Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky and Mike (aka RBRM) Is the Lemonade We Get From New Edition’s Lemons

The Temptations are one of my favorite groups of all time. But I have to caveat that: The version of the Temptations that features the “Death Lineup” (no pun intended, seriously) of David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, Melvin Franklin and Otis Williams is my favorite. Even though that lineup is my favorite,…

This Bobby Brown Biography Seems Like It Will Be The Greatest Book Of All Time

To call myself a Bobby Brown fan would do a disservice to the many years I’ve fought for Don’t Be Cruel’s recognition as one of the greatest R&B albums of all time. The album is damn near flawless. The WORST song on the album is “Take It Slow” and its not even a bad song. It’s just not as good as “Every Little Step”,…

Underrated Moment in Black History: When Bobby & Whitney Set The Bar for Black Love

After “who made the potato salad” and “what had happened was”, Black love is one of the most ubiquitous topics of discussion within 21st century Negronia. Over the years, there have been many couples that come to mind that have embodied the concept - Cliff and Claire Huxtable, Denzel and Pauletta, Cam and Juju, Oscar…