Sitting in my hotel room re-hydrating with Gatorade from the previous night’s over-consumption of alcohol (Sorry, no Vitamin Water CUURTIS, as much as I prefer it, your music stinks and you’re already rich off that). Looking out at the faux ocean view (Lake Ontario) from the 25th floor hotel room bumpin Ralph Tresvant’s R&B gem, “Sensitivity” – this song never gets old to me. I guess its kind of transparent that the next song on my playlist is BBD’s “Do Me”. It’ll work one day ladies..one day.
As much as I bump this stuff on a relatively regular basis, its not usually early morning steez to be honest. However, today is a special case. In about 5 hours, I’ll be witness to New Edition back on stage (sans crooked-jaw Bobby..still tragic to me) at the Ice Cream Summer Fest outdoor concert in Toronto. Thats right, NEW EDITION, which also effectively means Johhny, Ralph, and BBD. Maybe I’m old and overly nostalgic, but I can’t wait to hear these boys rip out all the classics. The lineup also includes SWV. I still bump the “Right Here” – Human Nature Remix and “Anything” remix with Wu-Tang on the regular. For real, whoever put this show together deserves a pat on the back and a can of Crystal Pepsi.
Donnell Jones, Carl Thomas and Jagged Edge are opening for the headliners and should make for some entertainment..for the ladies. Donnel Jones and Carl Thomas definitely have some joints i can play when I’m in the mood. Jagged Edge..mmmmnot so much. I don’t know man, “Meet me at the Alter in your white dress?” over Run DMC? Come on man.. And the worst part is, that song became a hit in the clubs!! Like YO, If I’m at a club, I’m not looking for wifey material. It was almost as bad as seeing girls in their mini-skirts grinding to Nas – “I Can”. Some Dj’s just don’t get it..
That got a bit off topic, and as you get to know me in future rantings, you’ll notice I do that alot. Time to get movin, I can’t wait to see the aged brothas (Overgrown & Sexy) in their 14-button suit jackets, Patrick Ewing Flatops and Steve Harvey Mustaches. Its gonna feel like a Cameo impersonator reunion.
Pics and review to come…One
***LAST MINUTE ENTRY…JODECI IS ON THE BILL NOW!!!….
apparently the Full crew too..
Mr. Dalvin and Devante Swing (a god in R&B production)***