I really miss Jodeci (Oooh yeah). Back then Puffy was hungry, ready to take a $2 budget and create something that looks like it at least cost $100 to make. Now we live in an age where videos don't really air on video channels, thus a couple of quick dance moves over a fake back drop provided by the green screen will suffice for most viewers who will only look at videos for the first few seconds before they click on something else on YouTube anyway.
Puffy was probably too busy focusing on dodging Kim Porter, the LA Times
, and a couple of lawsuits to really put more thought into how to make sure his would be sequel to New Edition got the proper push off.
It's not that terrible, but it's still pretty forgettable. The one thing I really hate about the video is the words sprawling across the screen throughout the whole thing. If I needed to know the words that badly, I could have turned on closed captioning.
And poor Mike: They could have given him a bigger jacket. That jacket looks like it has him in a choke hold. Got him going to the hospital as soon as the video wrapped.
Let's hope the album is better.
The Cynical Ones.