In his first video, for 2005’s “Gotta Make It,” this walking AbFlex commercial didn’t take his shirt off once. In fact, the beginning of the clip sees the R&B heart throb putting his shirt on. With a fine falsetto and the nimbleness of an MC, the Virginia crooner was set up as an Artist—Donny Hathaway via R. Kelly. Then he took his shirt off—and started selling a lot more records. Pray for his metabolism. Carl Thomas, currently trying to take advantage of a Carter III name-drop, opens. DOMBAL.
Fri., June 27, 8:30 p.m., 2008