One of my friends said “seduce” earlier this week so of course I had to remind myself that this video existed. It’s pretty much everything great about black entertainment in the 90s all wrapped into one:
The ladies are dressed like guys, but with really good Dark & Lovely relaxers (Oh hey, Aaliyah).
The evil tramp has corner store blonde weave (Oh hey, Player’s Club).
They are wearing bright plastic clothes (Oh hey, every Hype Williams video).
I wish somebody in the background was wearing a UCLA sweatshirt though…
I’ve pretty much been listening to Mariah Carey nonstop since that awful "Triumphant" video came out, reliving memories of greatness, mourning the music of the future that could have been.
I mean, look at this. Mariah can pretty much still hit all of these notes, but she’s too busy trynna play the Round The Way Chick to just sing a well-written song. And Michael Walden Narada could write the hell out of a song back then. Lisa Fischer “How Can I Ease the Pain” will always be his masterpiece, but Narada was doing Whitney, Aretha, Tevin Campbell, Regina Belle, and everybody else in the early 90s.
Matter of fact…I’m bout to go make a Michael Walden Narada playlist. Excuse me for a minute…
Even though I finally came around with “Put It Down” featuring excluding Chris Salmon-Nipples Brown, this is more like what I wanted from Bran.
I do hope this is the middle of the pack and not the pinnacle though, because she ain’t put enough harmony on this for me. I need some of those Afrodisiac layers again, an army of Brandys mumbling unintelligibly just behind the lead track…
How does she still sound exactly the same after all these years? Tyrese is probably sitting a corner somewhere kicking himself for letting Anita cover this song because clearly he’s not allowed to sing it ever again after this.
She ate this up. But not in that “screamsing” way all the black girls think they’re supposed to sound these days. Ms. Baker just sang the song and left the hysterics in the cupboard. Can’t wait for this album.