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On Dem Thangs: 4 Crackheads That Don’t Get Enough Credit.

crackWe all know that crack kills.

And that it kills your brain cells.

The thing is, some of the biggest contributors to pop culture and society have been crackheads.  Now of course, the term “contributors to society” can be interpreted many different ways, but interpretation, beauty, and thickness are all in the eye of the beholder.

Opinions are like that too.  For instance, that new Jay-Z?  Garbage.  But some other person may hear some splendorous musical arrangement instead.

But back to the point: crackheads.

The other day on my trip out of town for vacation, my girlfriend and I had a conversation about people who don’t get enough credit.  I started with Teddy Riley as somebody who’s managed to invent and re-invent himself over and over again over the past 2 decades and has produced some of the biggest albums (Bobby Brown’s Don’t Be Cruel, Michael Jackson Dangerous, Guy’s albums, etc.) and spearheaded the New Jack Swing movement in hip-hop/r&b.  But not only did Teddy Riley do great work, he also mentored and inspired some other greats – created a certain family tree, if you will.  And one particular part of that family tree lead me to 4 crackheads that don’t get enough credit.  Follow me.

And proof of actual crackheadedness is unnecessary for today’s post – a general accepted assumption of crackedoutedness will suffice.

1)  DeVante Swing

Not only is he the music (and largely the writing) behind Jodeci, he ALSO gave Timbaland, Missy, Ginuwine, and Playa their starts.  Jodeci doesn’t have one album that can’t be considered classic (with Diary of  a Mad Band being the greatest of the trio) and they largely defined a small period of the early 90s.  But when you think about his contribution to music as a whole with the introduction of Timbaland and Missy, well, Mr. Swing is responsible for some of the biggest hip-hop and R&B songs of the 90s and 00s.  And Justin Timberlake.  And Nelly Furtado.

And by extension Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop”.  (I’m convinced this was a Static Major song – member of Playa – that somehow ended up in Lil Wayne’s hands).

By the way, am I the only one who wonders if Dalvin harbored resentment for not having his name included in JoDeCi?  Then again, I kind of wondered if in their initial trip to NYC to get their deal he didn’t just hop in the car and refuse to get out so they were like f*ck it, you can come, just don’t screw it up.  Questions like this keep me up at night.

2)  Marion Barry

I learned more about Marion Barry when I watched the 9 Lives of Marion Barry on HBO than I ever cared to know.  I found out how much of a rabblerouser, but important civil rights figure he was.  Basically, he did whatever he could in the name of civil rights early on in the movement and I feel that gets lost a lot in his lore.  Plus, he actually (pre-crack, go figure) made DC one of the best run cities in the nation – for a time.  Then again, when you’re most famous quote is “the b*tch set me up”, it kind of happens.  Then again, that one line is worth more than its weight in gold anyway.  If he did nothing more than that, he’d still be the Jay-Z of mayors.

3)  Bobby Brown/Whitney Houston

I’m including them as one because I really don’t know who introduced who to what.  I just know they were/are both on that rock at one point.  Thing is, between the two of them, at one point, they sold enough records to make Kaiser Permanente jealous (that made more sense in my head than it did written out).  Bobby Brown gave us Don’t Be Cruel, the best R&B album…EVER.  And Whitney gave us “crack is wack”.  I’d say they’ve done more for society and mankind than Extreme Makeover and American Idol.

4)  DMX

Until DMX came out, folks were getting really pretty in their hip-hop.  Then DMX came and grittiness became the cause du jour.  Add in his superb and stellar acting in Belly, his horrible BET reality show and the infamous pink jail jumpsuit in Arizona, and I’d say that DMX is one of the greatest entertainers of all time.  He just doesn’t get the credit for it.

Anyway, those are just a few crackheads who don’t get enough credit.  There have to be some that I’m missing.

Who else needs some credit and/or love?

Do tell.

PS  Have YOU hugged a crackhead today?

-VSB P aka THE ARSONIST aka TANGLE JIG P aka GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRL, HE A 3

Damon Young

Panama Jackson is pretty fly for a light guy. He used to ship his frito to Tito in the District, but shipping prices increased so he moved there to save money. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. Most importantly, he believes the children are our future.

  • http://chubbyafro.com T. Troy Stewart

    Jesse and Al, you know them two have hit the pipe at least five times each

    • YGB

      @T. Troy Stewart,

      I can definitely see this happenin.

    • Ivy St.

      @T. Troy Stewart,
      LOL! They probably do it together.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @T. Troy Stewart, You know, I’ve always wondered about Al. He just looks the type that would try a rock or 3.

      Not so sure about Jesse, I’m guessing infidelity was his vice so he made sure to be good at it.

      Operation Push.

  • Ms. Smart

    DJ AM will be on this list in three years. So sad.

    Too soon?

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @Ms. Smart, yes. too soon.

      you so wrong.

    • SouthernGirl

      @Ms. Smart,

      GO SAT DOWN. IN THE CORNER.NOW.

    • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

      @Ms. Smart,

      Def too soon. Please go SADDOWN.

      • http://thinkprettysmart.typepad.com Ms. Smart

        @Luvvie, *standing up, walking to middle of the room, and doing the stanky leg*

        Out of corner.

    • http://stickwithyocat.blogspot.com/ V.E.G.

      @Ms. Smart,

      I think the timing here was appropriate.

      • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com Monk

        @V.E.G.,

        Damn.

      • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

        @V.E.G.,

        B/c u’s a jerk :-p

        • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com BlackBerry Molasses

          @Luvvie,

          Do her a favor, call her ‘jerk’ one mo’ time.

          Aside:: That f*cking song is growing on me. I need Jesus.

          • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

            @BlackBerry Molasses, i agree. you just might need Jesus and a box of paperclips.

          • miss t-lee

            @BlackBerry Molasses,
            It’s that beat…that’s what hooked me…lol
            “I ain’t even do nuthin!!”

          • shay_d_lady

            @BlackBerry Molasses, that joint is hot…especially when he kinda whispers..
            do me a favor, call me jerk one more time….

          • http://nianaturally.blogspot.com she’s a maN.I.A.c on the floor….

            @BlackBerry Molasses,
            i concur with shay_d….that song is hott.

          • http://thinkprettysmart.typepad.com Ms. Smart

            @BlackBerry Molasses, That song has grown on me too. And quietly that stupid LOL-Smiley Face song is creeping into my subconscious. I caught myself singing the hook today!!

      • http://thinkprettysmart.typepad.com Ms. Smart

        @V.E.G., Thank you for your support.

    • http://nianaturally.blogspot.com she’s a maN.I.A.c on the floor….

      @Ms. Smart,

      yeah, just a little too soon.

    • http://blackwomanlost.blogspot.com/2009/09/30th-blog-poetry-slam-disappointment.html Naturally Alise

      @Ms. Smart, it’s NEVER too soon for insensitive jokes :)

      • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

        @Naturally Alise,

        That has some truth to it. In fact, I think the soon-ness is what makes it insensitive.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @Naturally Alise,

        lol.

        tragedy + time = comedy

    • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

      @Ms. Smart,

      “DJ AM will be on this list in three years. So sad.”

      What’s so heartbreaking about this entire thing is that he JUST wrapped up filming a documentary to help OTHER drug abusers. :(

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @Ms. Smart,

      am i the only one who had never even heard of dj am until his passing? is pittsburgh a dj am-less vacuum or something?

      • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

        @The Champ,

        I only started hearing about him when he dated Nicole Ritchie and her press was giving him more press. And that he used to be very hefty back in the day.

        • http://thinkprettysmart.typepad.com Ms. Smart

          @Cheekie, Right!! He owes his shine to Nicole. Wonder what she has to say about this. Also, was he doing crack when he was fat? Cus for real, I thought fat crackheads were the unicorns of the drug world. Either they didn’t exist at all or didn’t exist for long.

      • http://www.mysixcents.wordpress.com klysha

        @The Champ, Nope…I’d never heard of him either

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        @The Champ, i’d bet most folks hadn’t heard of him. i only knew of him cuz i deal with DJ’s a lot and b/c of the crash with him and travis barker. but he’s not but so popular. or wasn’t.

      • http://twitter.com/olivya23 olivya23

        @The Champ, the first time I heard of him was when I was in Vegas a couple years ago and they wanted us to PAY $20 to get in because he was spinning. And he wasn’t even that good! hmph!

  • DrBrownin

    David Ruffin, D’ Angelo, Amy Winehouse…crack music

    • http://lizburr.com Liz

      @DrBrownin, YES YES YES!!!!!

    • YGB

      @DrBrownin,

      Yes indeedy! How I wish D’Angelo would come back. Amy Winehouse, on the other hand, may be a lost cause!

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        @YGB, …maybe a lost cause!

        may be? may be???? she’s an actual white crackhead. lol. if that aint a lost cause i dont know what is.

        her antics have put her on total dopefiend status fo’ lyfe.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @DrBrownin, i can give you D’Angelo. though David Ruffin may be one of my favorite singers of all time, I’m not sure he doesn’t get enough credit. hell, he’s the most entertaining part of the temptations movie.

      and amy winehouse gets way more credit than she deserves in my opinion. or she did initially before she turned into a raging crackhead. she’s like the cracked out white girl version of alicia keys.

      i actually don’t think D’Angelo will ever get the credit he deserves for his first album and what it did to the game. a lot of artists have D’angelo to thank for their success.

    • Anonymiss

      @DrBrownin,

      I second D’Angelo.

  • Humble_One aka Field Ninja

    Anyway, those are just a few crackheads who don’t get enough credit. There have to be some that I’m missing.

    Who else needs some credit and/or love?

    Rick James

    David Ruffin

    Ezell from friday

    Pookie from New jack City

    • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com BlackBerry Molasses

      @Humble_One aka Field Ninja,

      DEFINITELY Rick James.

      Besides all the wonderfulness he is, he gave us one of the best Chapelle’s Show skits EVAH!!!

      “F**k YO COUCH!”

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        @BlackBerry Molasses, so true. i say this to people at least twice everyday. and i’m so no joking.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @BlackBerry Molasses,

        one of the best?? how about the single best sketch in the history of sketches and sh*t. nothing anyone else has ever done tops the rick james sh*t

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          @The Champ, i’m gonna have to think on this b/c i’m not so quick to agree.

          i’ll get back to you on my estimate and results later. lol

    • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

      @Humble_One aka Field Ninja,

      “Rick James”

      Mmmhmm! He. Was. Cold. As. ICE!

    • willnotbetelevised

      @Humble_One aka Field Ninja,
      Plus it turned into one of the best Bmore club mixes I’ve heard. Had everyone I knew in Jersey looking like a crackhead b.c. they would break out dancing, singing ‘Look b!tch I’m Rick James! Look b!tch I’m Rick James!’ for a month.

  • SouthernGirl

    i cackled at devante. and ijustdied at boby/whitney “I’m including them as one because I really don’t know who introduced who to what” because it is sooooo true and a thought that’s been running around in my head for years.

    i have nothing else to add at this point because i should be working.

    *break over*

    • http://stickwithyocat.blogspot.com/ V.E.G.

      @SouthernGirl,

      I’m pretty sure Bobby said to Whit:

      “Gul. Why you effin with that cocaine? We can get mo fo yo money if you just do like me and git wit dis rock”

      Yeah. I’m certain that’s how it went down.

      • Ivy St.

        @V.E.G.,
        Having seen Orchard Park in Boston, I’m going to have to agree.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        @V.E.G., you know, i’m actually really curious as to how all of this happened. lest we forget that Whitney is from Newark and is as hood as they get. Clive turned that piece of coal into a diamond. did they show up one day and he pulled out a rock and she was like, “i have one too!” and they fell in love and got married?

        i’m really curious as to this. it would make a great lifetime movie.

        • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com BlackBerry Molasses

          @Panama Jackson,

          me too. get to making it. I’ll finance.

          • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

            @BlackBerry Molasses, show me the money.

          • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com BlackBerry Molasses

            @Panama Jackson

            **pulls out fat knot of…. $5’s**

  • http://deleted V Renee

    MJ .

    Crackheads already make me smile…..unless they are in front of me begging.

    I would like to give a shout out to the crackhead that mows the yard for the low low. And details the car for a few bucks. They will do something strange for some change…….I don’t care what anyone says, they are some of the hardest workers out there!

    ::Off to youtube crackheads gone wild::

    • http://deleted V Renee

      @V Renee,

      *always

    • Ivy St.

      @V Renee,
      “They will do something strange for some change…….I don’t care what anyone says”
      This reminds me of Bubs from “The Wire.”
      He and his friends were stealing metal and selling it to construction companies.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        @Ivy St., that’s good money right there. cheap materials? sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit, we in a recession.

      • overitnomore!

        @Ivy St., Bubs! lol, good Wire insert.

      • Duncan Idaho

        @Ivy St., LOL@Bubs based on the truth. The did an audit of lightpoles on B-More. Turns out a WHOLE lot were missing due to crackheads cutting them down for the aluminum.

    • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com BlackBerry Molasses

      @V Renee,

      You WRONG for MJ. Go SADDOWN.

      But yes, crackheads keep my car detailing and yard work budgets manageable. Just don’t buy no DVD players from them

      • V Renee

        @BlackBerry Molasses,

        You WRONG for MJ. Go SADDOWN. .

        I’m just saying. The stuff he was strung out on may have been worse than crack.

        R.I.P Mike. I kicked it hard on your bday!!

        The DVD player thats really a box of rocks?!?!? LOL

      • http://www.museacdonline.com pgh muse

        @BlackBerry Molasses, . Just don’t buy no DVD players from them

        hahaha! I learned this the hard way a few years back. ugh.

  • http://stuffghettopeoplelike.wordpress.com Stuff Ghetto People Like

    I submit MC Shan…check the tree that branched from him.

    As rappers were there to big up the sound provider, he was the one to give Marley Marl the push. Marley, who produced the rest of the Juice Crew (bringing forth Biz Markie, Kool G Rap, Craig G, Master Ace, Roxanne Shante, and of curse KANE!), Intelligent Hoodlum (AKA Tragedy Khadafi), LL Cool J’s Mama Said Knock You Out album (which had a lot of classics on it), and quite a bit of new jack swing.

    When he made “The Bridge” with all the claims within, this pissed off KRS-One enough to call up Scott La Rock and form BDP to deliver the classic answer “The Bridge Is Over” (which gets played infinitely more than the song it responded to). Off that little album that could, a star was born. I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’s protagonist suddenly had his own theme song as a result. Kris didn’t really put over ppl we care about to this day (D-Nice, Channel Love, Heather B), but he tried. And he’s still a shining example of MCing and ego

    White dancehall chanter Snow boosted steaks from the supermarket to hold Shan down during the lean times (from smoking those rocks) and in return Shan co-signed him with his verse on “Informer”…then Snow turned around and got himself banned from the U.S. Ah well, good times.

    And thanks to his already putting Queensbridge on the map, the duns were free to rise to power in the mid 90s. Nas, Mobb Deep, Capone N Noreaga (cosigned by the aforementioned Tragedy), Screwball, and more… Shan enabled Nore to get fat, Nas to get his pockets sliced in half by Kelis, and Mobb Deep to get their sickle cell medicine.

    All this because MC Shan dared to put on the Puma uniform complete with Kangol hat…and the thanks he got was that they left him lonely.

    • http://www.museacdonline.com pgh muse

      @Stuff Ghetto People Like, i tip my hat to you for this comment. It is informative and hilarious at the same time. Thanks.

    • miss t-lee

      @Stuff Ghetto People Like,
      “Kris didn’t really put over ppl we care about to this day (D-Nice, Channel Love, Heather B), but he tried”

      What no Ms. Melodie? *giggling*

      • http://stuffghettopeoplelike.wordpress.com Stuff Ghetto People Like

        @miss t-lee, I think Ms. Melodie forgot she herself ever existed. Just roaming the Bronx with amnesia.

        • miss t-lee

          @Stuff Ghetto People Like,
          :)

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @Stuff Ghetto People Like, very astute observation. mc shan definitely doesnt get enough credit.

      then again, i never really liked him anyway.

  • overitnomore!

    Naturally Alise. She don’t get no kinda credit, I’m mad for her.

    • http://blackwomanlost.blogspot.com/2009/09/30th-blog-poetry-slam-disappointment.html Naturally Alise

      @overitnomore!,

      you are a wack hungry Ramadan-face… wit yo gasoline soaked hijab…

      • overitnomore!

        @Naturally Alise, rude.

        and i loooove the smell of gasoline.

        *chin up, askin waddup??*

        • http://blackwomanlost.blogspot.com/2009/09/30th-blog-poetry-slam-disappointment.html Naturally Alise

          @overitnomore!,

          sure was rude, i threw religion in just to make it sting more, because iCare about the little details. I am thorough and sh*t…

    • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

      @overitnomore!,

      I just almost snorted the rice I was eating. iHate u. LMAO!!!

      • http://stuffghettopeoplelike.wordpress.com Stuff Ghetto People Like

        @Luvvie, how do you mistake rice for coke?

        • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com BlackBerry Molasses

          @Stuff Ghetto People Like,

          They’re the same color. To a crackhead there is no difference. White stuff is white stuff. Especially a hardcore one **looking at Luvvie**

          • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

            @BlackBerry Molasses,

            shots.fired.

    • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com BlackBerry Molasses

      @overitnomore!,

      e-chile…

      I so want to e-ground you… but this was HEE- LARRY- OUS!!!

    • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

      @overitnomore!,

      LOL. Rudeness!

  • Sheffield Swats

    Man oh man…the list I could make. How could any 80s baby not give like 12 names off the top of the dome? My abridged version:

    4. Bernard King

    3. Doc Gooden & Darryl Strawberry. My dad literally cannot see Doc on TV or hear his name mentioned without shaking his head like Sophia in the Color Purple when she tells Ceelie it aint worth it to cut Mista. Wasted talent. But you gotta understand this man did crack, came back 15 years after his prime, threw a no-hitter, then went back to crack??? Amazing. (See how I didn’t even mention that he turned his nephew into one of the best power hitters of our time? Ahem.)

    2. Gil Scott Heron. No Heron, no hip-hop. No crack, no Heron. Simple.

    1. Vanity. Of course she was on crack. Did you see them outfits? She still killt it (seriously, Rihanna should pull Vanity’s whole wardrobe from “The Last Dragon”). After all, this is about crackheads that deserve credit for changing MY world, not THE world, dagnabit.

    • http://stickwithyocat.blogspot.com/ V.E.G.

      @Sheffield Swats,

      “Gil Scott Heron.”

      Dayum. You stole my contribution to the list.

      • willnotbetelevised

        @V.E.G., yea, although rightfully I shoulda been the first to mench him.

    • Frederico Savage

      @Sheffield Swats, Shall we not forget our favorite Line Backer (admitted Line Sniffer) ever to hit the grid iron in Gotham (Jersey to be specific), Mr. Lawrence Taylor (aka LT, aka Light Tokes). Hell, he even took some celebratory tokes of that rock and roll the night the Giants retired his number.

      Let LT tell it: “I’d go through an ounce a day. And at times I’d be standing in the huddle. And instead of thinking what defense we were playing I’d be thinking about smoking crack after the game.”

      That, my friends, is the incomparable, impregnable power of the devil’s dandruff!

      • Happy Meal

        @Frederico Savage,
        “the devil’s dandruff!”
        *dead*

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        @Frederico Savage, how i forgot Lawrence Taylor is beyond me.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @Sheffield Swats, that’s a really good list there homey.

      • Sheffield Swats

        @Panama Jackson,
        danke. Was gonna include Ann Iverson (AI’s mom) and Gloria James (LeBron’s) but I thought that’d be too disrespectful. Aww hell, put ‘em on the list….right above DWade’s mama.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @Sheffield Swats,

      man, there’s like 25 superstar athletes you can name between 1975 and 1990 who got strung out on crack, and half of them played in pittsburgh.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        @The Champ, they might have played in pitt but they bought that coke-white from DC.

        rayfuls!!!!

  • shay_d_lady

    I gotta co sign that whole list!
    I would add
    Mary j blige. Without crack there would be no “my life or share my world” she is getting her game now but for a while there her drug use caused a heavy sigh instead of praise when her name was mentioned
    The original r&b crackhead females Etta James for just being her and Natalie Cole oh crack had natalie sangin I can’t say no and scattin all over mr melody
    And phyllis hyman who in her crackdom created the Gay Muse phenom

    And lastly a family month F!cked up than the jacksons but just as talented
    El and his brothers and sisters debarge
    They created music that is still widely sampled,a distinct sound and kept light skinnt men on top during the 70’s and 80

    • http://stickwithyocat.blogspot.com/ V.E.G.

      @shay_d_lady,

      You can’t be talking bout Phyllis! She had demons.

      • http://www.museacdonline.com pgh muse

        @V.E.G., hahaha. she had crack too.

      • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com BlackBerry Molasses

        @V.E.G.,

        those demons made her an amazing talent. its just sad they also did her in.

    • http://www.museacdonline.com pgh muse

      @shay_d_lady, Wow. i’m in awe of this list. Da*n. The Debarges just kilt it.

    • http://nianaturally.blogspot.com she’s a maN.I.A.c on the floor….

      @shay_d_lady,

      this is a great list!

    • Ivy St.

      @shay_d_lady,
      “Mary j blige. Without crack there would be no “my life or share my world” she is getting her game now but for a while there her drug use caused a heavy sigh instead of praise when her name was mentioned.”

      Though I’m glad she is done with drugs and has changed her life for the better, I liked Mary’s music when she was on drugs.

      • Happy Meal

        @Ivy St.,
        “Though I’m glad she is done with drugs and has changed her life for the better, I liked Mary’s music when she was on drugs.”

        I concur. I think “the devil’s Dandruff” (c) frederico savage, did wonders for her vocals..either that, or utterly destroyed them post quittage.

    • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com BlackBerry Molasses

      @shay_d_lady,

      Its true though… the best artists usually have the most demons. Hell, everyone whose art (musical, visual, and other) I love now is royally jacked in one way or another.

      Makes em interesting.

      Even me. My best work comes when I’m fighting my most intense internal battles. When I’m happy, my sh*t sucks monkey b@lls.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        @BlackBerry Molasses,

        “When I’m happy, my sh*t sucks monkey b@lls”

        that’s a poem waiting to be written…

        • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com BlackBerry Molasses

          @Panama Jackson,
          no.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @shay_d_lady, when i saw the Unsung episode on the debarges i was amazed at how much crack could affect an entire family.

      i mean damn. the whole family was on that stuff. lol.

      btw, d’angelo is directly responsible for chico debarge’s career.

      and i’m not ashamed to admit i don’t own a single mary j blige cd post crack/kci. they’re just not as good to me. i stop at share my world.

      there is actually a post in there somewhere.

      • shay_d_lady

        @Panama Jackson, and i’m not ashamed to admit i don’t own a single mary j blige cd post crack/kci. they’re just not as good to me. i stop at share my world.

        Me either..
        and I bet she wishes she could blame that “in this danceree” song and video on the crack though…
        *shudders* I mean she looked like she was having a seizure…her people aint shyt…LMAO

      • http://www.museacdonline.com pgh muse

        @Panama Jackson, and i’m not ashamed to admit i don’t own a single mary j blige cd post crack/kci. they’re just not as good to me. i stop at share my world.

        I think “Mary” is her best. I luvs that album. That may be the first one after she kicked the habit.