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Thread started 08/18/04 9:08am

JANFAN4L

Battle of the '90s R&B male groups

The '90s will go down as the decade where handsome groups of R&B crooners, in similar outfits, belted out heartbreaking odes to urban love and topped the charts. Vote on your faves out of the bunch below.

Boyz II Men vs. Jodeci
Guy vs. After 7
New Edition vs. Toni! Tony! Tone!
Silk vs. Shai
Blackstreet vs. Mint Condition
DRS ("Gangsta Lean") vs. H-Town ("Knockin' Da Boots")
Color Me Badd vs. All-4-One
Hi-Five ("The Kissing Game") vs. Soul IV Real ("Candy Rain")
Today vs. Troop ("All I Do Is Think of You")
Immature vs. Subway ("This Lil' Game We Play (feat. 702)")
Dru Hill vs. Next
112 vs. Playa ("Cheers 2 U")
Az Yet vs. Mista ("Blackberry Molasses")
Ol' Skool vs. II D Extreme ("Cry No More")
Men At Large ("So Alone") vs. UNV ("Something's Goin' On")
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Reply #1 posted 08/18/04 9:59am

AsianConnectio
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I'll just list my favorites without them going up against each other...


in this order:

New Edition
Troop
Guy
Tony Toni Tone
Mint Condition
H-Town
Silk
Shai
Soul IV Real
DRS
Boyz II Men

but all time favorite male group is....FORCE M.D.s
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Reply #2 posted 08/18/04 12:03pm

okaypimpn

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JANFAN4L said:

The '90s will go down as the decade where handsome groups of R&B crooners, in similar outfits, belted out heartbreaking odes to urban love and topped the charts. Vote on your faves out of the bunch below.

Boyz II Men vs. Jodeci
Guy vs. After 7
New Edition vs. Toni! Tony! Tone!
Silk vs. Shai
Blackstreet vs. Mint Condition
DRS ("Gangsta Lean") vs. H-Town ("Knockin' Da Boots")
Color Me Badd vs. All-4-One
Hi-Five ("The Kissing Game") vs. Soul IV Real ("Candy Rain")
Today vs. Troop ("All I Do Is Think of You")
Immature vs. Subway ("This Lil' Game We Play (feat. 702)")
Dru Hill vs. Next
112 vs. Playa ("Cheers 2 U")
Az Yet vs. Mista ("Blackberry Molasses")
Ol' Skool vs. II D Extreme ("Cry No More")
Men At Large ("So Alone") vs. UNV ("Something's Goin' On")


Boyz II Men vs. Jodeci-this is really no contest
Guy vs. After 7
New Edition vs. Toni! Tony! Tone!-they're not even in the same category. How about Mint Condition vs. TTT?-Although I love Mint Condition, my vote would go for TTT
Silk vs. Shai
DRS ("Gangsta Lean") vs. H-Town ("Knockin' Da Boots")-R.I.P. Dino pray
Color Me Badd vs. All-4-One-rolleyes
Hi-Five ("The Kissing Game") vs. Soul IV Real ("Candy Rain")-rolleyes
Today vs. Troop ("All I Do Is Think of You")-although Big Bub could sing his ass off
Immature vs. Subway ("This Lil' Game We Play (feat. 702)")-rolleyes
Dru Hill vs. Next
112 vs. Playa ("Cheers 2 U")
Az Yet vs. Mista ("Blackberry Molasses")
Ol' Skool vs. II D Extreme ("Cry No More")-rolleyes
Men At Large ("So Alone") vs. UNV ("Something's Goin' On")-rolleyes
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Reply #3 posted 08/18/04 12:45pm

HotThang

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Boyz II Men vs. Jodeci --Not really fair though, because I'd choose Jodeci over everyone in this competition
Guy vs. After 7
New Edition vs. Toni! Tony! Tone!
Silk vs. Shai
Blackstreet vs. Mint Condition
DRS ("Gangsta Lean") vs. H-Town ("Knockin' Da Boots")
Color Me Badd vs. All-4-One --They were both on the cheesy side
Hi-Five ("The Kissing Game") vs. Soul IV Real ("Candy Rain")
Today vs. Troop ("All I Do Is Think of You")
Immature vs. Subway ("This Lil' Game We Play (feat. 702)") --I respectfully decline
Dru Hill vs. Next --ATL Representin'
112 vs. Playa ("Cheers 2 U") --ATL Again...btw, they're named after my neighborhood
Az Yet vs. Mista ("Blackberry Molasses")
Ol' Skool vs. II D Extreme ("Cry No More") --Hmm...Neither
Men At Large ("So Alone") vs. UNV ("Something's Goin' On")
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Reply #4 posted 08/18/04 5:40pm

Jillibean

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JANFAN4L said:

The '90s will go down as the decade where handsome groups of R&B crooners, in similar outfits, belted out heartbreaking odes to urban love and topped the charts. Vote on your faves out of the bunch below.

Boyz II Men vs. Jodeci
Guy vs. After 7
New Edition vs. Toni! Tony! Tone!
Silk vs. Shai
Blackstreet vs. Mint Condition
DRS ("Gangsta Lean") vs. H-Town ("Knockin' Da Boots")
Color Me Badd vs. All-4-One
Hi-Five ("The Kissing Game") vs. Soul IV Real ("Candy Rain")
Today vs. Troop ("All I Do Is Think of You")
Immature vs. Subway ("This Lil' Game We Play (feat. 702)")
Dru Hill vs. Next
112 vs. Playa ("Cheers 2 U")
Az Yet vs. Mista ("Blackberry Molasses")
Ol' Skool vs. II D Extreme ("Cry No More")
Men At Large ("So Alone") vs. UNV ("Something's Goin' On")




Jodeci
Guy
New Edition
Shai
Blackstreet
H-Town
Color Me Badd
Soul IV Real
Troop
Immature
Next
112
Az Yet
Ol' Skool
UNV
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Reply #5 posted 08/18/04 8:50pm

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JANFAN4L said:

The '90s will go down as the decade where handsome groups of R&B crooners, in similar outfits, belted out heartbreaking odes to urban love and topped the charts. Vote on your faves out of the bunch below.

Boyz II Men vs. Jodeci
Guy vs. After 7
New Edition vs. Toni! Tony! Tone!
Silk vs. Shai
Blackstreet vs. Mint Condition
DRS ("Gangsta Lean") vs. H-Town ("Knockin' Da Boots")
Color Me Badd vs. All-4-One
Hi-Five ("The Kissing Game") vs. Soul IV Real ("Candy Rain")
Today vs. Troop ("All I Do Is Think of You")
Immature vs. Subway ("This Lil' Game We Play (feat. 702)")
Dru Hill vs. Next
112 vs. Playa ("Cheers 2 U")
Az Yet vs. Mista ("Blackberry Molasses")
Ol' Skool vs. II D Extreme ("Cry No More")
Men At Large ("So Alone") vs. UNV ("Something's Goin' On")



I still haven't figured out the difference between "r&b groups" and "boybands"....
"A Watcher scoffs at gravity!"
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Reply #6 posted 08/18/04 9:15pm

psykosoul

Boyz II Men vs. Jodeci -> Jodeci
Guy vs. After 7 -> Guy
New Edition vs. Toni! Tony! Tone! -> Toni! Tony! Tone!
Silk vs. Shai -> Silk
Blackstreet vs. Mint Condition -> Mint Condition.... thank you for not putting them up against TTT
DRS ("Gangsta Lean") vs. H-Town ("Knockin' Da Boots") -> H-Town
Color Me Badd vs. All-4-One -> Neither One of those MOFOS
Hi-Five ("The Kissing Game") vs. Soul IV Real ("Candy Rain") -> Hi-Five
Today vs. Troop ("All I Do Is Think of You") -> Troop
Immature vs. Subway ("This Lil' Game We Play (feat. 702)") -> Neither One of those little MOFOS
Dru Hill vs. Next -> Next
112 vs. Playa ("Cheers 2 U") -> Playa
Az Yet vs. Mista ("Blackberry Molasses") hmmm -> Az... No, Mista nod
Ol' Skool vs. II D Extreme ("Cry No More") -> Neither One disbelief
Men At Large ("So Alone") vs. UNV ("Something's Goin' On") -> Universal Nubian Voices
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Reply #7 posted 08/18/04 9:20pm

psykosoul

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I still haven't figured out the difference between "r&b groups" and "boybands"....


The difference is "a (usually) gospel-influenced, sexually charged singer reaching young and older R&B/Urban Markets" as opposed to "wholesome fluff targeted at 9-16 year old female pop audiences"
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Reply #8 posted 08/18/04 10:14pm

Tessa

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boy that's a tought one. i honestly couldn't tell you the difference in sound between any of them. bland, cookie-cutter male group r&b has never been my thing...
"I don't need your forgiveness, cos I've been saved by Jesus, so fuck you."
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Reply #9 posted 08/18/04 10:42pm

boriquateddy

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ok what about Intro RIP Kenny Greene "Come inside" was the cut....also the did a nice rendition of "Ribbon in the sky"....Jagged Edge also released there 1st album in the 90's "I gotta be" another beautiful ballad.....


so my list will go as in no particular order of course....

H-Town
Mint Condition
Intro
Jodeci
Jagged Edge
II D extreme
Silk
I am not African. Africa is in me, but I cannot return.
I am not taína. Taíno is in me, but there is no way back.
I am not european. Europe lives in me, but I have no home there.
I am new. History made me. My first language was spanglish.
And I am
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Reply #10 posted 08/19/04 1:11am

Chico1

my votes go to:

Guy vs. After 7
New Edition vs. Toni! Tony! Tone!
Blackstreet vs. Mint Condition
Color Me Badd vs. All-4-One
Hi-Five ("The Kissing Game") vs. Soul IV Real
Dru Hill vs. Next
112 vs. Playa

Men At Large ("So Alone") vs. UNV

all the other are pieces of sh*te or i'm not familiar with them. biggrin
[This message was edited Thu Aug 19 8:51:58 2004 by Chico1]
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Reply #11 posted 08/19/04 2:03am

Christopher

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JANFAN4L said:



Jodeci
Guy
Toni! Tony! Tone!
Shai
Mint Condition
H-Town ("Knockin' Da Boots")
Color Me Badd
Soul IV Real ("Candy Rain")
Troop ("All I Do Is Think of You")
Immature
Dru Hill
112
Mista ("Blackberry Molasses")
Ol' Skool
UNV ("Something's Goin' On")

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Reply #12 posted 08/19/04 3:57am

CinisterCee

Chico1 said:

my votes go to:

Guy[b] vs. After 7
[b]New Edition
vs. Toni! Tony! Tone!
Blackstreet vs. Mint Condition
Color Me Badd vs. All-4-One
Hi-Five ("The Kissing Game") vs. Soul IV Real
Dru Hill vs. Next
112 vs. Playa
Men At Large ("So Alone") vs. UNV


I agree except... where is Jodeci? and H-Town
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Reply #13 posted 08/19/04 8:52am

Chico1

CinisterCee said:

Chico1 said:

my votes go to:

Guy[b] vs. After 7
[b]New Edition
vs. Toni! Tony! Tone!
Blackstreet vs. Mint Condition
Color Me Badd vs. All-4-One
Hi-Five ("The Kissing Game") vs. Soul IV Real
Dru Hill vs. Next
112 vs. Playa
Men At Large ("So Alone") vs. UNV


I agree except... where is Jodeci? and H-Town



read my last line wink lol
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Reply #14 posted 08/19/04 9:07am

Saturn

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Hands down the best of that decade were:

1. Jodeci
2. Tony!Toni!Tone!
3. Boyz II Men
4. Mint Condition

IMHO anyway. cool
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Reply #15 posted 08/19/04 9:21am

okaypimpn

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CinisterCee said:

Chico1 said:

my votes go to:

Guy[b] vs. After 7
[b]New Edition
vs. Toni! Tony! Tone!
Blackstreet vs. Mint Condition
Color Me Badd vs. All-4-One
Hi-Five ("The Kissing Game") vs. Soul IV Real
Dru Hill vs. Next
112 vs. Playa
Men At Large ("So Alone") vs. UNV


I agree except... where is Jodeci? and H-Town


Well Jodeci are probably in someone's alley. As for H-Town, their lead singer (and the only one who could sing), Dino, was killed last year.
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Reply #16 posted 08/19/04 9:25am

JANFAN4L

Random:

I couldn't stand K-Ci & JoJo. I'm glad their gone from the spotlight.
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Reply #17 posted 08/19/04 1:36pm

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There were a lot of disposable R&B male groups back in the day, weren't there? Anyone remember N-Phase? They had one good R-Kelly produced track, "Spend The Night".

Then again, there were a lot of girl groups too: SWV, Total, Lace, Jade, MoKenStef, Kut Klose, etc...
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Reply #18 posted 08/19/04 2:10pm

okaypimpn

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JANFAN4L said:

Random:

I couldn't stand K-Ci & JoJo. I'm glad their gone from the spotlight.


omg
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Reply #19 posted 08/19/04 5:11pm

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Best boyband song:- "I'm still in love with u"- New edition.....I know it's obvious and the song is maybe corny 2 some, but this song is beutifull to me.....

"Forever my lady" (the song)- by Jodeci is a close second though!
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Reply #20 posted 08/19/04 7:30pm

PurpleCharm

todd305 said:

There were a lot of disposable R&B male groups back in the day, weren't there? Anyone remember N-Phase? They had one good R-Kelly produced track, "Spend The Night".

Then again, there were a lot of girl groups too: SWV, Total, Lace, Jade, MoKenStef, Kut Klose, etc...

I miss SWV and Jade.. sad

Add Changing Faces to that list. What happened to them?
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Reply #21 posted 08/20/04 12:13am

JANFAN4L

PurpleCharm said:

todd305 said:

There were a lot of disposable R&B male groups back in the day, weren't there? Anyone remember N-Phase? They had one good R-Kelly produced track, "Spend The Night".

Then again, there were a lot of girl groups too: SWV, Total, Lace, Jade, MoKenStef, Kut Klose, etc...

I miss SWV and Jade.. sad

Add Changing Faces to that list. What happened to them?


Don't worry, we're gonna talk about them in the next thread.
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Reply #22 posted 08/20/04 12:16am

todd305

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PurpleCharm said:

todd305 said:

There were a lot of disposable R&B male groups back in the day, weren't there? Anyone remember N-Phase? They had one good R-Kelly produced track, "Spend The Night".

Then again, there were a lot of girl groups too: SWV, Total, Lace, Jade, MoKenStef, Kut Klose, etc...

I miss SWV and Jade.. sad

Add Changing Faces to that list. What happened to them?


It's sad that I missed that group. I actually have their first album -- and I don't think that R. Kelly's contributions were the strongest things on it!
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Reply #23 posted 08/20/04 9:49pm

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JODECI
GUY
TONY TONI TONE
BLACKSTREET
COLOR ME BAD
HI-FIVE
TODAY
IMMATURE
112
UNV
I'M NOT SHOUTING, JEEZ!
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Reply #24 posted 08/20/04 10:16pm

CalhounSq

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Boyz II Men vs. Jodeci
Guy vs. After 7 - though After 7's voices are gorgeous!
New Edition vs. Toni! Tony! Tone! - for nostalgia's sake lol
Silk vs. Shai - can't remember either enough to vote
Blackstreet vs. Mint Condition - though I like Blackstreet better, but Mint is BADDD

All that other shit is too sketchy for me lol
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Reply #25 posted 08/22/04 2:45am

4HisGlory

Ooooh don't get me started....

First of all Mint Condition is a BAND not a group. I luv them!!!

Blackstreet is a GROUP. These terms are not interchangeable.

I'm done being anal now. lol

I love them both but it's hard to compare them to each other seeing how they are BAND vs. GROUP.
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