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They don’t look like the R&B singers your parents grew up listening to but they still can sing. We take a look at R&B’s most thuggish singers.
In the late ’90s Mr. “Y’all ni**as gone make me” sang about another woman creeping in his bed with the other members of the R&B group Dru Hill before leaving them to go solo. Sisqo released the monster hit “Thong Song” and his solo career took off. Once his debut album Unleash The Dragon was released, Sisqo was everywhere but soon after he a good run, Sisqo disappeared from the scene. Behind closed doors, Sisqo had reportedly knocked up a 14-year-old Kenyan girl who was living in Switzerland and was refusing to pay child support. Dru Hill has been trying to pull off an official comeback for several years now. Dru Hill is currently on tour and expect to release a new album within the year.
On “Age Ain’t a Factor,” the first single off his forthcoming album Appreciation Day, Grammy winner Jaheim pays homage to what he feels are the oft-underappreciated “grown and Hot” women of a certain age.
On why he chose to write a song for “women of a certain age”
“Some women get older and feel like they don’t have ‘it’ anymore,” Jaheim tells ESSENCE. “I feel like it’s my job to let you know that you still got it.”
On his decades-long crush on Vivica A. Fox
“She’s just a lady. She’s a legend and and she’s great at what she’s doing. She’s at the top of all the actresses in my mind. I was like 14 or 16 and watching her. All my friends used to fantasize about her and now that I’m ‘Jaheim,’ it’s like wow, there she is.”
On other fabulous women over 40 that he adores
“Of course Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Diana Ross, Patti Labelle, Aretha Franklin. I have to say Stacey Dash! Oh, and Phylicia Rashad has always been my baby.”
Check out the new video exclusively on Essence.com! Are you a “woman of a certain age?” If so, what makes you so fabulous?
Such a simple song, but something about “Just In Case” hits the spot, day or night. The great vocals by Jaheim and his background singers make this song a winner, and the beat (suspiciously close to Next’s “Wifey”as someone on YouTube pointed out) can get your head bobbin’ or your feet moving. I’ll let you decide based on your setting how you will jam to this one, but I’m sure you will enjoy it one way or another. Shout out to Maia Campbell, as she played his better half in the dramatic video, and a big shout out to Jaheim’s stylist, who needed to be fired for the horrible bedazzled joints he was wearing from head to toe (but I do remember everyone wearing those blinged out bandanas back in the day). But great storyline, and wonderful message. Definitely take Jaheim’s words to heart, and let the person you love know how you feel…you know…just in case. After last Friday’s horrific events, it’s more important to do so than ever loves. Enjoy, and have a great day!
Was this your jam?
After years of being confused about it, I’ve found that clearly, not everyone is supposed to be or going to be as big as an Usher, a Beyoncé, and most probably won’t get anywhere near MJ status on a global scale. But when highly talented individuals, especially good looking male singers with great pipes, don’t get or don’t get to sustain the popularity they once had, I always wonder why. Such is the case with the following 10 fellas, who throughout my pre-teens and adulthood, I’ve been a fan of. So what are they doing now and what went wrong on the road to stardom? Shall we find out?
And be ready to click (you’ve been warned, so save the complaints).
“And don’t you forget iiiiiit!” That was my jam! For those who don’t remember Glenn Lewis, the neo-soul singer with his funky curls and smooth voice garnered many a female fan after dropping songs like “Don’t You Forget It” off of his debut disk, World Outside My Window in 2002. The Canadian crooner was doing fairly well sales wise as his debut album peaked at number four on the Billboard 200, but as he prepared to release his second album with the single, “Back For More,” his release date got pushed back, and his album just wound up being shelved. Things haven’t been the same since…
After leaving and joining different labels, you’ll be happy to know that Lewis signed with EMI Music in 2011 and is said to be working on a new project. However, we’ll believe it when we see it. He still looks good though!
You know what’s cornier than hip-hop beef? R&B beef. I don’t think there’s anything cornier than when singers are beefing about something dumb like who has the better love song or who has the better falsetto. Some say women are catty but I’ll have you know that almost every case of R&B “beef” over the last few years have been between men. Take a look…
I don’t know about any of you but I find Twitter to be one of the most interesting social networks sites we have. I mean, not only can you often times find a wealth of knowledge, new associates and your share of ratchetness, but you can also sometimes interact with some of your favorite celebrities. About these celebs…? They can be a bit much, if you will, at times. Granted, a lot of people @them with things they’d never say face to face but man, they sure can get emotional. Even when they’re not being mentioned, they just say some of the craziest things. So, we’ve compiled a little list of people who may want to take a little break from Twitter or just delete their accounts altogether. Take a look…
Note: We’re all aware that “if you don’t like what they have to say, don’t follow them” saying. This is all in fun…kind of.
Hey loves! Well, it’s All-Star Sunday (that’s the NBA All-Star game for you non-sports fans) and that means I’ve got the weekend wrap-up. Some of the celebs are a mess as usual and I even threw in a couple of stars that we don’t often talk about. Don’t forget I’m always on Twitter (@DrennaB) if you want to chat it up. Andddddd we’re off…
These days, finding a good love song on the radio is like locating snow in Nevada. Sure it happens but you have to go to great lengths to see it. Unless you’re listening to an old school hour, the love songs of today leave a lot to be desired. But they are out there; so in the spirit of 2011 coming to a close, we’ve taken the time to compile some of the best love songs this year had to offer.
1. “So in Love”
Jill Scott Feat. Anthony Hamilton
I love your mannerisms, babe,
The way you handle them
Oh, I’m so proud to be with you
So attracted to you too…
Is it really a surprise that these two members of the royal family of soul would produce the smooth groove of the year? Jill and Anthony have been on my fantasy collaboration list for a very long time. So I was excited to see them working together. If you’ve been known to step, this song was made just for you.
Before the Grammys kicked off, The Roots hosted their 7th annual jam session at The Music Box in L.A. The band was joined by some of our favorite artists, many of whom performed, as well as Hollywood actors. See who made an appearance in the pictures below:
Sometimes when we watch our favorite celebrities, we have to remind ourselves that we don’t know them. We didn’t grow up with them, we can’t call them when something goes down, and we won’t be shopping for the perfect club fit together. We know all this; yet, when we see these women on the big screen, the small screen or our computer screen we can’t help but think she reminds me of one of my girls! Such is the case with Regina King. From her days on ’227′ to her current role as Lydia in ‘Southland,’ Regina brings the realness. Madame Noire caught up with the talented actress to discuss her roles, her loves, and her arms.