Who Am I?
When I lived in France I learned that the French love R&B. My white roommate had a Montell Jordan CD and played it often, and my lil’ Cameroonian boyfriend Francois had every single CD that R. Kelly has ever made (including remix singles). Seriously, like a whole binder-full of them. Anyway, after one of his characteristic cheap dinner-dates, he broke out this guy’s album, and as I belted out every word he sincerely asked if I had considered trying out for Nouvelle Star (France’s version of American Idol). Oh, those good old days.
But for said R&B singer, the good old days seem to be over.
UPDATE: This wasn’t even supposed to be hard, I was just being mean and mocking poor Tevin. Oh poor Tevin . . . We miss you. “Always In My Heart” was truly one of the last great R&B songs, from that period when Babyface was behind the scenes writing every hit. When I jammed out on this Francois didn’t know what was hittin’ him.