Our associate D spent the better part of last week praising Faith Evans. No context was added, just random phone calls and text messages demanding that I find him more of her work.
But Faith Evans was on my “ignore this artist” list, for reasons I had forgotten. I ignored the request.
But this week I hear a remix of her song “Mesmerized” for the first time. The Freemasons Full Vocal Mix? It’s hot!
I don’t care that the song is a total rip-off of Company B’s “Fascinated”, it gets me moving all the same.
But why was I ignoring Miss Evans? Amazon dot com reminded me:
“Hailed as the First Lady of Sean Combs‘ Bad Boy label…”
Oh, hell no! She’s the widow!
I then remembered her awful contribution to Puff Daddy’s “tribute” to her husband, ruining the weakest link in The Police‘s music catalog. I wrote Faith Evans off at that point. Now, almost a decade later I’m finally considering an end to the fatwa.
Meanwhile D has never heard “Mesmerized”! What Faith Evans song got him excited? “Love Like This”, a pedestrian 1998 track he’s only heard of now!
This man has no taste!