Thursday, March 27, 2008

Don't Call It a Comeback

Sometimes you have to know when its over. Knowing is half the battle. As a person, you can let foolish pride set in. But in the end, you should be the first person to know when it's time for you to quit. My friends know that one of my favorite athletes of all time is Micheal Jordan. MJ is my dude. When he retired (for the second time), he had just won his 6th championship and had cemented his legacy as arguably the greatest basketball player to ever put on a pair of sneakers. But after he retired, he decided to make a comeback. Bad move. He was nothing like the old Jordan. In fact, that's what he looked like...an old Jordan. Not a good look for him.

One of my favorite r&b groups is making a comeback...New Edition. I saw them in concert here about 2 years ago and they put on one of the best shows that I've ever seen. I used to tell my pops that New Edition was like my generations' version of the Temptations. He's a huge fan of the Temps. I don't know if the Temps went away to ever have to make an official comeback. But NE is coming back. And they're bringing the King of R&B, Bobby Brown (lol) with them. I wish them well and I'll support the new cd.

On the other hand...some folk need to just let it go. Shut it down. Close up shop. One of the first people that come to mind is Michael Jackson. Word on the street is that Jacko is planning a comeback album. *crickets*

Jacko's time has come and gone. Long gone. He just needs to get the animals together and chill out somewhere.

What's your take? Give me a person/group or 2 who needs to make a comeback in music/entertainment or sports. And also give me a person/group or 2 who needs to call it quits. For those of you who think Hammer should make a comeback...I promise I won't laugh. Haaaaa

btw...i borrowed this title from my girl -1-. I hope she don't mind.

rhyme time
"An adolescent mind is so impressionable in those stages
But parents got to parent their kids to keep them out of cages
Cell therapists beware of this lugie that I spit
Incarceration without rehabilitation really don't mean shit"- Big Boi

44 comments:

i.can't.complain. said...

i do not mind.

who should make a comeback:

d'angelo & lauryn hill

who should not make a comeback: hillary clinton.

-1-

Hadassah said...

lol @ I can't complain.

Lauryn Hill
SWV
Montell Jordan
Shabba Ranks
the Supremes
Shanice
Tevin Campbell

The old Def Jam comedy

aaah Mike tyson lol!

Mizrepresent said...

Should -

Boyz to Men
D'angelo
Kc and JoJO (but they need a whole lotta cleaning up)

NOTs-

New Edition w/Bobby (time to move it to the ole skool concert circuit)

Kc and Jojo - just don't think they are gonna do right

Diana Ross - enuf already

lol@i.cant.complain's "hillary comment"

12kyle said...

@ -1-
Thanks for letting me "borrow" it.

LMAO @ Hilary Clinton!!! Sooo true

@ Hadassah
Ohhhh how I miss Lauryn Hill

@ Miz
lmao @ you! KC and Jo Jo made BOTH lists?

You don't like the idea of a NE comeback?

Eb the Celeb said...

I'd rather have Bel Biv Devo back then New Edition. Bel Biv Devoe seemed to filter out all the crazy members that were in New Edition, although I still have a baby crush on Ralph.

Since Lauryn Hill is a given and everyone else already said it, I will say the FUGEES

MC LyTe - we need a real female MC right now

Amy Whinehouse even though she aint been gone that long... when she left she went full throttle...lol

Whitney Houston - and she's already working on it

Dru Hill - even though they just tried and failed...lol; have you seen that video?

112 - Their all trying to do solo projects now but I think they are more powerful together

Carl Thomas

EnVogue

Lucy Pearl

Avant

Case

Blackstreet

Debarge

The Clipse

Color Me Badd

Deborah Cox

Toni Braxton (even though she doing her thing out in vegas I want another album dammit... and for ya'll that slept on her last one Libra... you trippin')

Debra Killings (gospel singer that I love that just fell off the face of the earth)

Tracy Chapman

Kelly Price

Maxwell - cuz he taking too damn long with this trilogy thing

Mint Condition

Slick Rick

ok I think that's enough for right now

and this aint music or sports but Dave Chappelle

Brad said...

Should

D'Angelo - just sad what happened to him

Biggie and Pac - If ya'll think they really dead......Well I just don't know what to tell you.

SuperHead - She should leave book writing alone and get back to skeezin. The world needs more skeezers.

Not -
Rakim - Arguably the Michael Jordan of Hip Hop. Just fade to black my brother.

Al B Sure - Probably the worst singing star of the 80's. Heard he's doing radio now.

Soldja Boy -
I know, I know...he technically ain't left. But he's a gimmick not a rapper. When he does go away. STAY AWAY. LMAO

Brad said...

Wow @ Eb
She said DeBarge, Case and I think all will agree that you took the cake with Tracy Chapman. HOLY SHHHHHHHHHH. LMAO

12kyle said...

@ Eb the Celeb
I'm pulling for Whitney. I don't know how she's gonna do it but hopefully it works for her

Your list is pretty long! haaaa

Dave Chapelle HAS to come back

@ Brad
D'Angelo! Good call. That's my dude.

"SuperHead - She should leave book writing alone and get back to skeezin. The world needs more skeezers." LMAO!!! Soooo true. We do need more skeezers in this world

I gotta disagree about Rakim. I've been waiting on this "comeback" album for a long time.

Good stuff

L. Renee' said...

Hey 12Kyle

I love New Edition! I was the one LL was talking about with the button on my sleeve. LOL
I went to see them in concert this past summer and had the best time ever! Not only did they put an incredible show but they looked great too! I felt like I was 16 again for those short 3 hours.

But I have to say K-ci and Jo Jo need to hang it up. They were horrible.

I am a fan of Janets but it's time to let it go.

I would love to Shai back on the scene. Those brothers could sing.

Trish said...

Please come back...

MC LYTE
Yo-Yo
Queen Latifah
SWV
Eric Benet
Dave Chapelle
Adina Howard
Miki Howard
Blackstreet
Guy

Dont do it...

Hillary Clinton
John McCain (Ole Man River !!)
Montel Jordan
Dr. Dre's ex-wife with the minnie mouse voice?

12kyle said...

@ LRenee
NE puts on a SHOW!!! They definitely make you feel young again.

Did Shai ever do anything after that 1st cd?

@ Trish
Mannnnn, I'd love to see Guy come back.

Dre's ex wife is Miche'le

Queen of My Castle said...

LMAO @ Bobby being the King. Whitney should have been pimp slapped for the comment. I wonder if she still feels that way being that she is his old Tenderonie that got left at the Heartbreak Hotel.

Sit Yo Arse Down List

Kells-I heart R. Kelly's music, but dude is on some other ish right now

Mariah- No one understands all that damn mumbling

Janet- Can this chick sing in a voice other than a whisper?

Ron Isley- That last CD pissed me off

prettyparker said...

Should:

Please don't throw stuff at me when I say Destiny's Child was hot as a group. I'd love just one more album from them.

Sinbad was the funniest man back in the day.


Shouldn't:

If Lauryn Hill continues to wear red & blue clown makeup I'm going to insist she stays gone.

Foxxy Brown - lost whatever remote sense of sexy and talent she had about three court appearances ago.

Rezidl said...

NEED THAT:

Sade...my love for you is stronger than pride.

D'Angelo...hope you get clean; you have that Jimmy Hendrix effect...

Maxwell...my wife loves you, ergo, I must.

Jesus...come on back now, bruh. Times are bad.

The Wire...how can you kill-off arguably the best show on cable TV?

Michael Vick....hope you come back and win the Superbowl MVP on dey azz...

KICK ROCKS:
Janet Jackson...until she learns that she's 40+ and should be wearing clothes and catering to a more mature audience. And stop toying with Jermaine Dupree's emotions.

Jesse Jackson...we got it now, don't feel bad. You help lead us this far..I think.

Eddie Murphy...need a different character voice. Every character sounds like the Klumps....not the same after Boomerang.

Ricky Williams (Miami Dolphins)...you blew your shot at greatness.

Celebutants...Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan and anyone else who keeps invading my media space without doing shyt and not being attractive!

Michael Eric Dyson (cultural critic)....not sure who made you the elder voice of my generation or who told you that the psuedo rap thing you do is cool. It's not! It's foolish.

Roy Jones (boxer)...Loved your skills in your prime, but it's time to hang-up the gloves. It's okay. We all had to do it one time in our lives.

Phil Mickelson (golfer)...give it up; you'll NEVER catch Tiger Woods. Your legacy will be just that...LOL

Opinionated Diva said...

I'm not sure about an NE comeback. I saw them perform an ole fave, "I don't love her...I try to tell myself, but you can see it in my eyes!!!"

Of course I know all the dance steps...but anyway...when i saw them do that ONE number they were sweating like the concert was done already! I've been luvin 'em since I used to request their videos on Hot Trax way back in the day, so I'd most likely support them - but it might be time to let go.

I'd love to see Maxwell make a comeback.

If Lauryn could get her shyt together, I would LOVE to see her back as well.

12kyle said...

@ Queen
You know...and I know...the Bobby IS the King of R&B! LMAO!!! You're right. She should have been slapped.

Ditto to RKellz. Why is he not in jail?

*sigh* Janet is done. She's still fine but she's done. LOL

Isn't Mr. Biggs in jail?

@ PrettyParker
If DC doesn't get back together, how are those other 2 chicks gonna survive? LOL

It hurt me to see Ms Hill looking like Homie D Clown. Damn!

@ Rezidl
Ditto on Jesus. We need you RIGHT NOW!

You know how I feel about a comeback for The Wire. I feel like a fiend right now. I've reverted to watching the 1st season again.

I'd love to see Vick comeback in a major way. I hope its here in Atlanta but I doubt it. If you're reading this Mike Vick...keep ya head up playa. And don't drop the soap. lol

Yeah. Jesse can beat it. He can take Rev Al with him, too!

Good list, son!

Rezidl said...

...for those missing Mike Archer AKA D'Angelo, ironically Allhiphop.com ran a piece on him today...

http://allhiphop.com/stories/alternatives/archive/2008/03/27/19537615.aspx

mlinz said...

This nut said JESUS. LOL!!!
But that is SOOO true.

What about H-Town? Remember them?

I can't believe that I haven't seen Goodie Mob listed. Come on guys.

I agree Lauryn Hill, SWV, MC Lyte, and Queen.

Sports my vote...Willie Jefferies.


Boys II Men just released a "new" cd at the end of last year.

12kyle said...

@ OD
They were prolly sweatin b/c they are old and are still tryin to do those same moves.

Did Maxwell fall off the face of the earth or what?

@ Rezidl
Thanks for the scoop on D'Angelo. I'm a fan. I read the article. It's been 8 years? Wow!

@ mlinz
I heard that Goodie Mob is in the studio

I'd love to see Willie J make a comeback. But only in the Garnet and Blue

Queen of My Castle said...

MLINZ...I don't think H-Town will get back together. One of the twins died in a car accident. Their last CD was pure FIYYAHHHH!!! I could be biased though because they are from Houston. LOL


@Kyle...Yeah, I think he's in jail, but hell, that didn't stop Shyne and Ol Dirty B from making hits behind the bars! LOL

Jewells said...

I'd like to see the late 80's early 90's come back.

And the 2000's need to sit down...even though I'm diggin Rick Ross.

The F$%K it List said...

Come backs:

N.E
Buju Banton
Carl Thomas

Stay Back:
Lauryn Hill, I saw her perform after that live album and she was a wreck and clearly it hasn't gotten better. She needs to get therapy.

Missy Elliot NO NO NO! Its old and tired now.

Souljah Boy I agree should just fade to black.

Beyonce: She needs to do a lil Relax, Relate, Release and give her fans a minute to breathe. There is a such thing as overkill.

Kelly Rowland: Poor thing you put the album out three times and nothing happen. Go on vacation and pray for Destiny's Child reunion.

The Jaded NYer said...

who should come back?

Craig Mack- he had such potential, but P. Diddy (or whatever he's calling himself these days) was too busy sucking Biggie's d*ck to really get him out there... and sure, he's hideous, but so is Jay-Z and people still love him...

who shouldn't?

all of the R&B groups from the 80s and 90s... I love those mo-fos too, but they belong in another time and place and it's not here and now... it would be like bringing dinosaurs to chill in Central Park...

Tabu said...

lol @ hammer.

I would love to see the beggar come back all the way back that is, Keith Sweat & Lauren Hill. I would also like to hear more of aaron hall.

I am with you on Micheal Jackson laying it down, all the songs are starting to sound alike. Same Goes for R Kelly.

Rezidl said...

F$%K it List...I'm with you on Beyonce....do an Anita Baker and just go live life a little. I don't need to see your face on my cereal box, my ipod AND my gas card....it doesn't mean you aren't one of the best performers ever...cause you are....just get lost.

It's like being attracted to the finest woman and then meeting her and she ends up wanting to spend every waking minute under your nose....shyt get lost for a second and let me miss you a bit.

swag_ambassador said...

*wipes my feet at the door*.. first time steppin in. preciate the holla on da page!

comeback?

another bad creation! all grown up! LOL come out wit aisha 2008..
or the boys.. just change the name to the crew, or the dudes.. lol.. on a serious tip he aint really left but an eminem album would do. no matter what people say he still got bars.

who needs to fall back?
im tired of akon.

Who needs more recognition: little brother, darien brockington

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

SIT IT DOWN LIST

jay-z (is he gonna rap until he's 50? besides, he "retired" once already...au revoir!)

beyonce (at least for 2 years so we can miss her. with albums, re-releases of the albums, tours, cell phones, house of dereon-children's clothes, prom dresses, class rings, etc.....pretty soon she'll be peddling house of dereon toilet tissue...over exposure much?)

mariah carey (or please evolve your sound and look. i really need you to stop wearing too small clothes from the 90's and butterflies everywhere like your 12...you're about 38...please stop)

bobby brown (look, i love him for entertainment purposes....but gone are the days of tenderoni. it will never be the same...give up the ghost.


COME BACK TO ME LIST

maxwell
floetry
d'angelo
whitney houston ( i might be wishing on a star...but she had such a talent....maybe she can stop smoking, take oxygen treatments, re-construct her vocal cords and come back like a tiger.....ok, it's a dream, but i wish)

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

dang it, i was thinking only about music...

SIT IT DOWN PLEASE LIST

kim kardashian
flavor flav


COME BACK TO ME LIST

ditto 10x for dave chappelle
tony, toni, tone/raphael saadiq

@ eb,
mint just released a single so they're on their way back (YAY!).

carl just released last summer so i doubt he'll release for a minute

blackstreet had some crazy stuff going on with some of the members...but teddy sure rocked it on hip-hop honors last year!

i don't think lucy pearl/en vogue will ever get it together with all of their member issues either.

Miss Mika said...

*whew*
Just thinking of all the folks that need to call it quits...

I will keep it brief though :)

Should come back:

Mint Condition (I still love them to this day)

Alexander O'Neal (when he is clean and sobered up)

Brett Farve (Just one more season.)

Those that should exit, stage left and NEVER come back:

Kwame Kilpatrick (that's a darn shame)

Wendy Williams (I am so sick of her!)

Flava Flav (with rapping and that darn "reality" TV show. Let him find love already!)

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

@ swag ambassador...

um, another bad creation IS BACK!!! check them out...well, they're trying...and it's a whole lotta SMH....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3kRb2u_W5U

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

@ mizrepresent...B2M just released that wacky motown album in november....smh. they do need to come back with their own stuff...but after this album, who knows when that will be

12kyle said...

@ Queen
LOL @ you. I guess you're right. Personally, I think it's sad that he's locked up. Let him out so he can to 10 more albums! LOL

@ Jewells
The late 80s and early 90s were the shyt! Especially in hip hop

@ The F$%K it List
I really think Lauryn suffers from depression.

LMAO @ Kelly Roland. That is sooo true

@ Jaded NYer
You are hilarious!!! Craig Mack? That's funny. I dunno how good Craig Mack was. But you may have a point.

@ Tabu
It's time for Mike to hang it up. Can you believe its been 25 years since he released Thriller?

@ Rezidl
Good analogy, bruh

@ swag_ambassador
Welcome to the 12th Planet, bruh. Thanks for coming thru.

I agree. An Eminem cd is much needed in the game right now. Also, good call on Darien Brockington. Very talented and underrated. Can't wait for the new Roots cd to come out, too!

@ PCD
"Can't leave rap alone the game needs me." Jay Z
LOL
Ditto for Whitney
btw...thanks for updating us!

@ Mika
I was with you all the way until you said Favre. I think he's doing the right thing. He had a great year last year but it's time to move on. Good list!

@ PCD
Boys II Men (shaking my head) damn...what happened??

Everybody who has posted has had some great suggestions.
*internet pound*

Rezidl said...

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For your troubles, here's a few more to add to the "get the hell on" list:

Doug E. Fresh....Loved you...Loved you growing up....But give your jaws a rest.

Halley Berry....for once, believe in yourself. Until then, stop searching for love. Love yourself for about two days.

Sylvester Stallone....dude, you got caught with steroids and your are 70 yrs old....who you trying to be Jack Lalane?

Nukkas still trying to commit federal offenses....oh, really, you don't think you'll get caught...uh, huh.

Brad said...

Come back:
Martin show, Can anybody deny the historic levels of comedy that show reached?

Black sitcoms in general. Outside of the CW there are NONE on T.V.

Please go.
Crack cocaine: It's time has come and gone. You had a good run little rock but right now.......Crack is Wack.

HIV. No need to elborate.

MsPuddin said...

I said it before and I’ll say again, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. Yeah New Edition needs to sit down somewhere, I’d rather see the Temptations make a comeback than them…

I really want Whitney to make a comeback! I want to dance with somebody b*tch!

eb- I heard Toni is fighting cancer right now...

TravelDiva said...

LOL on the posts.

Comeback - N.E., Jodeci, D'Angelo, Maxwell, the Fugees, En Vogue, Dru Hill

No comeback - 50 cent

I think MJ should do Vegas, like Celine Dion. I would go and see him if I was in Vegas. That would be a great show. I'm addicted to the XM Thriller station.

dejanae said...

sade
celine dion
toni braxton
d'angelo
fugees
zhane
floetry version 1.0

The F$%K it List said...

12kyle, Uhmm Yeah L.Hill is past depression she is ready to take a ride on the crazy train. She needs to get some help and leave that damn Rohan alone!

@PCD: I don't know about Whit Whit coming back, after all the dramz with Bobby brown and then Ray J its going to be hard for me to take her seriously

Please exit left:
Boys with their jeans belted at the thigh.. To you I say "GOOD DAY SIR"

Still_Pocahontaz said...

Should come back:
LAUREN HILL
Shai
Silk
Guy

I don’t have any shouldn’t come backs except for maybe Milli Vanilli..LMAO

eclectik said...

YO
What about the New Edition Movie?
New Edition Movie

I wouldn't Mind Seeing Today back together.

e.

12kyle said...

@ Rezidl
You don't like Doug E Fresh? And you call ya self an American? LOL. Doug is gonna keep beat boxin' as long as the checks keep comin in.

@ Brad
I would LOVE to see Martin comeback

@ MsP
"New Edition needs to sit down somewhere, I’d rather see the Temptations make a comeback than them…"
That's coooold blooded!! LOL

@ dejanae
What the hell happened to Zhane??

@ TravelDiva
OMG!! Is the Thriller station on XM hot or what? It's gonna end on Monday but I've enjoyed it. It makes you remember how many hits Michael Jackson had.

@ The F$%K it List
Rohan must have a spell on her. How many kids did they have together? I've lost count.

@ Poca
If Milli comes back...you bring the shotgun...and I'll get the shells. haaaaa

@ e
Today had talent. They came and went so fast

Mizrepresent said...

@Poca - i would love to see Silk come back. Saw their lead singer in concert about a year ago and that brother can still blow...great music.

-love me some Mint Condition (but see i don't think they ever went away, they are like Maze and Frankie Bev...timeless)

@PCD - I didn't hear that Boyz to Men album, they need to stop trying to be young with their nearing 40 azzes and just go ahead and do some that ole skool R&B Soul music, that's what's up.

You may have never heard of them, but i loved, LOVED this group call SOLO - man they were singing that ole skool stuff, okay, they made that song "Where do you want me to put it?"...y'all remember that? Anyway, i loved their debut cd, and their second cd wasn't bad, but they were trying to get into the hip hop market and then they vanished.

Chico Debarge - man i loved this dudes debut album...he needs to stick with what he knows and bring that ish back.

@kyle - I just think they would do better doing the ole skool circuit...cuz their music is cool, and they can always do their old hits, but they aint' really got the voices, to do nothing really hot for today...and ya'll know Johnny looking suspicious.

-Bring back En Vogue - the best singing DIVA's in the world.

The F$%K it List said...

4 kids together and one on the way! I can't believe she is having another one, see I told you first class ticket on the crazy train.

What is it with these Marley men they get you all wrapped up in them that you can't break away

TravelDiva said...

The thriller station ends on monday? CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't know that.