“Choosey Lover” And “No, No, No”: 9 Songs You You Probably Didn’t Know Vince Herbert Wrote And Produced

April 22, 2014  |  
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For many people, when you think of Vince Herbert these days, you think of Tamar Braxton, or a Lady Gaga. He has steered the careers of both women and helped them obtain major success. But before he was doing that, he was a writer and producer for quite a few major talents during the ’90s. Here are 9 hits and deep cuts that Vince (then credited as Vincent Herbert or V.H.) has lent his talents to over the years.


“Choosey Lover”  – Aaliyah

Herbert contributed his talents to both the old school and new school versions of this track (which appear together on the album), a remake of the classic Isley Brother’s song of the same name. While Timbaland was behind most of the hits on the One in a Million album, Herbert was the producer of this jam, as well as the remake of Marvin Gaye’s  “Got To Give It Up” from this same album.


Destiny's Child

“No, No, No” (Part I And The Remix) – Destiny’s Child

It was the hit these Houston gals needed to be taken seriously as one of many R&B groups out in the mid-’90s. Both part one and the remix were written and produced by Vince Herbert (with help from Calvin Gaines, Mary Brown, and Rob Fusari), and of course, we know that the song was a huge hit. It went number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hot Hip-Hop charts, and number three on the Hot 100 charts. 



Too Little Too Late” – JoJo

Before JoJo was creatively stifled by her record company for years (she’s free now), she was putting out quite a few hits. “Leave,” “Baby It’s You” and this one: “Too Little Too Late.” Herbert was one of the producers of the song, which had one of the biggest Billboard jumps (from number 90 to three on the Hot 100) in history.


Christopher Williams

“Every Little Thing U Do” – Christopher Williams

The New Jack Swing track from Williams’ second album, Changes, was written with the help of  Herbert. The single was released as the third one from the album. While it’s no “I’m Dreamin’,” it’s hot!


Toni Braxton

“How Many Ways” – Toni Braxton

How many ways can a woman love her man? Evidently, Herbert had all the answers because he wrote (and produced) this song for Braxton’s self-titled debut album. The song peaked at number six on the Hot R&B/Hot Hip-Hop charts, and the video featured Braxton frolicking with a young and fine Shemar Moore (the two would actually end up dating for a short period of time later).


Mary J. Blige, older women crop tops

“I Don’t Want To Do Anything” Remix – Mary J. Blige and K-Ci

Any other big fans of Mary J. Blige’s What’s The 411? Remix album? Well, if you are, you’ve probably heard Mary’s “I Don’t Want To Do Anything” remix with K-Ci. Herbert actually produced that. While I actually prefer the original (which was produced by DeVante Swing), probably because I loved Mary and K Ci’s “Unplugged” performance of it, this one is worth a listen to.


Deborah Cox

“Where Do We Go From Here” – Deborah Cox

Deborah Cox has been singing on the scene for a while. In the early stages of her career (before “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” took over your radio for like a year), she put out a self-titled album with the song, “Where Do We Go From Here” featured. Herbert actually produced the song, mixed it, and worked on the drums on the track.



“Suga Suga” – Monifah

While “Touch It” was the big hit (and biggest hit of her career) off of Monifah’s second album, Mo’hogany, “Suga Suga” was a favorite of many fans. The sexually alluring song was produced by Herbert and gave Monifah the chance to really show off her vocal abilities.


“Fly Away” –  Hi-Five

Written by Herbert, “Fly Away” was a deep-cut jam off of Hi-Five’s sophomore album, Keep It Goin’ On. The song has that early ’90s vibe to it, and if you ask me, it should have been released as a single. Not only is it smooth, but it’s one of my favorites.


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  • Julien

    He’s produced so many jams. Love Deborah Cox’s joint.

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  • Ifuaskme2

    Does he have Down Syndrome? I don’t care what he wrote and I still haven’t heard a Tamar song. I’m sure he’s talented but I fail to see the attraction

    • JJ

      Everything isn’t always physical..he treats her like gold and like his queen and at the end of the day that what’s important.

  • Charlotte DiLondon

    Wow! You live long enough, you’ll learn something new everyday. I watch “Baxton Family Values”, and I knew Vince was talented, but I had no idea he had his hands in so many boxes. Good for him.

  • chamoola

    They really could have left Choosey Lover off this list. The original song (Aaliyah’s lyrics were not different) came out in 1983, Vince would have been 14 or 15. Jasper Isley wrote that song and I’d be pissed if I were him right now. LOL

  • heybaby

    That Deborah Cox song is the JAM! I was listening to it last night. That note she held at the end baby

  • Marie09

    The Mary and K-Ci…..that was my song!! Lawd Ha Mercy….good memories

  • Miss E

    I always knew about Vince mad JoJo, but I didn’t know the about the other people.

  • Meandmybish

    Can someone tell him to close his mouth in pics tho?

  • Tracey Jarvis

    I love Vince and his family.

  • dingo_egret

    Damn! Good for him. He wrote many hits. I remember all of these songs.

  • keqi

    I can do without the Mary and Kci remix the original is and will always be my jam.

  • Shan Frazer

    Why does he always look as though his tongue is too large for his mouth? Close your mouth Vince!

    • smh&lol@bloggers

      Lmaoooo!!! I have said the same exact thing, lol

    • Felicia

      I think its because of his size. Sometimes when you’re overweight you breath more via your mouth..its probably habit for Vince now.

      • Shan Frazer

        I understand your point of view but he can try to kick the habit. Didn’t he lose weight tho?

  • angel

    Ummm Choosey Lover was just a cover of the isley brothers song so how did he write it? lol

    • B.

      I thought it just said he produced Aaliyah’s version.

    • Suburban Princess Dior

      Lol girl I thought he wrote the isley brothers version silly me

    • He assisted in the writing for both, the original & remake.

  • S Jo

    Oh, Now I see Tamar’s attraction!

    • dingo_egret

      You mean the same attraction Christine Milan had with the Dream? If I get with him, he may be able to write some hits songs for me and elevate my career…

      • Allinyabawdy

        It worked. I just dont get why he made her wait so long. She may have done better if her album came out like 3 years earlier.

    • Surprise-1

      I hate to say it, but you took the words right out of my mouth 🙂

      • S Jo


  • Suburban Princess Dior

    Choosy lover. Im so glad you choose me baby my jam

  • B.

    Word? I had no idea. The Christopher William’s song and Mary’s song were my jams. Toni’s was my jam too. Who knew, Vince?

    • Suburban Princess Dior

      What song did he write from tony tonu, c.w and Mary j

      • B.

        How many ways, Toni. Every little thing you do, CW. If loving you is all that I have to do, Mary and K-ci.