May 18, 2006


Jaheim - Ghetto Classics (Laura Checkoway, February 20, 2006, Vibe)

Who keeps the streets on smash but also has your mama saying, “Wow, that boy can blow”? Who sings strictly to the ladies but is hard enough for dudes to bump in their rides and not blush? Jaheim is definitely that man.

A young soul with an old voice, Jaheim, with his Ghetto Classics, bridges the uncharted gap between generations with earnest, heartfelt lyrics and vintage vocals that fill the space Luther left.

Ladies, if you don’t know the magic of Jaheim’s music yet, consider yourself warned: He puts us on such a high pedestal that he might make you question why your man doesn’t treat you sweeter. Fellas, you already know from his first two platinum-selling albums (2001’s Ghetto Love and 2002’s Still Ghetto) that there’s no denying these bumping bass lines and thug-love anthems.

If you're looking to get your freak on, obviously there's still nothing that beats a frosty Colt .45, but slappin' on this platter is guaranteed to limber up your home slice too.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 18, 2006 10:31 AM

Nah, man -- this ain't a dance record ... platta fo' gettin' yo' bib on, know what I'm saying? Nevermind dat Colt .45 -- drop da needle on Jaheim and pop the cork on a bottle 'o Cris -- Forget limbering up Wifey, it be too late by den - she be gettin' her grown woman on fo' real and you be lucky she don' knock the junk out yo' trunk.

Posted by: Bartholomew Silverstein at May 18, 2006 11:49 AM

Rule #1:

Never front Billy Dee. If Colt .45 is good enough for him, it's good enough for the rest of us.

Posted by: oj at May 18, 2006 11:54 AM

Wow... I think I'm emotionally scared now. Must go find a sharp stick with which to poke out my eyes.

Posted by: Jay at May 18, 2006 12:04 PM

I always preferred OE myself.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at May 18, 2006 12:36 PM

"It works everytime...."

Billy Dee Williams

Posted by: pchuck at May 18, 2006 1:20 PM

Jim: How about Mickey's Wide Mouth? I believe the Mickey's mascot is a green bee or hornet.

The Mickey's web site is almost a parody (look at the Women and Downloads Don't Mix).

Posted by: pchuck at May 18, 2006 6:14 PM

Ballantine's had the puzzle caps.

Posted by: oj at May 18, 2006 7:50 PM

Ballantine is an ale, and the puzzle caps were amusing. Lone Star does them now.

Colt .45 is malt liquor. No comparison...

Posted by: darryl at May 19, 2006 12:28 AM