Millions have grooved to Dwele and probably didn't even know it.
The Detroit soul singer added vocals to Kanye West's hit "Power," which was one of the best singles of 2010. That's his voice, next to Kanye's and riding that superb sample of King Crimson's "21st Century Schizoid Man."
Dwele has also put together an impressive solo songbook, one that is well worth diving into. He'll likely showcase the best of his bunch when he performs Sept. 21-23 at Yoshi's Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West. Showtimes are 8 and 10 p.m. Sept. 21-22, 7 and 9 p.m. Sept. 23. Tickets are $30 (510-238-9200, http://www.yoshis.com/).
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