If satin had a sound, this would be it. Chrisette Michele AMAZES on this track. Lately the use of samples in music have signified laziness and a lack of creativity on the part of some of these artists, but this is definitely NOT the case here. The O’Jays’ “Stairway to Heaven” track was already certified smooth many years ago and Chrisette Michele breaks her vocals down, builds them back up and flips them over to it– seemingly with no effort. “A Couple of Forevers” is right up there with the excellence that Luther Vandross gave us when he covered a song. Do yourself a favor and check it out.
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“Sometimes you gotta lose to win again…” Check out “Lose to Win”, the new single and video from Fantasia. There is something about the “I’ve been hurt, but I’ll be alright” theme that works for Fantasia. On “Lose to Win”, Fantasia puts her powerful vocals over the classic Commodores track and creates another empowerment anthem for the ladies.
“Between the Sheets” is so heavily sampled in Hip-Hop and R&B because you just can’t get around how funky that groove is. It sounds as good today as it did almost 30 years ago. In essence: it’s dope. The song went to #3 on the R&B singles chart and helped The Isley Brothers get their first platinum album since 1978.
Among the numerous artists who have sampled this song are The Notorious B.I.G., Da Brat, Aaliyah, Jay-Z, Whitney Houston, Gwen Stefani and Tupac Shakur to name only a few.