D'Angelo - Brown Sugar
I seriously considered putting "Untitled" in this spot, because it's such a dope song. Then I remembered the homoeroticism of the video. So Brown Sugar it is. D'Angelo is one of those classic cases of wasted potential. Dude only released two albums. Two albums! I don't know what happened. I do know that those "Untitled" days are long gone. Oh well. Thanks for the memories.
Jaheim - Could It Be
This was my shit! That beat has the bird flu. I don't smoke, but I imagine this is the kind of track you'd twist one up to with the top down, and a bomb ass shawty in the passenger seat.
Adrianna Evans - Seein' Is Believin'
Adrianna had the misfortune of coming out at the exact same time as Erykah Badu. Now I like Badu's first album, but Adrianna's was massively slept on. I guess the world only had time for one soulful sista on the mic. It's too bad, because this album is a classic. No two ways about it.
Lucy Pearl - Dance Tonight
I don't understand why this group didn't make it. I thought it was a great combination, exemplified by this track. Too bad they couldn't keep it together. They could have made some serious waves. Oh yeah, can we agree that Dawn was the baddest En Vogue chick? Can you say total package? My God.
Carl Thomas - I Wish
Just a great song. It's almost too good to have been released on Bad Boy. Ok, it was too good to be released on Bad Boy. Sorry Puff.
Amel Larrieux - Get Up
Follow me now. Amel is Waldini's Spelman sister's cousin. We're supposed to be best friends, but the dude never even tried to hook me up. Yeah, she's totally out of my league. And even though she'd rather I serve her dinner than take her out to dinner, I would've liked the chance. BTW, great song, great video, cute chick.
Maxwell - Get To Know Ya
Here is the legend. Maxwell, The Fugees, and The Roots perform at Morehouse College in early '96. During Maxwell's set he is booed for being a D'Angelo clone. What people didn't know is that Maxwell's album was done in '94, so he could've come out before D'Angelo. Crazy, huh? Anyway, this dude has the goods. The guitar lick on this track is pretty ridiculous. Maybe Black Summers' Night will come out some time this decade. We can only hope.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
The Cardigans[sort of] - Iron Man
OK, this isn't an official video but the song is so dope I had to include it. It's kind of crazy how they took a metal classic and funked it up.