Thanks to the recommendation of a few friends, I’m now hooked on Omarosa’s horrible dating show on TV One, “Donald J. Trump Presents: The Ultimate Merger.” It’s the typical Flavor of Love reality dating show, which gives the extremely annoying Omarosa an excuse to push around a bunch of sorry men.
Williams really hit his stride two years later, playing the role of Kareem Akbar in my favorite movie ever, New Jack City. I never understood his character – slick-talking hit-man? Weird hanger-oner? Eh, it doesn’t matter. New Jack City certainly isn’t high-brow cinema.
The soundtrack for that film spawned Williams’ biggest hit, “I’m Dreamin.” It hit No. 1 on the R&B charts. On an unrelated note, I didn’t realize until researching for this post that nearly all early 90s videos feature giant fans that spin in the shadows – WHY?
Following his newfound success, Williams dropped Changes the following year, which went on to be his most successful release. “All I See,” in my humble opinion, is probably the best song of his career. The uptempo “Every Little Thing U Do” was a decent hit too. I never understood why he was randomly running down a beach in the video, though. At least there were no giant oversized fans around.
And speaking of too late, Williams took a long break and returned in 2001 with Real Men Do. I’m not sure who approved the rounded razor-line he sports on the album cover but he needs to borrow that tribal mask again. Real Men Do was barely a blip on the R&B radar but check out the beautiful “Violin” – he clearly still had some skills.
That album wrapped up Williams’ recording career – for now, anyway. Instead, he has focused on acting, starring in Chitlin Circuit plays like “The Clean Up Woman.” So the next time “Your Sugar is Too High To Box With God” comes to your town, look for Williams on the marquee.
Should He Come Back?: Christopher Williams has always been an oddly underappreciated talent. Yeah, ladies squealed and fell all over themselves for him but that attention overshadowed his vocal ability. At this point in his career, he might be better served appealing to his fans in plays than on iTunes.
But if he decides to film New Jack City 2, I’ll be the first in line.