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Reply #150 posted 10/26/08 7:46am

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TELL ME THIS IS NOT A REAL GANGSTA!!!! lol

Oooooh, them muthafuckin' EYES!!! I'd fuck the SHIT outta Michael McDonald! tonk


I know, right? He put the F in FOINE!!!
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Reply #151 posted 10/26/08 7:46am

Ottensen

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missfee said:

Whoa!!! eek didn't know this existed....Luther Vandross & Boy George:



I was going to toss Boy George's name into the action as well.



Okay, I had to giggle because Boy George is still doing that same dance he used to do back when he was in Culture Club lol
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Reply #152 posted 10/26/08 8:50am

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Ottensen said:

BigDaddyHQ said:



I was going to toss Boy George's name into the action as well.



Okay, I had to giggle because Boy George is still doing that same dance he used to do back when he was in Culture Club lol

Well George never was the best dancer in the world lol lol
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Reply #153 posted 10/26/08 9:22am

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Ottensen said:




Okay, I had to giggle because Boy George is still doing that same dance he used to do back when he was in Culture Club lol

Well George never was the best dancer in the world lol lol


I still remember that little two step he used to do while singing Do You Really Want To Hurt Meeeee
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Reply #154 posted 10/26/08 9:46am

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NKOTB was NEVER marketed towards a black audience. One of my friends was at Berkley when this group was CREATED. They were always aimed at the pop crowd. They were constructed specifically for that and I know cats who played on and wrote their material.
Madonna was initially played on black radio because the label wasn't sure what to do with her. It was a failsafe back then to test market artists with a "rhythmic" sound on black radio before pushing it on to the pop crowd.
The music business changed in 1990/1991 so anything prior to that has to be looked at under a different light. When the accountants and lawyers took over the business, it became a new game and everybody got placed in a box. Jon B. was in the R&B box alone for quite a while there as a white artist.


I didn't believe it either until I watched their recent "Behind The Music" special on VH1, which is sad because I never liked them; but I was bored and there was nothing else on. They said that originally they tried to market themselves to black audiences, but that it never worked and some pop radio DJ started playing one of their songs and it blew up. Blame it on the special because that's where I heard it from. lol

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People lie in interviews all of the time. A couple of my friends played on their first record. This group was completely contrived. Of course nobody is going to come right out and say that. My boys were hyped about the project because of the amount of money that was behind it, only to find out later that they were work for hire only. Don't trust anything that comes out of Maurice's mouth. The concept behind NKOTB was "black music for white kids".
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Reply #155 posted 10/26/08 12:04pm

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Michael McDonald needs to come and bitchslap both of them! lol


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Reply #156 posted 10/26/08 12:09pm

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There is actually no proof that Colonel Parker was in the military. He was Dutch and worked in the circus.
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Reply #157 posted 10/26/08 12:15pm

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There is actually no proof that Colonel Parker was in the military. He was Dutch and worked in the circus.


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Reply #158 posted 10/26/08 12:58pm

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BlaqueKnight said:

estelle81 said:



I didn't believe it either until I watched their recent "Behind The Music" special on VH1, which is sad because I never liked them; but I was bored and there was nothing else on. They said that originally they tried to market themselves to black audiences, but that it never worked and some pop radio DJ started playing one of their songs and it blew up. Blame it on the special because that's where I heard it from. lol

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People lie in interviews all of the time. A couple of my friends played on their first record. This group was completely contrived. Of course nobody is going to come right out and say that. My boys were hyped about the project because of the amount of money that was behind it, only to find out later that they were work for hire only. Don't trust anything that comes out of Maurice's mouth. The concept behind NKOTB was [b]"black music for white kids". [/b]


That's always been the case. I seem to remember it that way as well with NKOTB. In terms of pure business, that seems to be the model for the music industry. Elvis. NKOTB. NSync. Eminem. Take a musical form developed and mastered by black musicians, and roll it out with an attractive messenger to a larger, more affluent market.

To make a group like NKOTB when you already had New Edition crossover, and claim that you only wanted the R-n-B market is disingenuous. If you have a group like that, you want to hit every mall, every high school prom, every birthday party and club in the world. You make it "safe" for Junior and Missy to listen to, so you can sell the posters, the t-shirts, the cereal boxes, etc. It's not even that much about race; it's about numbers. Look at the Menudo phenomenon. Menudo was *not* the ultimate in Latin Music, but it was the model of Latin Pop. Pop Music, popular music, McDonald's all have the same aim: to get the most people to like you, so that you can sell the most records. It means watering down whatever you do to appeal to as many people as possible.
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Reply #159 posted 10/26/08 4:34pm

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Jon B. has clapped at Robin Thicke once again in a new interview with Allhiphop.com. He basically says Robin owes him for paving the way for R&B white boys, and he challenges him to a piano and vocal face off. Here’s a couple interesting quotes:

“I’ve never been on the cover of VIBE, but I don’t think that that is a good thing to really point out. It’s like damn, who are you to say that you deserve the cover? That’s kind of pompous to me. Just fall back and do what you do and don’t complain. You’ve been blessed.”
- Jon B on Robin Thicke’s complaint for not making the VIBE cover.

“Listen man, you have your career and I have mine. If it came down to a battle situation, where we were piano to piano, vocals to vocals, and he really wanted to test skills on some wild competitive type of stuff we could make it happen.” - Jon B on a battle with Thicke.

“I paved the way for a lot of white artists now that don’t have to deal with the stigma of being a white artist. I don’t think that people would be as open for non-African American artists like that if it I didn’t take a lot of the slack for them.” - Jon B on originally holding it down for white Soul artists.

Bring on the R&B white boy beef.

lol lol lol lol



People...this white on white crime has got to STOP!
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