First Dru Hill, now SWV? Any fan of the 90’s would agree that the music during those ten years beats out the current gimicks tunes of today. Why not invite all those artists we love to make a comeback, starting with…
Back in the 90’s boy band and girl groups could actually sing, rappers actually had well-thought out lyrics, and soloist could “blow.” Now-a-days if you’re good looking enough, you can get a record deal. Some of the best music was made in the 90’s and if acts like Mary J. Blidge and P.Diddy can carry a career on into the um 10’s then why can’t these acts?
Kima, Keisha and Pam made up TOTAL, the girl group with vocals to match a hood swag. Signed to Bad Boy around 94′ Total came out swinging with their first single “Can’t You See,” and followed up with “Kissin’ You.” Total laced tracks for Biggie Smalls, LL Cool J,Foxy Brown, and Missy Elliot. Their debut album went certified platinum but they fell off the radar after their second album. In normal Bad Boy fashion Total disappeared at the peak of their careers. Bring em’ back Diddy!
Being booed on Amateur Night at the Apollo would probably shy most away from ever performing again, but not Lauryn Hill. Lauryn kept on, and eventually won five Grammy’s, one of them being : Album Of The Year. Hill was dissatisfied with the music industry, and sort of exiled herself. She sought out other ways to express herself, like clothing lines, plays and poems. We can’t be mad, the industry is shady, but we’re hopeful for a comeback!
Marc Nelson, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman, Michael McCary, Wanya Morris made up Boys 2 Men. Based on sales, Boys 2 Men is the most successful R&B male group ever! Bigger than that stat, are their amazing voices. They started out on the legendary Motown Records with 5 members but before the money even got a chance to roll in, Marc Nelson left the group. Boys 2 Men may be a little old seasoned but who cares?!
R.L Huggar, Terry Brown, and Raphael Brown make-up Next. Next’s single “Too Close” was labeled BillBoards number 1 single of the year, a high honor for a debuting black male group. They continued on with the classics “Butta Love” and “Wifey” but fell out of the public eye shortly after. Next could be found serenading Jaheims “Anything.” I’d give about half of anything to have them back!
Sure Keith Sweat’s voice may have annoyed some, and maybe even sent cats into a stir but women couldn’t resist his sexy lyrics and charm. Even though Keith Sweat is on an old head tour, I’d like to hear a 2010 album from him.