“I like the way you look at me” is the first thing you hear when seeing Sammie. He has been in the game for over 20 years and still counting. As the millennium tour kicks off later on this month, “Come With Me” artist has transitioned himself as a grown man. With historic hits over the years, it was only right that he should be apart of such a impactful tour that consist of memories when we were in middle or high school days. We can’t wait until he releases more new music after the tour is over! We have caught up with the r&b crooner and discussed his solo tour, The Everlasting, and more.
RESPECT.: What can we expect from this Millennium tour from you since its the start of a new decade? Bringing the vibes back.
I am taking it back from the beginning to now. From new and old school. There will be a lot of energy and passion.
RESPECT.: I had seen a post that you are working on a new album that will be Grammy worthy, tell us a little bit about it.
I have been working on it since December. I have dedicated this in two months before I go on tour. It won’t be out until after the tour. It will consist of bedroom love and sex. It will be for the ‘80s baby who was raised with ’90s r&b vibes. It will have that Ginuwine and Joe vibe. I welcome new listeners and followers with passion and love.
RESPECT.: What is the one thing you need with you while you record your songs?
I will need wine to sip to get in my feelings with a candle. That goes for passion, love, and soul to it. Sometimes, I will need a female companion to see how she moves from her mind down to the organ (mune).
RESPECT.: With you doing a solo tour in 2018, The Everlasting Tour, that was sold out every show, tell us how your experience was 2 years ago until now.
It was the most precious accolade tour. My first-time people have come out to see me, so I don’t have that kind of demand. I love being nervous because they are wanting to see me. I was brought onto the 2020 millennium tour because they will see that I will bring out as a second era. I have a beautiful experience bonding with my team.
RESPECT.: 20 years being in the game, from a little guy singing “I Like It” to singing grown man things, can you give any advice for the artists who are fresh in the game?
Enjoy the ride. I remember I had reached out to Usher. My journey throughout the music career is a dedication. It will be full of ups and downs, but it is a process of getting where you want to go. I focused on the end goal, and they didn’t understand my vision. You have to get ready. Don’t do it just for the money, respect the craft. Go another route if you are doing it for the money.
RESPECT.: Can we get a tracklist of what you will be performing for us, oldies, who know your songs since little kids?
Hahaha, no. You will have to come and have fun and enjoy the show.
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