BabyFace: Genius in Progress
By Maximillian Muhammad
What a force this man has been in the way of Smokey Robinson, Bill Withers and the mighty Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie just to mention a few this Man is the writing energizer bunny just keeps on ticking with hits and memories. who else in R&B or pop can claim his heights. Michael Jackson has been huge for 3 decades but has worked with Face it wouldn't be out of place for Garth Brooks think of Eric Clapton and the Face produced Change the world? Face has recorded four albums three of which went multi-platinum and that's not including his own hits such as Whip Appeal, When can I see you again, for the cool in you, It's no crime, for the lover in you, every time I close my eyes just to name a few. he and partner La Reid share LaFace records home to TLC, Toni Braxton, Usher, Donnel Jones, OutKast, Gooodie Mob, A few good Men and more are coming.
Not mention some work with his Wife Traci at Yab Yum on acts such as Jon B. not to mention a film called Soul Food which Face is doing the music for he's pretty good in this area.Remember Boomerang, Waiting to Exhale, tracks on the Body Guard and Preachers Wife? not to mention writing for Michael Jackson, Madonna, BoyzIIMen, Tevin Campbell, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, Midnight Star, Shena Easton, Randy Crawford, Bobby Brown, BBD, The Boyz, After7,(a family thing) Patti Labelle, En Vogue, Mariah Carey, Color Me Badd among many, many, many, many, otherssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not to be forgotten his groups Manchild and The Deele before everything blew up. I've seen successful careers but who has hit as long with different sounds but basic timeless messages of Love as him? most great artists have 5 year runs this Guy is going close to 15. no matter who the artist or challenge this Man has the goods to deliver. on Guitar, keyboards, drums this man has a winning formula. gifted Musician and songwriter and not to mention a voice that has touched and struck nerves. could he be the Nat King Cole of our time? time will only tell but one thing is for sure this man called Face isn't letting anything keeping him from getting his. he has been a true alternative to music for over the last Decade and His Day is far from done.