Day 57 and what a wonderful day it is. I’ve actually found pleasure in waking up to another Grey Sky. I’m always happy to wake up to another day, but at times after compounding months of not seeing the sun in a blue sky, can do harm to one’s outlook, health and mental state. But today, I had to remind myself of a little trick, “if you can’t change the conditions, condition yourself to change.” So, Thanks Grey Sky for my new pair of eyes.
While I was shoveling and getting my SnowX90 workout, I thought about the Boys II Men song, “Let it Snow” and how beautiful it was and how it made the snow around the Holidays really feel like a special time. Although we’re nearly into March, it’s still a wonderful song. Soon, that thought hitched a ride onto another thought about “End of the Road”, then “I’ll Make Love to You,” and “Water Runs Dry” and so on. What I came to realize is that each of the aforementioned songs, outside of “Let it Snow” all had one thing in common, they were written by Babyface. I believe Brian McKnight co-wrote “Let it Snow.”
In brief, this post isn’t about Boys II Men, but about the MAN who has continually shaped and influenced the R&B genre, similar to how Smokey Robinson contributed to the Motown sound, Babyface has held the thrown as one of the best writers/producers in music. Among many, many, many accolades and awards, the proof of his genius and talent is evidenced in him winning Producer of the Year at the Grammy Awards in 1995, 1996 and 1997 consecutively. He won Best R&B Song in 1994 for the video song above “I’ll Make Love to You,” and Best R&B Male Vocal Performance that same year for his own song “When Can I See You Again.”
Babyface knows how to have everyone “crying” like a Baby, even grown@$$ men!