Holy. Shit. I mean, the video is cheap and the song took a few days to grow on me, but Dawn is DANCING in this. I am not even kidding. My own pelvis is sore after watching all this gyration.
You need to get this EP. Straight up, BEST R&B album I have bought all year, especially if you like R&B and dance music. Not techno bullshit either—actual “make your body move” dance music. This is the worst song on the whole album, forreal. This shit is so flawless.
Ok I need to end this post because I am stanning so hard right now. But damn Dawn. She is putting in some serious work…(while Aubrey is off crying on the Celebrity Apprentice, wearing one of Rihanna's old Kool-Aid-Red-Wigs.)
When this came out, I had the biggest crush on Usher, or as we said down in South Carolina, Ursha. I just knew I could join his fan club and profess my love sincerely and it would be enough to turn him gay and be my boo.
Then he grew up, cheated on Chilli, made a kajillion dollars singing about it, and is forever ugly to me. Some people grow into their features, but Ursha grew out of his. He always looks like a cross between a turtle and a penishead.
So I’ll just pretend I’m ten again and watch this, back when he was cute.
I like this song better than any ballad Beyonce has ever done, probably because LeToya doesn’t holler at me like I just crushed all her begonia bushes. Plus she’s adorable. And she seems more authentically hood. And Luda’s bars are kind of amazing.
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.