allegra Dolores, the poet, who has guested on TV One’s Verses & Flow, and was a featured poet on the My Black Is Beautiful campaign, effortlessly breezed through a dazzling set of pieces including her latest single, “I Remember,” which recently debuted on Chicago’s top R&B and Soul radio station V103, as well as globally on iHeartRadio.

After the performance, Flame greeted excited audience members and signed copies of her album.

According to Young Flame, the album, which features her witty and wondrous wordplay set to an eclectic and soulful mix of hip hop, neo soul, jazz and house music, serves as a “metaphor” for the language of the heart.

Love States is truly a metaphor of what I feel the heart speaks/tells or even shows us as we go through and GROW through different ​stages of love and like,” she says.

Love States is available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music, and Spotify.

For more information about Young Flame, please visit www.young-flame.com

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TJ Armour

"I'm not a biter, I'm a writer for myself and others."