What can we expect from the new CD?
AVANT: It's a lot of diversity on this CD. I dealt
with different producers. I have the Trackmasters on this CD. I
also have a new guy named Donte Winslow and he's really hot. It's
just so much happening and it's a beautiful look. The first single
is called "It's Hurts". The reason I put this out first
is because there a lot of things going on in relationships that
hurt.l Everybody's watching reality TV so I thought I would hit
them with reality music. At some point a relationship is going to
Why did you change record labels?
AVANT: I felt like it was time for me to change
the scene. I think we went as far as we could go at that time. Now
I'm with Capitol Records and they understand my position and movement.
Big ups to Capitol Records for showing me love and letting me do
another wonderful album.
You've been compared to R. Kelly? What's your take on that?
AVANT: When I first came into the game he was running
the 90's and to place me in the same category as R. Kelly in the
2000's was a blessing. Now I have carved a way for myself, so now
Are you touring with the new CD?
AVANT: I am definitely touring with the new CD.
I am putting everything together. It's going to be crazy and I can't
wait to get back to Pittsburgh to tour and show my people love.
That is what I want.
Do you have a record label of your own? If so, do you have any new
artist we should be on the lookout for?
AVANT: I'm actually putting together a record label.
I do not having any artist right now, but after this album I will
be doing a duet with Kee Kee Wyatt because everybody wants that
so I have to make that happen.
What ever happened to Kee Kee Wyatt?
AVANT: Nothing has happened. She went into a few
different directions and record labels. Now she feels like this
is the right time and she feels free to make things happen.
What do you want people to know about Avant that they don't already
AVANT: I am an honest
guy and I do everything I can for my fans. It's all about the fans
because the music is for you.
Jada McGlocklin says she loves R&B and Avant
has the kind of music that puts her in the mood. She loves Avant's
music because it makes her feel sexy. She also says that he is sexy
and she has all of his albums. She can't wait until the CD drops.
She's excited about meeting Avant and touching him.
Deitra Turner and Shamara say, "He is the
R&B singer that still sings ballads and he has a beautiful voice.
I won the tickets from WAMO and I'm glad. The music puts me in the
Klonda & Ebony say they like Avant because
he is hot and he is an older guy that's still got it. He has his
own style, but he reminds them of Aaron Hall. I have all of his
CD's and I listen to them all. Her daughter loves his music and
his vocals are different and it's all his own.