If fate took a different turn, John Mayer may have not be the solo superstar we know today.
During his college years, he disenrolled from the Berklee College of Music in Boston and moved to Atlanta with future Zac Brown Band member Clay Cook in 2007.
“Now New York, there’s no way I could be in NYC tonight and not bring out on the stage, my brother – Nas!
”, Keys announced before the Crown Heights native stepped to rap his verse off the classic "One Love" – which was also produced by Q-Tip.
Shutting down the popular tourist area, Alicia Keys delivered a captivating hour-and-a-half-long show that also served as a loving tribute to hip-hop history, right near the heart of its birthplace.
“Momma cooked the soup, Daddy did the yelling, Uncle was a drunk, cousin was a felon”, Keys sang excitedly, as she kicked off her performance with a new track titled “The Gospel," discussing the difficulties families encounter living in poverty-stricken communities.
Clad in black trousers and a black long-sleeved printed blouse, the R&B diva also donned a head-scarf as she danced across the stage during her Caribbean-tinged single “In Common”.
“Even in this beautiful place where there’s ‘concrete jungles where dreams are made of, there’s nothing you can’t do’, there’s still…Now, we bring you part two, with eight more facts about the gravel-voiced singer/songwriter who catapulted to fame with his debut full-length, , in 2001.In 2011, John Mayer was diagnosed with a granuloma on his vocal chords and had to have two surgeries to remove it.” she continued her speech, encouraging fans to vote and denouncing current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump over his lewd comments.Alicia Keys briefly silenced the crowd’s roars as she ended the night with a powerful, heart-rending performance of “Holy War” which she previewed during her speech at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Together, they performed as the two-man band known as the Lo-Fi Masters, but their time together was short.