This blog I published awhile back.
Now, with the launch of her web page
I felt it only proper to re-post with updates.
Okay y’all gotta listen here. A while back I had to write a blog about this Angel and her natural talent .
I told you all then that you have to know her.
From opera, Christmas , classical, modern and whatever genre there may be. Miss LeRuz La Rose puts 100% into it and makes old biker gangsters cry happy tears.
What she does for her Bronx community is beyond words.
I will let you go check her page and see the five thousand other endeavours she has.
This woman is so humble that she does not know she is a genuine Living Angel.
Which would explain why she must never sleep because she has numerous Praying It Forward shows or fundraising or something that benefits others on the go at any given time.
I get teary eyed EVERY time I watch or listen to her. Because true talent and pure hearts are my Heroin.
There is so much factory produced PERFORMERS out there.
There are but a handful of ENTERTAINERS .
Who will be the next Leonard Cohen or Ed Sheeran?
So my knowing Miss LeRuz story makes me overstand and understand that she is a true Living Angel.
I am rambling because such souls as hers are few and 50 years between. In 62 years I have discovered only one other and that was in 1999.
SO, BLESS HER WITH A WALK THROUGH HER SITE. YOU WILL BE BLOWN AWAY BY WHAT YOU READ. THEN GIVE HER YouTube MUSIC A LISTEN AND YOU ARE HOOKED.
I LISTEN TO HER CHRISTMAS TUNES EVERY DAY.
DO AN OLD, BUT GOOD LOOKING, BAD BOY A FAVOR AND CHECK THIS QUEEN OUT. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED
Our ENTERTAINERS need our support to get past the mire of reality show and factory cloned PERFORMERS.
Through a Facebook acquaintance, Carlos Colon, an excellent photographer, videographer and excellent editor, I was introduced to this divine artist.
My first taste of her work was her single “The Way I Feel“.
The video captured my attention and I found myself adding it to my daily playlist. Carlos Colon’s magic eye captured her true form and her dance mesmerized me.
Rarely these days we are Blessed to see an actual talented artist perform.
Mainstream media prefers to make coin insulting our eyes and ears with factory produced artists or senseless songs with mindless repetitive lyrics.
This video says it all! It shows her talents without her even aware of how fantastic the said talent is.
The walk through the Park, her mind on love and bliss flows evenly and then, BAM!, at 1:47 seconds in she happens across an African Drum session and out comes her natural Nubian roots and she smashes the African Dance.
Personally, I fell in love at 1:48 seconds into the video.
Miss La Ruz is talented. And she just did not pop into the scene either. She started out in her preteens writing poetry and prose and then adding music.
It is obvious the influences of her quest to be a performer came from MoTown, Jazz and a touch of the Blues. You can feel the influences of bands such as ‘The O’Jays’, ‘The Supreme’s’ and ‘Minnie Riperton‘.
Her natural dance rhythms could only have been attained from growing up as a mere child and watching her elders move to their favorite tunes. I suspect her childhood was filled with Motown and old school jazz. You can feel the impact that era of music has had within her when watching and listening to her works.
And it is “WORK’. She paid her dues via never giving up on her dream.
At one point early in her career she stepped away from performing to further her education. It was at this time she taught herself how to play the piano.
Her decision to pursue a career as a performer came after she had attended the USDAN Camp. This led to her performing as an opera singer. Again we see how multi-talented LeRuz is.
Her ability to sing all or any genre of music is a gift from the Creator’s themselves.
Listen to how natural she performs “Sanctus/Benedictus” ……
Her vocal talents are beyond definition. My past Christmas song list began with her festive covers such as this ….
In short, Miss LeRuz La Rose is a talent worth following.
I have focused on her music, but she is far more than that. She is a song writer, singer, dancer, model, fashion designer, dancer and an actress.
She was Blessed to have performed in three Amas Musical Theatre productions.
In “GODSPELL” she starred as “Sonia”.
In “FOOTLOOSE” she played “Rusty”.
And in “ON THE TOWN” she played “Ms. Turnstile”
Her stage debuts were followed with a stint in the band “Bitter Sweet”.
Unfortunately for them, she left to pursue her solo career. Signing with the legendary B-Boy Records/Boogie Down Productions in 2007.
It is not that often an artist catches my soul and she has done just that. I believe it is her diversity that attracts me the most.
I could go on and on about her performances, but jog over to YouTube and show her some love and discover for yourself.
Here is a little kicker that shows the dedication and drive this young Nubian Queen has …
“ARK BELIE WINE”
Yes, you read right. She has diversified herself as an entrepeneur and has co-founded a wine label.
Listen to her cover of “Minnie Riperton’s – Loving You” …
In conclusion trust when I say that rarely are there talents such as we have been gifted with by artists such as Miss LeRuz La Rose.
Here are a few more of my favorite tunes by her and following is various links to her works.
And here are a few pictures of this fabulous artist…….