Bismarck, Lane, Sonya & Jonathan

It’s getting hotter in June. No! It’s getting colder in June. One day it’s scorching outside. By the end of the week, it’s freezing. This was how Bismarck was describing Lane’s mood swings. She’ll start crying at any moment. As far as, eating is concerned. Sonya has become her foodie friend. Sonya can eat like a pig. She’ll always have a model figure. What’s with the Ritz crackers and ice cream? I’m going to admit… I’m probably going to try this soon. I’ll let you know what happens….

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The Odd Couple in Music

Lixander calls me in for an emergency meeting. I love his emergencies. It’s never anything insane. Thank goodness! The way he gets excited you would think so. It’s just he has an idea that’ll definitely work for someone or something. This has been his going on for years. Jay mentioned that he should just write it in the notes or a voice memo. His excuse was not a good one. However, it was one that Jay was not going to continue. It was a simple “Who wants to do all of that?” I laughed hysterically to Jay’s displeasure.

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We’ve found a sense of direction.

I think we’re finally hitting a groove. After a few virtual lessons. As well as, some very good hands on. I feel really good about a song that I’ve started working on. We’ve had about six that just sounded insane. I’ve played a few back and was frightened. There’s now a genre that I’ve always loved. Many people think that it’s rhythm and blues. I can sing it pretty well. However, that’s totally not the case…..

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WAP this, WAP that.

Megan & Cardi

I’ve finally gotten the chance to hear this new single. WAP by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. Judging by the beat alone, I’m giving it tens across the board. I’m a beat person over lyrical content. These days that’s all there is. You still can’t manage to pick up the mumble dialect. These ladies definitely sound off and the content is definitely there. You hear these women loud and clear.

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The return of the 90s R&B Groups. For some not necessarily.

It’s April 2017.. A long way from the record store days. When most of us snuck out to our favorite record store at midnight. Just to get an album before your friends did. Or, camped outside for two days just to meet your favorite artists. At an in-store appearance. Now albums drop basically any day of the week. Most of the artists you can’t understand. What it is they’re saying. Folks now camp outside for sneakers. Today’s favorite artists will shade a fan. Or, try to get your number. Groupies are more vile than ever. Let’s go back a bit.

Growing up in the 90s.. I’m not speaking to those born in say 92-98. Y’all should just take notes. 
We had a heavy R&B group craze back then. En Vogue, TLC, Xscape, SWV, Jodeci, After 7, Jagged Edge, Jade, Boyz II Men, and Total. Just to name a few. We were some loyal fans back then. Some of us have remained loyal. Hoping that some of these groups reunite and save us from the music of today. Surprisingly… Some of them never left.  For some the line up may have changed. However, their still putting out music and touring. Sometimes in your own city. For instance, En Vogue. Dawn and Maxine are no longer in the group. They’ve added Rhona Bennett. Cindy and Terry are still in the group touring all over the world. The EV3 lineup not to confuse with the 1997 album. Actually dropped a new song and an album is expected sometime this year. SWV, reunited in 2007 is currently touring. Dropped two albums and was nominated for a Grammy. TLC.. Many say that this group had broken up. No they lost a member. Due to an untimely death and has continued to tour and make appearances. This month they dropped a new single “Way Back” featuring Snoop Dogg and have an album coming in June. Yaaaassszzzzz!!!! After 7 went their separate ways in 1997. Reunited in 2006 and is now a quartet. Melvin’s son has joined the group. After Melvin had a stroke. Melvin has since rejoined the group and they released an album titled Timeless in 2016. Jagged Edge has never disbanded and is working on their ninth album and still touring. Jodeci, came back together and released a critically acclaimed album in 2015. Titled The Past, Present and Future. We did get our lives when Kima, Keisha and Pam came back to together for the Bad Boy Reunion Tour. We’re hoping for an album!! Meanwhile Kima and Pam are currently touring. Keisha does make appearances. Lets hope for a Total album. Boyz II Men became a trio after 2003. When Mike left the group.. He was on Iyanla recently… get that tea. They’re still touring and putting out music. Jade disbanded in 1997 . Since then Joi became a solo artist and author, Di began touring with Rod Stewart and other artists. Tonya became a interior designer and has done many of your favorite celebrity homes. In 2013 Joi and Tonya recruited Myracle Holloway and released a single titled “Baby Luv”. Here comes the “Look At God!!!” moment. Xscape has announced their reuniting. This is absolutely everything!!! When folks mention 90s music. An Xscape song will definitely be mentioned. After years of not speaking… etc… You can see it on Unsung. They recently were at a radio station doing an interview telling us what to expect. This is music to everyone’s ears. I would give anything to see TLC, SWV, En Vogue and Xscape in concert. It would be a long show but definitely worth it. Here’s what some of your favorite groups look like today.