It doesn’t seem like it was 10 years ago when we lost one of the top iconic R&B singers of all time, Gerald Levert. Rolling out was able to catch up with Marc Gordon (the only remaining original member of Levert) to get an update on his new group Levert II, new members, the new single and an upcoming tribute in remembrance of the 10-year anniversary of Gerald Levert’s death.
Blaq Rose and Parrice Smith are the newest editions to the group Levert II. I asked Parrice if he is worried about die hard Levert fans taking offense and not being receptive to new members, as they may feel he is trying to replace Gerald Levert. Parrice responded saying the following:
I’m very honored to be a part of such an iconic group still keeping the Levert name alive. I’m just here to be an asset to the group. It means so much to me to be able to work with Mark Gordon and learn so much. It’s not about me trying to fill the shoes of Gerald Levert as those are some pretty big shoes to fill. I know that people will enjoy the music. I’m here to help deliver great music and a great sound. I’d doubt anyone will be disappointed. Our new single releasing soon titled “Commit”, is a song I wrote along with a producer. It’s definitely going to put Levert II on the map and in a good space where we belong.
Blaq Rose and Mark Gordon spoke on the changes in the music industry today, social media tactics and the current state of R&B music. I also asked Mark Gordon his thoughts on the “TV One Unsung Miki Howard” special and how they portrayed his brother Gerald Levert in her life. “No one was really there except for Gerald Levert and Miki Howard. That’s her version of what happened and I can respect that,” explained Mark Gordon.
Check out our video interview and find out who will be performing at the 10-year anniversary tribute to Gerald Levert and when it will be taking place.