There are certain people who are so beloved that just the mere mention of their name elicits excitement and giddiness from their disciples. There's Prince, MJ, Sade ... and Maxwell. Now, I know Maxwell might not be in the same league to some, but he has a huge, dedicated following _ and that was demonstrated by the reception he had to announce his new album, "BLACKsummers'night." It's supposed to be coming out in July _ it will be his first CD in nine years.
There were all kinds of media folks in there, as well as random folks like Melyssa Ford, New York Giants' player Antonio Pierce and even former Met Dwight Gooden (the biggest questionmark of all attendees).
Maxwell didn't sing, but he did answer some questions. Check out the video I took above where he talks about him taking a break. It was a fun event!