Flashback Friday: Ralph Tresvant and DJ Kay Slay

Happy Friday playas, y’all ready to turn back the clock?


Ralph Tresvant (1999)

If I was a betting man back in 1990, I would have put all my coins on Ralph becoming the breakout star of New Edition and dominating R&B for years to come. Eh … that didn’t quite happen, though that’s not a reflection on his talent, nor his very successful debut album. It boasted more than a few New Jack Swing gems.

Also check out:

“Stone Cold Gentleman”

“Do What I Gotta Do”

streetsweeper vol 2

DJ Kay Slay, The Streetsweeper, Vol. 2 (2004)

Remember when the Drama King dropped compilations on the regular? Kay Slay had a knack for cramming odd parings of artists in the studio together in hopes of making magic. On this set some of those weird parings paid off, producing several overlooked bangers.

Also check out:

“Not Your Average Joe” — Fat Joe, Joe Budden and Joe

“Face Off” — Ghostface Killah and Scarface

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.



  1. Word, “Sensitivity” is still the jam! He needs an Unsung because I’d love to know more about why his solo efforts didn’t last as long as any of the other NE guys.

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