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Thread started 08/15/13 7:45am

mikemike13

Don't Be Cruel (25th Anniversary)

Twenty-five years ago, former New Edition singer Bobby Brown released the amazing Don't Be Cruel. Having put out the lackluster King of the Stage two years before, no one expected that he would come back so hard and with so many hits. Don't Be Cruel sold forty million copies worldwide, making Bobby the king of 1988. Of course, we all know what happened to his career afterwards, but to this day Don't Be Cruel remains one of my favorite albums. If you'd like to know more about Don't Be Cruel, please check out my article in Ebony.com.

http://www.ebony.com/ entertainment-culture/bobby-browns-dont-be-cruel-turns-25-250#axzz2c2dVqK8x

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Reply #1 posted 08/15/13 9:00am

Scorp

One of the all time greatest records

this was Bobby Brown at his unequivocal best

this album was Bobby's Off The Wall.....

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Reply #2 posted 08/16/13 11:18am

dancerella

Scorp said:

One of the all time greatest records

this was Bobby Brown at his unequivocal best

this album was Bobby's Off The Wall.....

Can't believe it's been that long. Hell yes, this album is the bomb! Just perfect. Love me some B. Brown! cool

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Reply #3 posted 08/16/13 11:34am

MadamGoodnight

He shook things up when this came out. music Hot song and hot video too.

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Reply #4 posted 08/16/13 5:12pm

JoeBala

Just Music-No Categories-Enjoy It!
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Reply #5 posted 08/16/13 7:03pm

MickyDolenz

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For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #6 posted 08/17/13 12:46am

robertlove

mikemike13 said:

Twenty-five years ago, former New Edition singer Bobby Brown released the amazing Don't Be Cruel. Having put out the lackluster King of the Stage two years before, no one expected that he would come back so hard and with so many hits. Don't Be Cruel sold forty million copies worldwide, making Bobby the king of 1988. Of course, we all know what happened to his career afterwards, but to this day Don't Be Cruel remains one of my favorite albums. If you'd like to know more about Don't Be Cruel, please check out my article in Ebony.com.

http://www.ebony.com/ entertainment-culture/bobby-browns-dont-be-cruel-turns-25-250#axzz2c2dVqK8x

lol It didn´t seel 40 million copies...

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Reply #7 posted 08/17/13 6:08am

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This was a pretty inspired effort by Bobby. "Don't Be Cruel" is definitely my favorite Babyface song. The other singles are all great as well (and all 4 had memorable remixes). "I'll Be Good to You" could've been the 6th single and probably would've been if "On Our Own" weren't released in '89. The "filler" is pleasant at the least.

Good times, good times...

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Reply #8 posted 08/17/13 8:04am

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This was my first cassette tape and I still have it to this very day. I will always love this album. The highlights of my elementary school years. music

I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
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Reply #9 posted 08/17/13 12:15pm

midnightmover

Very cool album, but damn, the media is full of liars. That album did not sell 40 million copies. The album speaks for itself. Ebony don't need to report lies to make it look like more than it was.

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