Live Sessions Melvin Riley of Ready for the World Performs onstage - new single Sugar Daddy

Published on April 28th, 2024 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Melvin Riley of Ready for the World Talks New Single “Sugar Daddy”

In our recent Live Session, I had the honor of chatting with the celebrated and groundbreaking musician, Melvin Riley, renowned as a founding member of the multi-platinum sensation, Ready for the World. We dug into his new single, “Sugar Daddy,” a true masterpiece that showcases Melvin’s enduring talent and forward-thinking approach to music…not to mention he drops some gems on the reality of relationships with this one…I think Wake Up Call fits the song perfectly.

Melvin’s influence spans far beyond the studio, and “Sugar Daddy” is a message piece making a significant splash in the contemporary music scene. This could be another essential song from this legendary artist as he recaptures center stage.

A Fusion of Classic and Contemporary

“Sugar Daddy” is a hypnotic blend of R&B comingled with contemporary sounds, capturing the essence of Ready for the World’s signature style while infusing a fresh energy. Melvin Riley’s distinct vocals, coupled with the track’s infectious rhythm, creates one of those don’t distract me breaks.

The single is accompanied by an amazing cinematic visual

Melvin Riley: A Musical Luminary

Melvin Riley stands as a beacon in the realm of music, with his illustrious career as a founding member of Ready for the World. With decades of experience under his belt, Melvin continues to shape the landscape of contemporary R&B, showcasing his unmatched creativity and unwavering dedication to his craft.

Ready for the World: Pioneers of R&B

Originating from Flint, MI, Ready for the World is a trailblazing R&B and funk group that has left an indelible mark on the music industry. Hits like “Oh Sheila” and “Love You Down” have catapulted the group to widespread acclaim, earning them numerous accolades and cementing their legacy in music history.

Check out our conversation below!

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