Thursday, December 2, 2010
She really can't sing that well, can't dance, and has about as much charisma/personality as a bag of Funyuns. Nonetheless, she's managed to carve out a pretty decent career for herself from what I can tell. Many folks suggested she essentially ethered Ciara's career by doing basically the same thing in a far classier manner. I couldn't name one of either of their songs if you held me at gunpoint, but even I know the two of them had some weird R&B battle a few months back.
Anyways, records aren't exactly selling anymore in today's MegaUpload culture, which has lead to lots of female (and male) artists resorting to some serious hoe sh*t just to make rent payments. Erykah Badu's pointless and unnecessary "Window Seat" video was a shock gag that overshadowed what was a pretty decent last album. Ciara's "Ride" video was just one clothing item removed from being 2am SkineMax-worthy. And now, Hilson herself does a dumpster dive to remain relevant with a video for what I assume is her latest single "The Way You **** Me".
Wow. What in the name of Adina Howard was that?
While I'm a straight, warmblooded American male, I just hate watching a (presumably classy) sista go out like this. Hate it. All R&B chicks need to ask themselves one simple question before going in the booth: What Would Beyonce Do?
I doubt Bey would be in a video licking a doorknob, laying spread eagle on the ground flashing her crotch, or griding on Rick Ro$$. And that's why The Knowles Clan stays winning, and chicks like Keri Hilson will be working at Sizzler by the time I finish this post.
So I'mma have to call this sh*t what it is: Thirsty, Desperate, Awkward, and very, very Ashy. What ya'll think?
Question: Ashy or Classy? Does this new trend of soft pRon R&B videos disturb you, or is it just a sign of the times?
 And by "many folks", I mean the comments section at MediaTakeOut, which is the basis of all of my Keri Hilson expertise.
 Yes, Raheem DeVaughn, you too, buddy.
 Then again, this video tricked me into writing an entire post of free pub, so who's really the loser in this equation?