Most of the kids listening to radio these days know Miss Jones as just a DJ/radio personality, dishing gossip (and saying ignorant things from time to time), but in the early 90s she was rolling with Doug E. Fresh and burning up the airwaves with this jam. She had 3 singles that were moderate successes at urban radio but nothing that could be considered a hit, so in 1998 she gave up and went to work for WQHT in NYC.
I liked her better when she was just singing and not giving opinions.
(PS: Check out a young Busta Rhymes near the end with his old dreds.)
It is SWV Week in my life since they dropped their new single and I’ve been reliving the 90s hard. ”Right Here” was the group’s very first single, later to be remixed with Michael Jackson's “Human Nature” into the more recognizable version of the song. Fun Fact about the remix: The voice in the background saying S…double…u….V….now S….double….u….V is a young Pharrell Williams, who would get his first producing credit with Chad Hugo as the Neptunes on SWV’s second album for the song “Use Your Heart.”
Anyhow, this is my favorite SWV song of all time, in its original version because the percussion is killing it and the rest of the instrumental is just so 90s. And Taj gets to rap so that’s cute too.
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! I didn’t know they were making new music?!?!
I don’t know if this is as good as I think it is because I’m just so excited to hear them. But I am forreal jamming like Shaniqua at a block party right now. Coko is still sanging, you guys. I mean, 20 years later, and she is really doing the damn thing. And I love how this sounds so much like “I’m So Into You” without being a retread.
I’ma listen to it some more this week and decide if it’s worthy of all this praise I just heaped on it.
Mary J. Blige “Someone To Love You” (Later with Jools Holland)
This is one of my favorite Mary performances this year. She looks beautiful, the song is probably the best on her new album, and she just sang it. You guys, she didn’t even scream at me. She just made beautiful music.
Mary is going to be a gorgeous older woman. Her bone structure is ridiculous.