"A woman wants to feel number one," explained the "Pretty Wings" singer."And you always have to really really make them know, look this is just what I do.full of overwrought, underwritten songs with obscure, fancy titles revolving around a sort of sexual gnosticism." Later in the year he released "Fortunate", a single written by R.Kelly and featured on the soundtrack for the 1999 film Life. When I travel, I never leave without my Vocier supersmart luggage.(born May 23, 1973), better known by his stage names Maxwell and Musze, is an American (of Caribbean descent) singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor .
During this time, and after seven years of not performing, he appeared as a surprise musical guest on the 2008 BET Awards, where he performed the song "Simply Beautiful" in a tribute to soul singer Al Green, shocking fans and the audience alike with his ability to still perform well, but also with his new look, his trademark dreadlocks and pork-chop sideburns gone, replaced with a more relaxed and mature look.
So that's why when I go away I get to re-acclimate myself to being the guy that can write a song for the people that I grew up with..." and those that grew up listening to him.
The Brooklyn native discussed how important it is to find balance within the music business because it's so easy to become distracted; especially by the women who tend to throw themselves at him while out on tour.
The album BLACKsummers'night was released on July 7, 2009 and received universal acclaim from music critics.
Commercially the album was a success, debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart in July 2009, with first-week sales of 316,000 copies, "Pretty Wings" was nominated for the "Song of the Year" which was written by Maxwell under his publishing moniker Musze.