Earlier this week I reviewed K’Valentine’s new record Here For A Reason that will be out sometime this Spring (I think). Last night I got to see her perform an opening set for Talib Kweli. She signed to Javotti a couple years ago and has spent that time honing her skills and learning from the talent on the already-impressive roster. She definitely earned her spot alongside those luminaries of rap.
With her family right up front, she blasted through some of her new songs as well as tracks from her previous mix tapes. She seemed happy to be performing for a hometown crowd and had a smile on her face for most of the show. It was a short set, but the potential for stardom was evident. Keep your eye out for the record and if the Sevens Tour comes through your town get there early to see K’Valentine’s set.