As of late, I’ve been spending a lot of time in the 90s. What I mean is that I’ve been playing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas almost every single day for hours on my Macbook. Hey, for $15 from the App store, it plays pretty good, and now it’s available on PSN for the same amount. Hands down, GTA:San Andreas is one of the best games ever because not only does it capture Southern California in the 90s, but it has a bangin’ soundtrack filled with classics, including timeless 90s R&B hits.
Whenever I’m in a lovey dovey mood or glittering romance, I find myself listening to R&B a lot. But as of now I’m single and new to LA and the whole dating scene (interesting so far…) So I haven’t been blasting a lot of my favorite throwbacks, but that doesn’t mean I still don’t love them.
So in the spirit of 90s being awesome and some of the hits from the early 00s, here are a few of my favorite music videos. I say music videos, because not only are the songs awesome, but the videos are creative and oh so 90s! Ah, the fashion, the hairstyles, and the entire swag is so oldschool, but I love it!
New Edition – Can You Stand the Rain
Love it, love it, love it! Such an eloquent song with a beautiful video to match.
LSG – My Body
Choreography is on point!
Bobby Brown – Don’t Be Cruel
Aaron Hall – Don’t Be Afraid
7:55 runtime, but don’t you just love the dancing?! Oh and how about that getup Aaron is wearing? LOL. Dudes should totally rock outfits to the club like that. 90s…
H-Town – Knockin The Boots
I never get tired of this song. H-Town was amazing!
Silk – Meeting In My Bedroom
Sex, sex, and more sex. This video just oozes sex appeal and the choreography and the rain drops are so tantalizing!
Ralph Tresvant – Sensitivity
This song is awesome! Oh but let’s talk about this video. My boy Ralph is doing so much! The dancing, the outfit, the button down shirt, the all white, and the random shots of the girl; this video screams 90s! And how about that random rap break down? LOL… And you know what? I’m not even hatin’, I’m all for it.
SWV – I’m So Into You
SWV…need I say more? Fabulous!
Jodeci – Cry For You
I love Jodeci! I especially love when Martin spoofs them, but nah in all seriousness, Jodeci is one of the best male R&B groups to ever walk the planet!
Soul For Real – Candy Rain
These are just a few of the videos I love. I have so many more that I will be posting!
Some days I like to just sit down and listen to artists that having mind-blowing vocals. As of late I’ve really been enjoying the one of a kind voice of Florence Welch, as well as the vocals of Jessie J. Both of them made appearances at the VH1 Divas of Soul that premiered Monday Night (will post on here later,) but I must admit that Florence Welch almost brought me to tears. There is something so surreal and overwhelming majestic about her voice…
It’s nice to still see a lot of artists out there that are being plagued by auto-tune. I still get mad when Chris Brown puts so many effects on his voice with a lot of tracks. He should totally stop doing that; with a voice like his, he doesn’t need much to make it sound better. Now it’s just becoming too trendy and I’m over it. So now I have to find a new favorite male artist, so I think I’m going to go with Bluey Robinson.
This sexy lad has been making quite the buzz on the music scene, and notably he could probably be one of the best male singers from South London. This 22-year-old has quite a range on him when it comes to vocal ability, but his most recent cover “Can You Stand the Rain” has truly made me fall in love with his music.
He’s done a lot of covers of artists such as Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Biggie Smalls, and most recently New Edition. You guys remember the song “Can You Stand the Rain” and how amazing it was? Well I will say that Bluey Robinson does justice to this classic New Edition track. Not only does he look extremely sexy singing it (haha, I’m a sucker for artistic guys with dreads, especially if they are British,) but he also reminds us why he is one of the best singers from the UK. His voice is impeccable!
I could go on & on about how much I adore Bluey Robinson and his music, but I think it’s best for you to check out his talent for yourselves. So check out some of his music below, which includes his latest video for his cover of the classic New Edition song “Can You Stand the Rain.” Seriously, I hope I run across an artistic guy in D.C., if not then I’m so moving to London and wooing one of those creative guys with a sexy accent. Ah, sounds like a backup plan if D.C. doesn’t work!
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