Flashback Friday: BLACKstreet and Men of Vizion

This week, I’m gonna kick back and allow the homie Keith “KayBee” Burroughs to take the reins. He’s got some great R&B from two groups that were heavily influenced by one of the best in the game. Tell ’em, KayBee:

“I actually have 2 album choices for Flashback Friday, both were either entirely produced or co-produced by the conductor of New Jack Swing, Teddy Riley.”

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BLACKstreet, Another Level (1996)

“The first one is the more successful of the two, “Another Level” by Blackstreet. While “No Diggity” and “Don’t Leave Me” are classics in their own right, joints such as “Never Gonna Let You Go,” “My Paradise (Interlude),” not to mention how they made “(Money Can’t) Buy Me Love” into a slow jam, in my opinion made this a well rounded album to enjoy from beginning to end. Vocally and musically, they were in the pocket.”

Also check out:

“(Money Can’t) Buy Me Love”

“I Can’t Get You (Out of My Mind)”


Men of Vizion, Personal (1996)

“The second choice is Personal by the group Men Of Vizion. Even with solid production from Teddy and others, plus being on the late, great King Of Pop Michael Jackson (R.I.P.)’s label, to me this album was and still is underrated. “Instant Love,” “House Keeper” and their remake of The Jacksons “Show You The Way To Go” to this day are my standout joints on this album. Again, musically and vocally, definitely in the pocket, playa!”

Also check out:

“Do Thangz,” featuring Missy Elliott

“Show You The Way To Go”

Now, it’s your turn. Email soulinstereoblog@gmail.com  hit me up on Twitter @etbowser, or stop by the comments section and share your Flashback Friday album. Leave a couple of sentences describing what makes it so great. I’ll feature your album on the blog.


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