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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.
In the last few years, quite a few music groups from the ’90s have announced comebacks for their fans. From SWV to Jodeci, some of your favorites are trying to make magic happen a second time around. While we’d all love to think it’s for the sake of making good music because that’s just what they love to do, the men of Dru Hill made it plain and clear in a very awkward interview recently, that they do it because they have mouths to feed. When asked about their new music, overcoming issues and why they are still hitting the road to share their hits, Sisqo said they are blessed and fortunate enough to be able do it. But as a very tipsy Nokio put it (with a fresh drink in his hand), “We got kids and s**t.”
“We go up there and we sing like our lives depend on it every night because we got kids and s**t! That’s the reality of the situation. It’s been 20 years. How the f**k do you think we still sing the way we do? We got families to feed!”
The interview was quite the mess (in a funny and kind of sad way), as the men didn’t even know what their website name was which stores all their new music. Things were so rowdy that the interviewer could barely get through the conversation, as it slowly turned to adult film websites and the men were laughing it up.
I’m all for groups reuniting to provide good music, and I get that folks have bills to pay, but if folks are just trying to cut a check but aren’t serious about such comebacks, then they need to stop wasting their time (and the time of their fans). But hey, at least they were honest.
Check out the interview for yourself and share your thoughts on their honesty:
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!
Where are these 90′s R&B male singers, you ask? Your guess may be as good as ours, but as a contrast to the popular TVOne hit reality series, R&B Divas, we would love to cast these men as our R&B Fellas.
After releasing a new single this year, a duet with KeKe Wyatt called “You & I,” this gave us a reminder of the R&B singer, who sung the hits “Don’t Take Your Love Away” and “My First Love.
With the help of a continuously embattled (but still Hot) Chris Brown, last week, Keri Hilson debuted the song and video “One Night Stand” from her album, No Boys Allowed. The Hot duet, scorching from the recording to the dark video and its synchronized dance breakdown, brought to mind all the dope duets in Hot R&B over the years. Not the lovey-dovey Ashford & Simpson or Marvin & Tammi type joints, but the make your ears melt and make you turn it down when people come around type tracks. There’s too many to narrow down, but here are a few you’ll need to get a hold of ASAP.