ok, so hear me out. my theory is R&B stars are so much better when they are sad, depressed, lonely, going through shit, on drugs, etc. so rest assured Mr. Brown...your day in the sun is not over!
it's an awful thing to say. but honestly it's the truth. think back to in the day. Lenny Williams, "I Love You". you can't tell me that wasn't a great song? tell me you don't still sing those "Oh oh oh oh oh oh OH...i love ya baby...". the thing that makes you love shit like this is the raw gritty emotion. this dude was hurt. it wasn't no usual hurt. it was some laying on the bathroom floor, matter of fact. laying on a disgusting public restroom floor bathroom, crying about your chick that left you. this man wasn't just begging, he wasn't just pleading. he was crying and like licking the tiles and shit. he got all squeaky with it. humming like a negro spiritual and shit. he loved this chick. and he meant it. if he was all happy and in love you wouldn't have felt that emotion. you had to be hurt to feel that. well you didn't have to be hurt HE, had to be hurt for you to feel that. don't agree?...
that's fine, but if you don't agree tell me why Mary J. Blige was so much doper before she got happy? yea, i went there. yall know that shit is true. Mary has a Lifetime movie in the making Life. scratch that, she has a biopic movie in the making like in twenty years. you might not see it, but just like your parents (grandparents) didn't really see Etta James getting no movie made about her life..your kids will probably see Mary fighting her demons as well as K-ci from Jodeci in a theater near them in a while. don't get me wrong, because post-happiness i've worked with her. she still does great music, but her emotion level has seriously dropped. before her voice was like syrup on a track. all heavy and laced full of that "punch on you in face, i'm so fucking serious" emotion. now she kinda like skipping rope on a track. it's like..."ooh this is fun...yall bitches ain't got nothing on me, nothing on me..". still not convinced?
tell me pre-crack, bobby brown whitney wasn't the shit?. i mean yea, she looks better than ever. but does she sound better then ever? that crack and bobby brown had you all in whitney's ass. (i feel like bevis, with that last comment...ha-ha i said crack, i said ass..). yea, we want you healthy and out of a crazy relationship...but at the same time we want bodyguard Whitney back. and the only way to get back is to get Bobby back. cause with Bobby comes the foolishness. and the foolishness is what made us like your siddity yet ghettoish classy demeanor. it saddens me because she used to be the epitome of what a singer was. beautiful voice, nice range & control. only person who was messing with Whitney at one point was...
Mariah Carey. do i even have to say how much we loved her before her ass went insane? tortured SANE mariah YES!, tortured INSANE mrs. Cannon, NO! but i'm saying crazy isn't really tortured. right now she's torturing us. btw i almost loathe her now. all the butterflies, glitter, & air machines. we know they're your friends Mimi, but guess what they aren't going to turn into people. get you some friends. Nick..please wild out and bring your wife back into reality so we can like her again. stop defending her craziness..we all know she crazy. the secret is out, has been out. we didn't need M&M (i spell it that way cause he's nutty) to tell us this. stop making diss tracks and threatening to beat up chicks in her honor. she's doing this shit to herself man. sad, but true!... but back to Mr. Brown.
Chris you made a mistake. a BIG ass mistake. i know you regret it, i've seen you man. i'm not one of these naysayers who are condemning you and saying you need to go sit down. i'm also not giving you a "beat a chick" pass. you have to pay for the shit you did. but you don't have to pay for it with your career. you can turn this shit around tho man. yes, you can no longer claim to be the boy next door. because lets face it, you in a wifebeater now has a very different meaning. but if you follow through with your intent to make things better & let your emotion prove to Gayle King, Oprah, & all the other ladies who hate you like they hate their period...you can still come out alright.
i mean look at you boy... R.Kelly. aside from just needing a "hug" & to disappear for like a decade or two he's still around. people still love him. well "love" is a strong word, people still enjoy his music. the truth is if he'd just realize he was too old to be singing the same ladies you're singing to, he'd be alright. but we both know he's trying to get the same ladies you're singing to, & their little sisters. but this ain't about this man infatuations with 15 y/o's. (cause well we all forgave him for Aaliyah..but only cause we really, really, really, really, loved Aaliyah). this man is very talented. and although honey love, homie lover friend, vibe was all the shit. it wasn't till this dude started struggling with his craziness that we started really getting some good music from him. 12 play & rated "R" are two of the greatest albums made. yea, i'ma give credit where it's due. then he came out with the gospel and stepper album when the allegations first hit. but the trial took so long that we we're subjected to his Tp3, 4, 98, etc..and other garbage. he then had to go get happy & cop an ego, cause he wasn't charged with that shit he did in that video. and EVERYBODY know that shit was him. he ain't tortured enough. come on Sparkle, turn in that other tape..we know you stashing them till he really piss you off. eh, i digress...
ok, ok..if you haven't agreed with me up until now. let's look at Jill Scott. Ms. Jilly from Philly. who do music like Jill Scott? anybody, bueller?....you got to be fucking kidding me? she is the shit. and yes, she was in love on her first album. but it was a "emotional...ooh i love me some him" love. yet, as Ezel broke her heart did you not feel that shit with every song that followed? i'm saying i hate her and her hubby split, but i can't wait for the new Jill Scott album. same could be said for Ms. Badu who made one of the best albums after Andre 3000 broke her heart. shit while i'm at it his album was fucking amazing too. they both was going through it. he went from dressing crazy to preppy & she went from nature to black panther. but shit their music is ridiculously great. but while we're on couples let me get to what made me write this shit to begin with. i know many of you guys agree with me , when i say...i can't wait for U-S-HER R-A-Y-M-OND, to drop his shit sans Tameka. now i might get in trouble for this shit, cause this is my boy. in fact, i won't get in trouble for this cause his ass know just like i do. getting married and being an "It" dude is not the business. he knew this shit was gonna happen. i mean "we" submitted songs to him for his last album. and i heard tons of other songs he passed over..all in the name of "image" for his newly married life. dude, we all know you want this last album to disappear. i mean i appreciate art, your my boy..i feel where you were coming from. trust me i liked you album so much better than Maxwell's long anticipated trash he just put out that everyone seems to fucking love but the best song is the damn instrumental.....*hater pause*.
but back to you Ursher. i think we've all learned that it is better that you're single & cheating on your chicks. not married & cheating. married and cheating is not really that cool. i tell my ex, all the time. well really i don't, i just always like to reference her ass when i talk about cheaters. almost like a splinter in the foot. and no lion, i will not be Aesop's mouse & pull the thorn from your paw. go suck a lemon. you do the crime, i'll remind you all the time. again i digress. i'm saying though. it wasn't just usher tho. Tyrese, i think you've learned the same thing buddy. unless your Eric Benet and you are marrying up...getting married is NOT gonna help your career. i think the only person Ursher could marry now and get a cool pass is Chilli. i had to erase my following comment because Ro, is my girl..and i just couldn't say it. lol. i just couldn't say it.
anyway, to summarize...we need yall as artist to feel some pain. if you don't feel pain, we can't feel your pain. as much as we'd like to say, emotion is easy. it is not. we like that, i'm smiling on the outside but crying on the inside emotion. because truth is, as humans...most of the time we are too. most of the songs we play back in our head (minus the "this is our song" songs) are the sad ones. they are the one's we sing along to. the one's we put on repeat when we don't want to talk to anyone. the one that wakes us up in the morning when we haven't been out of the bed in 2-5 days. we need, "U Got it Bad", "Not Gonna Cry", "Will Always Love You", "He Loves Me". if you can accomplish these emotions and be happy...go for it. but if you can't...then give me the divorced, drugged, cheated on, crazy shit i've come to enjoy. i mean i about the music baby. i'm about the music!
oh and this is exactly why i'm so cryptic. i have & still work with 85% of the ppl mentioned. so i'm not being funny, i'm just being honest. so let me disclaim this shit, right fast. i mentioned real singers/entertainers. i'm interested in you & what you're doing because your talented. i just want the talent back. like my dude Songz would say..wait let me not quote him before i get him in trouble, insert *YUP!* lmao. kinda like when my homeboy went in on Omarion and he banned us from his project. *doing my "i get it in" shuffle* no love lost. my homebody still getting that B2K money..where your's at?..lmao