I watched the new Seth Rogan and Judd Apatow movie Pineapple Express last weekend and though it was funny in parts, it was just ok. But what I really enjoyed was the in movie soundtrack. There were a few shout outs to the early 90s, including this gem by Bell Biv Devoe. I figured that I wasn’t a true New Edition/BBD fan if I didn’t then make this my choice for Friday Throwback.
I’m going to take you back to 1990 and I think I’m still in the 8th grade. I’m not really sure if I knew what a low pro ho was back then, but I guess that was for the better.
– Ricky Bell’s wail is one of the most underrated wails of all time. Who doesn’t know this song immediately when he starts to yell about how it’s driving him out of his mind.
– Words to live by – “Never trust a big butt and a smile.”
– That’s some bad video editing. Why are small women dancing on top of the screen while these guys are in the club?
– You know, you put a wig on Devoe, and chop him down about half a foot, and this man could pass for a woman.
– This is some wack dance choreography. I think they just gave up trying to get moves right together.
– Did Biv say that he was quacking the hoes, or clockin’ em?
– Yo slick blow …
– And then they leave you with the double ass shot to finish the video.
I also think that one of the dictionary definitions for poison should include the Bell Biv Devoe definition.
1. a substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health.
2. something harmful or pernicious, as to happiness or well-being: the poison of slander.
3. a big butt and a smile that you cannot trust