Does anyone care that Diddy is receiving a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame May 2nd?
Well, aight. I'll commence with this blog.
I'm gonna try and make this a simple one by just focusing Donnie and Dawn (whom, by the way, were the focus of the whole damn episode to begin with).
Just one of the MANY cozy moments for two Dawn and Que shared last night. And Dawn snorts when she laughs-- how adorable is that!
Let me just bring up some important things I noticed in this episode:
Where were D. Woods and "Den Mama"? (Like we care, anyway..)
Aubrey actually DIDN'T steal a scene in this episode! (but she did try to throw the cooch to Donnie on the sly, ha ha)Country Dumb didn't say anything to discredit his elementary school education!
Brian didn't cry over any spilled milk!
and Robert kept the bitchassness to a minimum!
After knowing that.. how can you doubt that this WASN'T one of the best eps so far?
Aight, so let's get into Donnie's scenario, because his recording career just took a turn for the supernatural... ha, ha,ha.
At the top of the episode, the entire crew is still in Miami, and are in the final stretches of recording their album... except Donnie. He has absolutely no direction OR studio time. And when he does get studio time and direction (courtesy of Jim Beanz), it's yanked completely from him, regardless of the fact that he was in the midst of recording a promising track.
You gotta admit, it's a bit depressing the way they show his lil' melancholy face while he's watching Day26 and DK boast about the hot tracks they've just finished lacing. Poor little blue eyed boy on his piano.
Diddy tries to throw it all off as it being Donnie's fault, but honestly, I think (and I HATE to throw out the inverted-race card, but it must be done) Diddy's just really bad at marketing/producing/selling his melanin-challenged artists. Remember Dream (they were supposed to be what DK is now)? Kain? FUZZBUBBLE?! (now that was a group I personally was looking out for).
Cutting room floor. He's so hung up on his Caucasian artists not trying to emulate other Caucasian artists that just can't let the artist be. I'm starting to question why he even chose Don for a solo deal anyway.
This is not to discredit Donnie, by the way. He has the talent-- and this is always made clear.
Diddy does sense the distraught in his young muse, and reaches far beyond natural forces to help him. And what does he come up with? Seven Aurelius, jka Seven. You wanna know something? I love Diddy, then I hate him, then I love him again. Did y'all peep his PSA when he called Sideburns "ALSHANTI?" ROFLMAO!!!
Now let me tell y'all something about my man Seven. I don't know what planet this brotha was birthed on. I don't know if he's kin to Andre3000 or Cee-Lo Green. Sh*t, this n*gga might hang out on Christopher Street and hit up the Splash Club on Friday nights (holla if you know what goes down at the Splash Club on Friday nights, how you dooiiiin'!). But this dude ... well... to quote one of my favorite movies, is on "that new-new sh*t." I gotta admit-- I loved his opening guitar riffs on that Sideburns joint, "Only You".
But yes, the man is summoned from whatever cave he dwells to help Donnie out, and he brings along his smoke (not the good kind), his doves (you read it right), and his... partner (no comment).
All weirdness aside, he helps our boy get his groove back. In all honesty, that "Lovesick" track was the FIRST song I've heard in the series that I felt had "radio single" stamped on it.
Two last thoughts: 1) Seven has this rare, effervescent quality that makes me want to stare at him for hours, and I don't know why. I think they call it the "Prince/Erykah Badu" effect. And I LOVED the feather in his ear. He's a rare herb, indeed.
2) Weren't you hoping for another Donnie "REALLY" moment?
Aight, let's get to the case of Ms. Dawn. Over crabcakes and mojitos, she touches on the fact that the only thing Baltimore is good for is their crabcakes, leading to an explanation of how she was uprooted from her home in Louisiana to Baltimore due to Hurricane Katrina. I remember briefly skimming over a feature about how she was affected by the tragedy, but never got into it. And that happened right around the time they got their deal. How's that for an extra-dose of humbleness? I guess that's probably why she's the main one I can stomach on this show, because she IS so humble. Damn.
Well, it is because of her misfortune that has prevented her from opening up to anyone-- including Que, who's still in the background playing the Mario "Just A Friend 2000" role. Even Ankh-Ra, who is soo good at getting his chanteuses to open up during song that he should teach a college course on the sh-t, can't get Dawn to "GO THERE"-- the place she needs to go to while she's singing for him.
Que, aka Bitchass Jr., attempts to get Dawn to release in a very clever way-- they sit at a piano and they sing a song about their past, connecting each of their verses at the bridge. It is at this point where we learn that Que's Daddy passed at four years old. It is also at this point that Dawn realizes that despite what she's gone through, she's okay.
And when she's able to to realize... she can release... and let Que in. Literally. With his tongue.
(Just a kiss, you Freaky McNasties!) It was bound to happen anyway. Que was wearing her DOWN. That golf game was filled with innuendo ("Can you get in the hole, Que?")
Good for them. All I gotta say is this to Que: Hold it, don't drop it. And if you're as finessed with the sex skills as you claim, you'll know what I'm talking about, bruh.
NEXT WEEK: The bitchassness returns... it's Robert VS... Brian?! Go check it.