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Where Does Dru Hill Fit In The Pantheon of Great Male R&B Groups?

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Sometimes, I feel like Dru Hill gets lost in the sauce. When having discussions about great R&B male groups from the 90s (and 2000s), Jodeci is typically the gold-standard, and while Boyz II Men is pretty much a snoozefest in retrospect, their accomplishments cannot be ignored. New Edition is, well, New Edition despite being of questionable vocal abilities. Of course, the world’s greatest R&B group, Jagged Edge, released several albums back then and continue to regale us with wonderful harmonies and love, but for the sake of argument, I’ll acknowledge my bias and not put them at the top of the list.

Back to Dru Hill. I wasn’t really a fan of them…at first. This was for a few reasons: 1) Sisqo REALLY sounds like K-Ci from Jodeci and 2) I didn’t like “Tell Me” when it dropped. Because of those two reasons I didn’t give two shits about no Dru Hill. But folks were buying that album left and right in high school and then I heard the “In My Bed” So So Def Remix with Jermaine Dupri and Da Brat and it was fire. So I said, “Hey, that was fire.”

Then I remember seeing the video for “5 Steps” and being all sad and shit because dude died in the building fire and wondering if the video truly matched the song but realizing how awesome the song was despite this and some questionable songwriting and acknowledging just how strong a singer Sisqo was. Plus, when I took a step back, “Tell Me” wasn’t really a bad song and it had the little jumping dance that I could do pretty much anywhere, which in retrospect was really thoughtful of them. Like, you absolutely cannot just Milly Rock on any block. It’s just not feasible.

Anyway, objectively speaking, Dru Hill had quite the run, even if their chart success doesn’t quite tell their whole story. For instance, they have no pop chart number one singles, though they hit number one on the R&B charts three times. Oddly enough, their highest pop chart single was 1998’s “How Deep Is Your Love” reaching number four on the charts. Forget the charts though, here is the murderer’s row list of Dru Hill singles:

“Tell Me”, “In My Bed”, “In My Bed” (Remix), “5 Steps”, “Never Make A Promise”, “We’re Not Making Love No More”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “These Are The Times”, “Beauty”, “I Should Be…”, “You Are Everything”, etc.

All charted even if they never reached the top slot, however, just look at that damn list. There’s not a single slum song on there. You could literally karaoke that ENTIRE list of songs and feel like you had the best night ever.

This next statement is going to be debateable, but I’d wager that Sisqo is one of the best singers ever in R&B. I’m not saying he’s the best – a distinction I’d happily place upon Luther – but he’s up there. The ONLY caveat to that is that I do think he sounds too much like K-Ci Hailey. In fact, Dru Hill’s songs “You Are Everything” and “The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind)” sound like they were ripped right out of the K-Ci and JoJo handbook, especially the latter. Sisqo was out here doing K-Ci vocal runs like nobody would notice and the group harmonies sound like them Hailey boys. If you told me K-Ci and JoJo passed on it first, I’d believe you. Sisqo’s voice isn’t quite as heavy as K-Ci’s (Urban Mystic is the only other singer who I feel comes close to pulling off K-Ci). But Sisqo can sang, not just sing.

You know what else always was curious about Dru Hill to me? This is totally random, but, why did the group let Sisqo say his name so much in songs? Like, did they not get to hear the final versions before they went to mastering or something? If I was in a group and one person kept saying his own name in our GROUP songs, I’d have been pissed.

Here’s another thing: every (mostly every) member of Dru Hill was immensely talented. Woody and Jazz could definitely sing, Nokio produced and seemed to be really cool, Scola showed up and could sing, I don’t really know what the new, new dude, Tao, does, and Sisqo is Sisqo, even if his greatest musical legacy on planet Earth is “The Thong Song,” which, I imagine could be worse. For instance, MC Brains greatest contribution is “Oochie Coochie.” I’m guessing he didn’t quite make the Cleveland Artists Hall of Fame for that one.

The larger poing here is this: Dru Hill was a very talented R&B group whose discography includes some classic records, REALLY dope albums in Dru Hill and Enter the Dru,  some awesome videos, a line that says “swallow you like Reese’s pieces”, and a period piece video starring Lark Voorhees that I’m pretty sure was supposed to be based on The Three Musketeers but firmly cemented each member of Dru Hill’s inability to act, especially Sisqo, which, I mean, is awesome in its own right. But more importantly, they just sounded damn good. Their acapella singing and the runs they did at the end of songs rivals anybody save for Boyz II Men. Ain’t nobody thinking about Shai in 2017 and they owe their entire career to the acapella version of “If I Ever Fall in Love”.

They had more albums than Jodeci but clearly aren’t anywhere near as influential, were way less corny than Boyz II Men but didn’t have the hits though I’d wager that their songs are better, save for “End of the Road” which deserves all of the accolades it received, plus, when I feel like singing for money on the streets, that’s my go to. I get paid to stop but a payday is a payday, amirite? They’re clearly not better than New Edition who pretty much fathered all of these groups.

I’m not creating this three horse race for best 90s R&B male group, but I rarely hear people mention them when we talk about 90s groups and I’d wager that they’re better than almost every other group but Jodeci. Maaaaaaaaaaaaaybe, not as good as Mint Condition who has arguably one of the most signature 90s R&B songs in “Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)”. Their greatest hits album was cool and shit but it sure as shit had better be because “greatest hits”. They’re better than Silk, 112, (arguably) Jagged Edge (I know, I know), H-Town, etc.

Perhaps I’m being biased because I really like singing along and Sisqo was such a grand talent. Shit, maybe more people think they’re one of the greats than I hear in the circles I run in, so maybe I need new circles. Perhaps even ovals. But I don’t know. Where does Dru Hill belong? Should they be mentioned along with the 90s greats?

Inquiring minds would like to know.

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  • Lucille A Bluth

    Dru Hill
    112
    Mint Condition

    This was the Holy Trinity of Male RnB groups, in my book.

    • Sigma_Since 93

      How you gonna have the whisperers…oops I mean 112 on this list??? You should be *redacted*

      • Lucille A Bluth

        I mean, then your only beef is having Slim as the lead. He’s the Janet Jackson (whom I love) of male whisper singing.

        • Sigma_Since 93

          I have a slight problem with 112 because I like my R&B straight with no hip hop chaser. 112 just happened to be in that segment in time where it seems like every R&B song had some rapper on the bridge.

          • pls

            That was just the bad boy way.

    • D-Nice

      Mint Condition is certainly an R&B group, so they should be considered along with all the other groups in the article. But, to me, they’re fairly different in that they’re a true full-scale band that writes most of their own songs and plays all instruments, both in studio and live. (they’re incredible live). It’s not really an important distinction when comparing all these groups, but it’s always set them apart for me.

      The 12″ “Brown Eyed Edit” of Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes) may be my favorite 90s R&B song. Brilliant.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PiZz8imASk

  • ????????

    Dru Hill is the best to ever do it.

    • Val

      Lol Good one, Brass.

      • ????????

        They are. Dru Hill is one of the few groups I can recall literally being a staple of my youth growing up. BoyzIIMen were nice and Jodeci was cool, but them cats from Bmore were the wave for a significant period of time.

        I consider them right instep with ANY of the best acts to come before them. Besides Sisqo flourished doing side eyeable sh*t in an era where that was still very much a definite no-no.

        They deserve accolades for that alone.

        • pls

          For his regular black azz to freak that platinum hair and ninjas be okay with it? Them boys had to be fiy. I’m not understanding the shade in these comments.

        • Val

          I understand your sentimental stanism for them, Brass, but the best? Lots of groups are in line for the title of best before Dru Hill. That was my only point, Mom frere.

  • There is an “In My Bed” remix that sampled “Before You Turn Off the Lights” by the World Class Wreking Crew that I can’t find anywhere. Help me.

    • cynrose

      are you thinking of this? The 2620 bedroom mix…the sample is from It’s Been a Long Time by The New Birth (Before You Turn Off the Lights samples the same song, hence the similar beat)

      https://youtu.be/AeDK5Kc6mqA

      • OH. YOUR.GOD. You just made my week and my birthday was yesterday. I’ve been looking for this song FOREVA.

        • cynrose

          thank YOU, honestly because I had forgotten about this particular remix til you mentioned it. I have now played it seven or eight times in a row…

        • theaythmonth

          Happy Belated Birthday! May birthdays are the best (mine is today)!

  • KB

    Wasn’t really a DH fan, but I did like “We’re Not Making Love” “Beauty” and “In My Bed”. Other than those 3, I could not hear a Dru Hill song for the rest of my life and not even realize/be bothered by it. I think they don’t get mentioned amongst the great R&B groups is because 1) there didn’t seem to be really anything memorable about them and 2) they seemed to disappear as quickly as they came onto the scene. They hit in what, like 96 and by 00 they already seemed to be a distant memory. No real staying power despite the hit songs.

    • Val

      Kind of like Next.

      • KB

        I hated Next and that stupid song “too close”

        • miss t-lee

          Next’s best song was their first one, but the terrible one got them on the charts…lol

          • KB

            One of the few 90s r&b songs that will make me leave the dance floor

            • miss t-lee

              That one, and “just in case” which happen to share a bassline…lol

        • But Batterlove was the ish!

          • KB

            Negative

            • Quirlygirly

              I agree..Butterlove was horrible..This dude RL said this chick has no corns..I was too through then

              • Sigma_Since 93

                If you have a foot fetish, that tidbit is important

              • KB

                Butterlove, Too Close, Splackavellie, and My Love Is The Ish belong in their own category of terrible 90s R&B songs.

                • miss t-lee

                  Oh gawd. Splackavellie was so trash.

                  • Quirlygirly

                    It was double trash but I loved it because it was so awful

                    • miss t-lee

                      So many bad songs dropped around that time

                  • KB

                    Especially when they spelled it out

                    • miss t-lee

                      Totally
                      And that video?
                      Chile…

                    • miss t-lee

                      I also just did a little googling and realizing where they came up with the name of the song, and it makes it doubly worse…lol

                    • KB

                      Do tell

                    • miss t-lee

                      It’s supposed to be the sound of when they key it’s the lock.
                      Use your context clues.

                • Quirlygirly

                  OMG KB..My Love is the Shhh is just the worst. There was no need for the song to be made.

          • cdj

            Yes! Me and my college FWB used to do it to that song. Memories….

        • pls

          “I wonder if she can tell I’m h*rd, right now. Hmm.” *beat drop*

          • miss t-lee

            *goes to the bar immediately*

            • pls

              LOL! I can’t believe ppl don’t like this song. Even the younger generation embraced it with that lyin meme!

              • miss t-lee

                It was terrible. The meme actually improved it.

          • Quirlygirly

            She obviously did ..the girl part says “Step back you’re dancing kinda close I feel a little poke coming through on you.”

      • panamajackson

        How can you even slander Next. “Too Close” is a classic. Okay, Playa they weren’t, but they have a song that will play forever at weddings.

        • Sigma_Since 93

          Cheers to You by Playa was slept on.

          • orchid921

            Had the single! Great song.

          • miss t-lee

            A forever fave.

        • Val

          I didn’t slander them, I was just noting that they too get lost in the mix and folks often forget about them because they really weren’t around that long.

    • miss t-lee

      All of the above.

    • pls

      What’s not memorable about a short black man sanging in platinum hair?

  • LoveTrenia

    For me, it’s a tie for third place between Dru Hill and Jagged Edge. Mainly because Let’s Get Married was one of the most sobering marriage proposal songs I’d ever heard. A marriage proposal for grown folks, and baby mamas waiting on ninjas to pop the question, after 7 years and 3 kids.

    • Dcetstyle

      I hate that song Let’s Get Married with such a passion. So problematic???
      I also cannot remember any other Jagged Edge song.
      For me it is definitely Jodeci at number 1, then Guy and finally Dru Hill.
      Although I am sure some folks consider Guy more of an 80’s group.

      • miss t-lee

        I hate it too, but the remix with RUN DMC will get me jamming…lol

        • Dcetstyle

          I don’t remember the remix, let me YouTube it.

          • miss t-lee

            Do it.

            • Quirlygirly

              Correction..Might as well do it..lol

              • miss t-lee

                *hollering*

            • Dcetstyle

              Ok, I remember now, that was a good one.

          • pls

            *gasps* check back after you get your life

        • Glo

          Yeah, I hate how much I love the remix, lol.

          • Quirlygirly

            Me too..I try not to jam to it then Run DMC part comes on and I am breaking it down on the dance floor

          • miss t-lee

            It’s a bop.

      • pls

        what’s problematic about two grown people deciding to tie the knot?

        • LoveTrenia

          That’s what I’m saying. Marrying for romance and love are so incredibly new concepts, and so many of these couples are in divorce court right now. There’s something endearing to me about the practicality of that proposal, but I realize it turns many off.

          • pls

            Right! I’d rather hear “we might as well do eht” instead of “I’m gonna give you the best proposal ever right after I get all my sh*t together”.

        • Dcetstyle

          Well he basically saying girl, you ain’t gonna do better and we both here, so let’s do it. Settling 101, just didn’t work for me.

          • pls

            I think it’s a very honorable song for the demographic it was intended for. You know them old school playas will have a girlfriend for 30 years -_-

    • Lol. It was like “Fuck it. Let’s just do it because we old.”

      • miss t-lee

        If you propose like that…why even bother?

        • KB

          They can’t always be grand productions and photographers capturing the moment

          • miss t-lee

            It doesn’t have to be all that, but it’s also not gonna be, well…I guess we can get married now.
            Keep it.

            • KB

              It really was just that one line, “we ain’t getting no younger we might as well do it” that sours a lot of people

              • Quirlygirly

                Could you imagine asking someone to marry you and they say “Why not, I aint got nothing better to do.”

                • afrovocative

                  these comments have me HOLLERING! Do you hear me? I haven’t stopped laughing since i started this threat about that damn JE song and one line.

              • miss t-lee

                That’s the only line you need to f*ck things up.

              • LoveTrenia

                That’s my favorite line. *shrugs*

            • pls

              That sound like real life.

              • miss t-lee

                I want no parts of that real life.

        • My first proposal was on a Sunday after back to back funerals on that Saturday. We were in the mall looking to return one of the linen outfits he purchased. Right in the return line, he said “People are dying everyday. Life is real short man. Do you want to get married.” True Story. The end.

          • Sigma_Since 93

            This sound like a Post 9-11 marriage proposal.

            • Dayum.. maybe that’s why my marriage didn’t work out. Lol

          • miss t-lee

            Did you accept?

            • I did. Divorced about 2 years later. Shoulda been a sign. Lol

              • miss t-lee

                The signs were there.

      • KB

        “Gotta Be” is a much better marriage proposal song

        • miss t-lee

          This was my bestie’s first song at her wedding…talk about tearjerker…lol

        • pls

          Jagged edge need their own post. Their songs and hood stories always take me back! Not a lot of male groups looked as hard as they did while singing about being in love with a black woman. I love them for that!
          —-
          My kid’s dad wasn’t allowed to listen to rap or watch tv growing up (church ppl) and he got a jagged edge cd thinking they were rappers…

          • Wowza23

            I still love ‘Where The Party At’. Haaaayyyyy.

          • Jagged Edge was NOT MY FAVE. they had like one song for me.

            • pls

              oh no baby, what is you doin?

        • Kim

          Don’t get me started on Jagged Edge, love them to death. Was raised on their music thanks to my older brother and know almost every single song.

      • Sigma_Since 93

        It’s like Martin’s first proposal to Gina put to music

        • RaeRae

          Yes, I will marry you. Are you happy now?? Dayum!!!!

      • Quirlygirly

        I really hated that part of the song..”We aint getting no younger so we might as well do it.” N*gga Whet? But the remix to that song was banging tho

      • panamajackson

        I’ve always thought people’s issues with “Let’s Get Married” were way overblown. I know people hate the “we ain’t getting no younger girl, why don’t just do this…” line, but he never said that was the proposal. it could easily be something said in the moment. and plus, it could be said in a humorous way that could make her smile. I’d be the vast majority of proposals weren’t grand sweeping gestures. Sometimes it has to be, “what you doing Tuesday? we aint gettin no younger, let’s go get married.”

        • My entire marriage proposal was here and yes. That’s it.

      • We ain’t getting no younger, so we might as well do it.

        I remember being like hmmmm…that’s the best you got? lol

      • mssporadic

        that was my favorite part of it. So honest!

    • orchid921

      Thank you!! I actually kind of hate this song because of that. Um … honey, that ain’t romantic. Like, at all. LOL!!

    • I like Let’s Get Married because it isn’t all Lovey Dovey. We ain’t getting no younger, we mind as well do it!

  • Dcetstyle

    Dru Hill is so underrated, and I am not just saying that because I am from Baltimore. Sisqo and Jazz are a dynamic vocal duo. The whole town went crazy over their remake of, “The Love We Had Stays on My Mind.” They definitely deserve to be mentioned with the 90’s R&B greats.
    You are very right about Boyz To Men, an incredibly talented group, but their music does not hold up well at all, except End of the Road.

  • Robert Dotson

    Bruh…What about “Brainstormin” by Mc Brains featuring Boyz II Men…..

    • miss t-lee

      I’m not convinced that MC Brains and Ginuwine aren’t the same dude.

    • panamajackson

      LMAO. You good.

      • Robert Dotson

        Fam this is the first time I’ve ever gotten a response from One of the Elite!! I have A R R I V E D !!!1

  • IDontKnowAnyMore

    And let’s not forget, Sisqo’s solo album wasn’t that bad.
    I grew up on their music, and still listen to the songs. And I think we can all agree the “Beauty” remix is better than the original, but Spotify doesn’t want to be great and add it.

    • KB

      It really wasn’t, people just tend to forget due to ‘Thong Song’ being so ridiculously successful. It wasn’t even the first single off the album.

      • miss t-lee

        It sure wasn’t…lol

    • miss t-lee

      I love Sisqo’s solo album. I owned it. Never owned any DH albums.

      • KB

        Sisqo’s solo album was really good, but I hate it for how it spawned what I call the ‘Sisqo effect’ at my high school my senior year. After that album came out cats started dying their hair, getting tongue rings, sun tattoos around their navels, wearing colored contacts, and even donning loud, patent leather-ish outfits.

        • miss t-lee

          Yeesh.
          I was out of school when the solo album dropped…lol But this sounds hilarious.

          • KB

            Them cats were doin the most. I thought about going that route for a split second, but luckily better judgment prevailed.

            • miss t-lee

              He is able.

  • LeeLee

    I went to school in Bmore and Dru Hill got mad love. My fave is “Beauty” with “We’re Not Making Love No More” a close second. Silk is underrated in my opinion. The vocals and even the video for “Meeting In My Bedroom” are dope!! I love Jagged Edge’s “What You Trying To Do.”

    • Quirlygirly

      Silk is definitely underrated..Them dudes can sang. I think they are seen as an older RnB group..ie your aunties RnB

      • miss t-lee

        Silk had two solid albums.

        • Quirlygirly

          They sure did..I was a fan of Silk..Loose Control was one of my favorite songs

          • miss t-lee

            I still bust out my s/c “Meeting In My Bedroom”

        • Sigma_Since 93

          I’m surprised nobody is giving Freak Me any love

          • miss t-lee

            It wasn’t that good, it was just ubiquitous

      • panamajackson

        Silk dropped a mere four years before Dru Hill. And Lose Control is a classic. But I think they tried to be too trendy on subsequent albums so they lost some of their mojo.

        • D-Nice

          Agreed on Lose Control being a classic. Great from beginning to end. Keith Sweat wrote a lot of it. The closer “I Gave To You” is one of my favorite unheralded tracks.

    • Trill Mickelson

      Yeah, I always mention Dru Hill and they’re up there for me, but this post has me wondering if that’s just because of where I’m from. I was reading it the whole time like “how does DRU HILL get lost among the other groups?”

    • IDontKnowAnyMore

      That’s my favorite Jagged Edge song!

    • Kim

      YASSSSS to “Meeting in My Bedroom” and “What you Trying to Do.”

      • miss t-lee

        And “Girl You For Me” and “If You”

  • siante

    This post is bringing me back. I kinda miss the so-so def remixes.

    • miss t-lee

      I miss remixes period.
      especially remixes that made the song better.
      I’ve heard some remixes recently that had me wondering why they even tried. UGH.

      • Val

        They are mostly all Euro-dance re-mixes now. Boring.

        • miss t-lee

          That…or they just throw a rapper on the song that adds no value to it.

      • Quirlygirly

        I agree..there are some remixes that are better than the song. Sleeping in my bed – remix was the only reason why I actually listed to the song

        • miss t-lee

          Plenty of the old remixes made you forget about the original song.
          Biggie’s remix to “One More Chance” is one of the first to come to mind.

          • RaeRae

            On the way to Surfside Beach back in ’95 on the 4th that song came on no less than 5 times and we sang it each and every single time. LOUD!!!! Rolling in a Honda Civic. Life was good!

            • miss t-lee

              I can see this!

        • Yeah that was a banger!

      • Good drank 2.0 is the only remix, as of late, that is way better than the original.

        • miss t-lee

          Pretty sure I never heard the original or remix to this.

        • KB

          The addition of the gospel choir singing about lean is hella funny

          • KeyBrad

            Maaaad funny!

          • This is why gospel isn’t taken seriously. Collabing with heathens.

            • KB

              They need that check for the building fund

              • Looking4Treble

                Hilarious!

      • siante

        Most remixes today try too hard. All they did back then was say “So….So…DEF!” Drop the beat & people knew what time it was.

        • miss t-lee

          So, So Def did some decent ones, so did Bad Boy.

          • Quirlygirly

            “Baaaddd Boooyyy Come out an plllaayyy”

            • miss t-lee
              • I get more butt than ashtrays! F*ck a fair one, I get mine the fast way. Ski mask way, with the ransom note. Far from handsome but damn a ninja tote…more Guns than Roses! Frozen, shaking in your boots, invisible bully! Like the Gooch, vamoose, you’re wack to me. Take them rhymes back to the factory. I see the gimmicks, the wack lyrics. The ish is depressing, dead it. Please forget it. LOL

          • pls

            According to puff he invented the remix.

            “This is the remix”

            • miss t-lee

              It is Puff so…grain of salt…lol

          • siante
            • miss t-lee

              HOW?

              • siante

                Because I was a lil’ heauxtep back in middle school/high school (I mainly listened to jazz & neo soul)- I didn’t start appreciating BadBoy & ‘nem til I got older & started going to throwback parties.

                • miss t-lee

                  ohhhh…ok.

        • Barry W.

          I play that “Fundakied” remix to his DAY & it’s still smoking like Cheech & Chong. I liked Bad Boy’s remixes too my JD has WAAAY more fire ones, IMHO.

      • Lucille A Bluth

        Remember when remixes sounded completely different from the original? Now people will add 56 ninjas to do a verse and call it a remix.

        • miss t-lee

          Exactly.
          I miss those days.

      • Bad Boy remixes will always be the illest.

        • Sigma_Since 93

          For Puff it made sense because he could introduce new artists using rap or R&B. Who knew when that the woman on the bed in the Once More Chance Remix was Faith, she sung the adlibs, and was married to BIGGIE?

          • miss t-lee

            I knew.
            Puff’s first baby mama was also in the video.

          • I sure didn’t. I was fascinated that all of those stars would get together at a party. I wanted an invite lol

            • Quirlygirly

              Girl me too..Them parties had all the fly celebrities and random people doing uniform choreography..

            • Sigma_Since 93

              Puff hit that video out of the park. Tri State folks knew what it was like to be at the party in someone’s brownstone sweating to R&B on one floor, Reggae on the second floor, and House music on the third. Makes me want to be 22 again.

            • mssporadic

              True. True.

              I wanted to be invited to the hangout in Janet’s That’s the Way Love Goes video.

        • Quirlygirly

          Take that, take that, take that

      • Shay

        Yes miss t-lee, this! Remixes used to go HARD! Like u loved the original song, then they hit u with the remix and it was a whole ‘nother level of awesome! Now I hear remixes or whatever they calling them these days, and I’m pissed! Like when a song I like comes on and I get excited cuz I think its the original and its the dayum remix, I AM PISSED cuz they are whackity whack.

        • miss t-lee
        • Sigma_Since 93

          Record folks made a grip off of selling the maxi single / cd remixes. Sometimes the remix got more burn than the original.

          • miss t-lee

            Heyll I bought whole remix albums.
            *looks at Bobby Brown*

            • Sigma_Since 93

              The best remix albums ever
              Jody Watley
              Bobby Brown
              BBD

              • miss t-lee

                Oh man…I owned all three at one point.

                • Sigma_Since 93

                  *daps*

              • RaeRae

                The Jody Watley Friends remix with Rakim? LOVED IT!!

            • Soula Powa

              SWV: The Remixes were golden.

        • mssporadic

          Come and Talk to Me (Remix) trumps the original for me. Loves it!

      • IDontKnowAnyMore

        So So Def and Bad Boy had the remixes on lock

        • miss t-lee

          Not all of them, but most of them.

      • RaeRae

        Old perverted Robert Kelly could come up with some remixes. :-/ I hate even admitting that.

        • miss t-lee

          He really could, and I can’t listen to them anymore. ????

      • D-Nice

        And I miss maxi-singles – The album version, plus 3 or 4 remixes, which almost always included something worthwhile, even if one of the remixes was “meh”. And, often had an unreleased song too.

        • miss t-lee

          YES!!!!!

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