Sherwood Brown Jr., a sixth-year business administration student from Tallahassee, will be playing his album, “The Wood” EP, for attendees.
One of Brown’s goals is to show students that they do not always have to tune in to the radio for music. He incorporated FAMU students as background singers and alumni into his live band because he feels that great music can be found on FAMU’s campus.
“I want to set a trend among other artists on campus and in the area,” Brown said. “As an independent rapper, it can be difficult to get into the clubs.”
One of Brown’s tracks that has been gaining some buzz is “Keep it 100,” which includes a sample of the Marching “100.”
“I sampled ‘S.O.S,’ which is one of their classics,” Brown said. “Every time it comes on everybody’s dancing.”
Among the featured artists who will perform is the group LOTD (Leaders of the Dreamers). Ronald “Ronnie Eriic” Fields, a fourth-year business administration student from Scotch Plains, N.J., who is a member of LOTD, feels attendees will become inspired by the music and that the EP will make Brown successful.
“This EP will take Sherwood further than he expects,” Fields said. “He has a creative mind, and if you have a creative mind, I want to work with it.”
Although this event is for promoting Brown’s EP, he said it is a party, and he wants all guests to enjoy themselves.
“I want people to come to The Moon as if they’re coming on a regular Saturday night,” Brown said. “Expect to have a good time and be entertained.”
The listening party is from 5-8 p.m. at The Moon, located at 1105 E. Lafayette St. Those who follow Brown on Instagram at @thewood850 get in free.
“The Wood” EP can also be downloaded at www.sbrownent.com and www.datpiff.com.