The Original 7ven Debut Documentary at LA Grammy Museum

The Original 7ven, the band formally known as “The Time”, released their new album, “Condensate” yesterday and had a special screening of the bands documentary at the Grammy Museum in Downtown Los Angeles. The Original 7ven are the original band members of “The Time” which included Morris Day, Jerome Benton, Jesse Johnson, Jellybean Johnson, Monte Moir, and the producing team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

The documentary was a look at the band that has been together for 30 years. From their begins in Minnesota in 1981 to the new album. The band was formed when Prince wanted to put a pop-funk band together and got members from a band called, “Flyte Time” which feature Jellybean Johnson, Monte Moir, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis with Morris Day who had played with Prince in the band “Grand Central” to form “The Time”. They went on road with Prince on a couple occasions but had difficulties when Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were fired from the band by Prince for producing music for other artist such as the SOS band. The Time continued with new members releasing albums and a costarring role in the movie “Purple Rain” which helped the band reach to higher heights.

We move forward to 2008 when the band reunited on the Grammy Award show appearing with Rihanna singing “Jungle Love” and decided to work on the newly released album, “Condensate.” This is the bands first studio album in 21 years. “We called the album Condensate because when you leave a bottle on a table it is cool inside but the outside of the bottle, some people call it sweat, but it is Condensate,” said Morris Day who named the new album. The first track form the new album “#Trendin” is a great classic sound that is totally to The Time.

The new album, “Condensate” is available now and is a must to add to your music collection. Currently Best Buy is offering the documentary as an exclusive with the purchase of the album. The Original 7ven will also be performing tonight at Club Nokia at the LA Live complex in Los Angeles. Tickets are still available at and the Club Nokia box office.

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography.

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