SOHH, Bobby Brown 'supposedly' trumped Christina Aguilera for the cover of Vibe's October 2006 issue. I guess "at the time" being Bobby Brown wasn't such a bad thing. That is until Whitney Houston filed for divorce after 14 years of marriage to the "original" king of R&B.
Watch this YouTube video of Bobby & Whitney explaining what black love is.
We're not going to get into how it would have been hot if the Vibe cover story was the first to break intimate details of the pending divorce. Well come to think of it that isn't that necessary given all the public humiliation the two have subjected themselves to by being in the tabloids I would say for at least 10 of the 14 years they were married.
You'll recall Whitney and old school R&B singer Cherelle went on a 'binge' of sorts until Bobby's sister decided to turn the wheel on them.
Click here to watch an MSN video of the more newsworthy facts.
If this is the beginning of a major Whitney comeback, there just might be some hope for R&B.
(Sidebar: that new Lionel Richie is banging!)
As you already know Ron Isley a.k.a. Mr. Biggs of the world famous Isley Brothers is set to do some hard time. He's been sentenced to three years for tax evasion and ordered to pay $3.1 million dollars in back taxes to Uncle Sam. No, we aren't talking a Martha Stewart-like farm retreat just below the Mason-Dixon line where he will learn oragami and knit ponchos and shit. We're talking hot needle tattoos, communal showers and powdered eggs.
Ron Isley is major. He wrote old school hits like "Shout, ""Twist and Shout," "For the Love of You," "Make Me Say It Again, Girl," "At Your Best," "Footsteps in the Dark," "Voyage to Atlantis," "Choosey Lover," "Between the Sheets"... Not to mention his collaborations with R. Kelly (someone who many feel should be in jail).
Not only that, Ron Isley and the Isley Brothers are arguable the most sampled musicians in hip hop with the exception of James Brown. And to make matters worst, rumor has it that homeboy just recently had a stroke and his NEW wife is expecting a baby in January (the inspiration of his latest CD, Baby Making Music)
Watch Biggie's "Big Poppa" video which samples the Isley Brothers.
Man what is happening to our legends.
Lastly our new joint of the day is "Shorty Like Mine" by Bow Wow featuring Chris Brown.