Saturday Open Thread |Quiet Storm Week

baby faceKennethBabyfaceEdmonds (born April 10, 1959) is an American R&B musician, singer–songwriter and record producer. He has written and produced over 26 No. 1 R&B hits throughout his career. He has won 11 Grammy Awards.

Edmonds was born on April 10, 1959, (some sources say 1958), in Indianapolis, Indiana,[1][2] to Marvin and Barbara Edmonds. Barbara was a production operator at a pharmaceutical plant. Edmonds, who is the fifth of six brothers (including future After 7 band members Melvin and Kevon Edmonds, the latter of whom went on to have a modestly successful solo career), attended North Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, and as a shy youth, wrote songs to express his emotions.[3] When he was in eighth grade, Edmonds’ father died of lung cancer, leaving his mother to raise her sons alone.[3] At this stage, Edmonds became determined to have a career in music.

Edmonds later played with funk performer Bootsy Collins, who tagged him “Babyface” because of his cute face while he was still a teen. He also performed in the group Manchild (which had a 1976 hit “Especially for You” with band member Daryl Simmons), as he was a guitarist for the band. Then, as a keyboardist in the light-funk and R&B group The Deele (which also included drummer Antonio “L.A.” Reid, with whom he would later form a successful writing and producing partnership).

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78 Responses to Saturday Open Thread |Quiet Storm Week

  1. Hey Chicas!

    I had to add my other boyfriend. Michael Rose with his sexy voice. Tu Tu Tweng! Love the accent. :)

  2. How do y’all like the playlist? I like it. Makes me happy. :)

  3. Ametia says:

    next song, SG2 “You Really Got a Hold on Me” -Smokey & Miracles

  4. rikyrah says:




    It’s True: Downton Abbey’s Sixth Season Will Be Its Last
    By Michael Ausiello / March 20 2015, 2:40 PM PDT

    Good news, Downton Abbey fans: You will not be subjected to Lady Mary’s nursing-home years. And the reason brings us to some bad news: The PBS phenom is going the way of Isis the dog.
    Multiple sources confirm to TVLine that Downton‘s upcoming sixth season will indeed be its last.

    • Ametia says:

      I know how you feel Rikyrah.

      I had a feeling it was endubg when Carson & Ms. Hughes were walking barefoot in the sand & water, and then he bought real estate for them.

      And then Tom Branson & Sybie leaving for Boston, they’re tying up loose ends for the wrap up.

  5. Hey 3Chics readers & commenters shoot me your favorite song or songs and lets see if I can add them for you. We like all music here. Liza, Yahtc, Ellihass what’s your favorite?

  6. Rikyrah, look who’s on the Playlist. My boyfriend, Dwight.

    …I’m a Thousand Miles From Nowhere


  7. Ametia says:

    My 2 favs



    I love the eye contact between FLOTUS & the girl; it just warms my heart, their connection with each other.

    • eliihass says:

      She sees them. She actually sees them and in ways most high profile people usually don’t. To her, they are real kids in need of real and tangible love and support. They aren’t photo opportunities for her. They matter more to her than sipping tea and dining with self-important leaders. And she makes this clear in the way she interacts with them, and the way she puts them ahead of hanging with the high and mighty.

      This is just one of the reasons I admire and respect her, and remain fiercely protective of her.

      • Ametia says:

        Spot on; FLOTUS’ visits and contact with folks are DELIBERATE.

        That’s why folks try to compare her with other First Ladies. It’s not possible.

        First Lady Michelle Obama is IN A LEAGUE OF HER OWN.

  8. Good morning, everyone!

    Check out our Music Playlist on the sidebar. You can listen as you browse and read. The sound is great. I have to figure out how many we can list at a time.

    *Dancing to Ethiopian Music Tefe Lali Kakaten*


    • Ametia says:

      So this is going to be the norm now, cops killing black unarmed MALE teenagers, one by one, by one?


  9. rikyrah says:

    Richard Prince @princeeditor
    #EmpireFinale for Season Expected to Reach 27 Million #EmpireFOX

  10. rikyrah says:

    Richard Prince @princeeditor
    Yosef ben-Jochannan (“Dr. Ben”) dies, one of last #Harlem activist-intellectuals of 20th century #BlackHistory #ase

  11. rikyrah says:

    Mr. NFTG @Kennymack1971
    Shorter POTUS: “Y’all know this holdup on Loretta Lynch getting an up or down vote is some bullshit yo”

  12. rikyrah says:

    Those who know Dannie from POU.

    Her mother passed away.

    Sending prayers and condolences Dannie to you and your family

  13. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

    Off to swim and run errands.

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