R&B crooner Luke James went uptown for a Harlem Renaissance themed photo shoot for the latest issue of "Stuff Fly People Like." See the jazzy photos inside and watch Cassie’s docu-series about the making of RockaByeBaby.
"I.O.U." singer Luke James covers the April/May digital issue of Rae Holliday’s SFPL. Though some fans may be unfamiliar with the cute New Orleans native, who’s penned hits for Chris Brown, Justin Bieber and Britney Spears, even Luke is aware that it could all change tomorrow and he could be a world-renown singer….or something else.
When asked how be described himself, he told the magazine, “I don’t know who Luke James is. He is an entertainer and an artist. He is an actor, musician, a songwriter and a lover. That could all change tomorrow."
"The Modern Harlem Renaissance" photoshoot was shot by Jerome Shaw and styled by Louis Johnson. Here are the highlights:
On What Fly Means To Him?
“To me, “Fly” means/is a matter how I feel and that I feel great in what it is that I have on. I can’t leave the house unless I have something on that’s giving me wings.”
On Who’s Style Does He Admire?
“I admired Prince and his confidence. Some of the outfits he wore, like the pants with the ass out, you have to have confidence to pull that off! You have to be confident and if you believe it everyone else will. Women loved it and still love it! It’s all a feeling and that’s all a part of what makes your personal style yours.”
On What would he’d like someone to say about him and his music 10 years from now?
I would like to people to say it inspired someone to be who they are. Be who they want to be and not what everyone else wants you to be. If you want to be in love, then be in love. Whatever is, do it if that’s what you feel. It would guide them in that direction. Be in love with something that’s forever.
See photos from Luke’s Harlem Renaissance inspired shoot:
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In other music news…
Cassie has released "The Wait is Over" (Part 1) of her RockaByeBaby Docu-Series. Produced by Chris Roy, Neil Dominique and Chris Latouche, with Diddy serving as Executive Producer, the video provides an intimate look at the final stages of releasing the RockaByeBaby mixtape. Watch Cassie on the journey to a hit–so she hopes–above.
Photos via Jerome Shaw /Video via Candita Semone