This weather is so perfect. It definitely needs Teedra Moses.
The summer before this album came out, Ashanti released her second album, and Beyonce released her first, back to back. They were both so disappointing I swore off mainstream R&B forever. I couldn’t believe so many people were in love with such mediocre music when I knew there was still quality R&B being made that nobody was getting to hear.
The next summer, Brandy released Afrodisiac (still my favorite R&B album of this century) and Teedra released Complex/Simplicity. Together, they renewed my faith in the genre after Beyawnse and Ashitty almost ruined it forever.
Regardless of the fact that this is the lead single for a movie I refuse to pay money for (written by Steve Harvey, co-starring Chris Brown? YEAH NO THANKS)… Regardless of the fact that Ne-Yo's gay ass singing the co-lead on a man/woman track is about as believable as me being the Grand Wizard of the KKK…
This is the best thing JHud has ever done. Did I see a sidestep dance move? Is that what you did there? That was cute, Jen! Do that again! She looks amazing, the song is amazing, she’s not hollering it at me. All of this is just winning.
Y’all, Brandy is aging like a fine wine, do you hear me? I mean, realtalk: I thought her features were a little bit….off. Back in the day anyway. But she is absolutely stunning in this video. Monica ain’t no slouch either, still lookin like 14-years-old-“just one a dem days.” And they sound so good, not competing for the spotlight, just doing their thing and complementing each other…Brandy’s lower register versus Monica’s gospel ad libs. I’m so feeling this.
I’ll just ignore the fact that this song was written, composed, arranged, and produced by Robert ChildPee Kelly, and focus on the fact that this song made my imaginary junior high vagina moist. A few years later, I was in the drive-thru at Hardee’s when I rolled up to collect my order and the window girl squealed “oooooo you look JUST LIKE MASWELL! Oletha come here! Don’t he look JUST LIKE MASWELL?!”
And to this day, I’m still trying to get my afro to look just like Maxwell’s. So far….#fail.
Let’s appreciate the Sane Jackson. Also known as The Jackson Who Can’t Dance and The Jackson Who Still Has The Most Of Her Original Nose.
I would clown on that 1980s figure skating outfit she’s rocking, but I deadass saw some chick in Washington Heights a few weeks ago wearing an electric blue version of this that I’m almost positive she bought from Rainbow.
Early last week I worked a fashion tradeshow and the DJ played this song. Obviously I stopped everything I was doing to get my jam on, and it’s been on my mind ever since. Can we appreciate how Missy changed the game please? She really made no mistakes.
Jill Scott “He Loves Me” (Live at the 7th Annual Lady of Soul Awards)
I just had fucking CHURCH to this! Why didn’t I know this live performance existed? When I tell you Ms. Scott ate this up? I mean, she ATE THIS.
Brian is just so oblivious to all things Black People Music; I was gonna take it upon myself to post some good R&B everyday this month. I’m mad I started with this though, because Jill just gave me fever.
Let me go listen again.
(Oh, then I stumbled on this Deep House remix of the original. It is definitely tasty.)