DAY 60 GRAMMY CHASE: RIGHT OR THONG

Day 60 and I’m back on my sheeeeet!!! Pardon Me…
After a great family weekend, I’m feeling recharged and refocused. The crosshairs have been tuned and adjusted a little bit and the vision is a tad more clear. Today, let’s have a look at two guys who are in the vein of hit-dynamo duo producer groups like Jam and Lewis, Pharell and Chad, Cool and Dre etc. We’ve all been dancing to their hits while they’ve been lingering behind the scenes in obscurity even after creating one of the hottest crossover records to date, see video below. Check the 2:24 mark and you’ll see the producers make an unflattering cameo appearance considering the flamboyance of the video.

This song had women who didn’t even wear or own a thong, dancing wild and out of control and feeling sexy. I don’t party much, I probably could say that I never actually party anymore, but I can only imagine that depending on what club you may find yourself in, that this song may still get the party jumpin’. When this song was “red hot” I didn’t notice at the time, how difficult it must have been for Sisqo to not drip silver dye or paint everywhere from sweating while jumping all over the place.

To get to the nuts and bolts, “The Thong Song” was produced by Tim Kelley and Bob Robinson aka Tim and Bob. The song was nominated in 2001 for Best R&B Song, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. The song didn’t win that year, however they’d already had success by winning Grammy’s for Best R&B Album in 1994 and 1995 for (II – Boyz II Men) and (CrazySexyCool – TLC) respectively. For the average listener, Tim and Bob began to really be a “branding” name with the emergence of artist, Bobby Valentino boasting songs like “Slow Down” and “Tell Me.” They’ve produced for the Who’s Who of the industry and are one of my favorites as I like their production, songwriting and just as important, their low-key, out of sight profile. Speaking of out of sight, where is this brotha??


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About by Edreys

Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

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