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TrivialPursuit

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H.E.R. on S.N.L.

H.E.R. was the musical guest tonight with host Adele. Both songs were stellar. But the first, her new single, "Damage," immediately made my ears crop up. She sampled Herb Alpert's "Making Love In The Rain," produced by Jam & Lewis (and the original had vocals by Janet Jackson and Lisa Keith), from Herb's album Keep Your Eye On Me.

The video and single for "Damage" are out now: https://smarturl.it/xDamage
Here's the SNL performance: https://www.youtube.com/w...PwIWU3xzQ4
Here's Herb's song, for those that don't know it: https://www.youtube.com/w...LmIN6oy7xo

The 2nd song H.E.R. sang was called "Hold On." https://www.youtube.com/w...JbQiqrKN4c
SNL performance of "Hold On": https://www.youtube.com/w...Cxi5mZ94v4


Jimmy Kimmel performance of "Damage": https://www.youtube.com/w...mJJ_xLMvME

[Edited 10/28/20 19:56pm]

"eye donโ€™t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #1 posted 10/25/20 9:59am

JoeBala

Saw the ads Triv, but didnโ€™t watch yet. Iโ€™ll watch this week on Hulu. Pardon the pun, but I love HER.๐Ÿคฉ
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Reply #2 posted 10/25/20 11:02am

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Average talent. Subpar. Why didn't Adele perform? She's a fraud. Sold all those records but can't have an impressive LIVE performance. Must be nice using the privilage.
Eye wanna make Love to U,
2 times maybe 3,
If u want to go 4 or 5,
Baby that's alright with me,
eye will be your little baby,
eye can be your big strong man....
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Reply #3 posted 10/25/20 11:17am

CynicKill

inovio said:

Average talent. Subpar. Why didn't Adele perform? She's a fraud. Sold all those records but can't have an impressive LIVE performance. Must be nice using the privilage.

Is she THAT bad?

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Reply #4 posted 10/25/20 11:29am

JoeBala

CynicKill said:



inovio said:


Average talent. Subpar. Why didn't Adele perform? She's a fraud. Sold all those records but can't have an impressive LIVE performance. Must be nice using the privilage.

Is she THAT bad?


Who cares what he thinks.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฏ
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Reply #5 posted 10/25/20 1:46pm

inovio

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JoeBala said:

CynicKill said:



inovio said:


Average talent. Subpar. Why didn't Adele perform? She's a fraud. Sold all those records but can't have an impressive LIVE performance. Must be nice using the privilage.

Is she THAT bad?


Who cares what he thinks.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฏ


At least I know how to think. I don't care what you think either so that makes two of us.
Eye wanna make Love to U,
2 times maybe 3,
If u want to go 4 or 5,
Baby that's alright with me,
eye will be your little baby,
eye can be your big strong man....
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Reply #6 posted 10/25/20 1:47pm

inovio

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CynicKill said:



inovio said:


Average talent. Subpar. Why didn't Adele perform? She's a fraud. Sold all those records but can't have an impressive LIVE performance. Must be nice using the privilage.

Is she THAT bad?



https://youtu.be/1Cxi5mZ94v4
Eye wanna make Love to U,
2 times maybe 3,
If u want to go 4 or 5,
Baby that's alright with me,
eye will be your little baby,
eye can be your big strong man....
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Reply #7 posted 10/25/20 6:18pm

JoeBala

inovio said:

JoeBala said:


Who cares what he thinks.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฏ


At least I know how to think. I don't care what you think either so that makes two of us.


Was just joking, but Can you sing and play better?
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Reply #8 posted 10/25/20 10:33pm

TrivialPursuit

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JoeBala said:

inovio said:
[sliced for a prick comments]
Was just joking, but can you sing and play better?


No, they can't. It's a garbage comment and I count it as such. They'd probably say the same shit about Esparanza Spalding.

Back to H.E.R., she must be worth something in talent, since she paid tribute to Prince on that special. I forgot to mention that guitar she's playing is her own custom edition that's out there. I hope and trust we'll be seeing a lot more of her in the near and distant future.

By the way, to negative Nancy over there, Adele was the host, not the musical guest, but she did sing during one of the skits. Maybe if you took off your chastity belt, you could concentrate a little mo' betta.

"eye donโ€™t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #9 posted 10/26/20 12:27am

inovio

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TrivialPursuit said:



JoeBala said:


inovio said:
[sliced for a prick comments]

Was just joking, but can you sing and play better?


No, they can't. It's a garbage comment and I count it as such. They'd probably say the same shit about Esparanza Spalding.

Back to H.E.R., she must be worth something in talent, since she paid tribute to Prince on that special. I forgot to mention that guitar she's playing is her own custom edition that's out there. I hope and trust we'll be seeing a lot more of her in the near and distant future.

By the way, to negative Nancy over there, Adele was the host, not the musical guest, but she did sing during one of the skits. Maybe if you took off your chastity belt, you could concentrate a little mo' betta.

I don't have the mental energy to respond to this garbage in detail but I will say that the other artist that you named I don't know who that person is. I don't need to listen to their music but just from that person's name if that's the kind of music you listen to I feel sorry for you. people will buy anything even if it's a guitar from an artist who has no talent she has no vocal performance she's not even a performer so just stand there play a guitar in a seemingly live performance so go through that performance and tell me if it's really live and plugged in and asked for your favorite singer or should I say pseudo singer Adele again she did not sing live she's just another fraud in the music industry you probably like Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry all of them have stolen from African American music and they've gotten sued for it you can look that up.
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Eye wanna make Love to U,
2 times maybe 3,
If u want to go 4 or 5,
Baby that's alright with me,
eye will be your little baby,
eye can be your big strong man....
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Reply #10 posted 10/26/20 12:38am

inovio

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JoeBala said:

inovio said:



At least I know how to think. I don't care what you think either so that makes two of us.


Was just joking, but Can you sing and play better?
I don't have a sense of humor. Don't worry what I can do.
Eye wanna make Love to U,
2 times maybe 3,
If u want to go 4 or 5,
Baby that's alright with me,
eye will be your little baby,
eye can be your big strong man....
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Reply #11 posted 10/26/20 6:57am

JoeBala

Ok so your Idol Prince loved her, so she canโ€™t be a flash in the pan like you say.
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Reply #12 posted 10/26/20 7:00am

JoeBala

inovio said:

TrivialPursuit said:



JoeBala said:


inovio said:
[sliced for a prick comments]

Was just joking, but can you sing and play better?


No, they can't. It's a garbage comment and I count it as such. They'd probably say the same shit about Esparanza Spalding.

Back to H.E.R., she must be worth something in talent, since she paid tribute to Prince on that special. I forgot to mention that guitar she's playing is her own custom edition that's out there. I hope and trust we'll be seeing a lot more of her in the near and distant future.

By the way, to negative Nancy over there, Adele was the host, not the musical guest, but she did sing during one of the skits. Maybe if you took off your chastity belt, you could concentrate a little mo' betta.

I don't have the mental energy to respond to this garbage in detail but I will say that the other artist that you named I don't know who that person is. I don't need to listen to their music but just from that person's name if that's the kind of music you listen to I feel sorry for you. people will buy anything even if it's a guitar from an artist who has no talent she has no vocal performance she's not even a performer so just stand there play a guitar in a seemingly live performance so go through that performance and tell me if it's really live and plugged in and asked for your favorite singer or should I say pseudo singer Adele again she did not sing live she's just another fraud in the music industry you probably like Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry all of them have stolen from African American music and they've gotten sued for it you can look that up.
[Edited 10/26/20 0:37am]

Here we go again with the stolen music BS rap.๐Ÿคช๐Ÿค“๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคก
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Reply #13 posted 10/27/20 8:57am

Tontoman22

It was okay

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Reply #14 posted 10/27/20 10:01am

Empress

I like H.E.R. She has talent and I always enjoy watching her perform on tv.

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Reply #15 posted 10/27/20 11:32am

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I saw H.E.R. open for Badu last year, she was OK. Personally I have a hard time understanding what she is singing but people seemed to dig it. I liked that she integrated her guitar skills into the second performance. When I saw her live she did a take on the guitar solo from Purple Rain which was nice if not a bit confusing (she didn't sing the song, just did the guitar bit). I wouldn't buy her album personally but to each their own. Idk why but I always confuse her with SZA, equally disappointing live. Maybe its the initials.

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Reply #16 posted 10/28/20 1:17am

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Hadn't heard her before S.N.L., but both songs left me with the sense that there's a little Prince in her -- the melodies, the arrangements, the performance (however subdued). I even said as much to the person I was watching with -- not the kind of compliment I hand out often smile I liked her a lot.

[Edited 10/28/20 1:18am]

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Reply #17 posted 10/28/20 6:04am

JoeBala

dustoff said:

Hadn't heard her before S.N.L., but both songs left me with the sense that there's a little Prince in her -- the melodies, the arrangements, the performance (however subdued). I even said as much to the person I was watching with -- not the kind of compliment I hand out often smile I liked her a lot.

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Reply #18 posted 10/28/20 9:13am

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I saw her on a different show this year where little-known songwriters were auditioning songs for H.E.R. to record.


One of the songwriters on a different episode was actually a local girl.


Anyways, H.E.R. definitely name-checked Prince as a short-cut to describe a style or vibe she was going for in molding the song, as they get to make suggestions (co-write).

I haven't been knocked on my ass by H.E.R. quite yet but I did BUY her two new songs performed on SNL because it is at least closer to something I enjoy.

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Reply #19 posted 10/28/20 9:15am

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dustoff said:

Hadn't heard her before S.N.L., but both songs left me with the sense that there's a little Prince in her -- the melodies, the arrangements, the performance (however subdued). I even said as much to the person I was watching with -- not the kind of compliment I hand out often smile I liked her a lot.


H.E.R. second number reminded me more of "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" by D'Angelo than anything else, but everyone said that was a Prince tribute too.

So........ what song though? "Insatiable"?

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Reply #20 posted 10/28/20 10:05am

Zannaloaf

inovio said:

Average talent. Subpar. Why didn't Adele perform? She's a fraud. Sold all those records but can't have an impressive LIVE performance. Must be nice using the privilage.

she actually did. Making yourself look like a bit of a dolt.

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Reply #21 posted 10/28/20 12:14pm

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dustoff said:

Hadn't heard her before S.N.L., but both songs left me with the sense that there's a little Prince in her -- the melodies, the arrangements, the performance (however subdued). I even said as much to the person I was watching with -- not the kind of compliment I hand out often smile I liked her a lot.

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I feel nowadays because he is gone people just handing out compliments to people that don't deserve them
Eye wanna make Love to U,
2 times maybe 3,
If u want to go 4 or 5,
Baby that's alright with me,
eye will be your little baby,
eye can be your big strong man....
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Reply #22 posted 10/28/20 12:16pm

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StrangeButTrue said:

I saw H.E.R. open for Badu last year, she was OK. Personally I have a hard time understanding what she is singing but people seemed to dig it. I liked that she integrated her guitar skills into the second performance. When I saw her live she did a take on the guitar solo from Purple Rain which was nice if not a bit confusing (she didn't sing the song, just did the guitar bit). I wouldn't buy her album personally but to each their own. Idk why but I always confuse her with SZA, equally disappointing live. Maybe its the initials.

I think this generation has the new thing with slurring their words or just doing a pseudo performance and that's what everybody's paying for making these fraud musicians wealthy
Eye wanna make Love to U,
2 times maybe 3,
If u want to go 4 or 5,
Baby that's alright with me,
eye will be your little baby,
eye can be your big strong man....
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Reply #23 posted 10/28/20 12:19pm

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Zannaloaf said:



inovio said:


Average talent. Subpar. Why didn't Adele perform? She's a fraud. Sold all those records but can't have an impressive LIVE performance. Must be nice using the privilage.

she actually did. Making yourself look like a bit of a dolt.

you must be American I don't know those idioms. As if what you said mattered because it doesn't. If she did sing live where's the microphone idiot
Eye wanna make Love to U,
2 times maybe 3,
If u want to go 4 or 5,
Baby that's alright with me,
eye will be your little baby,
eye can be your big strong man....
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Reply #24 posted 10/28/20 7:56pm

TrivialPursuit

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Cinny said:

H.E.R. second number reminded me more of "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" by D'Angelo than anything else, but everyone said that was a Prince tribute too.

So........ what song though? "Insatiable"?


I don't think there has to be a specific song that every song has to sound like to be a tribute. She's not copying Prince song for song. I think you'd agree that no artist worth their salt would do that anyway.

I tend to think that artists who want to dip into that sauce always go for a classic like "Do Me, Baby," "Adore," or "International Lover" to try and nip at a little bit. H.E.R.'s song "Hold On" could be anywhere on that spectrum, if it's on it at all.

Besides, D'Angelo emulated Prince's style a lot, so if H.E.R. is emulating D, then...

"eye donโ€™t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #25 posted 10/28/20 9:46pm

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before her performance on SNL last week, I had MAYBE heard of the name "H.E.R." once or twice..

normally when the musical guest comes on SNL, that's when I go to the restroom or get a snack or whatever..

but once I saw this nubian musician - with actual musical talent & proficency

(which I NEVER presume in today's "pop music climate")

I was pleasantly surprised.

.

I may even double back & listen to the 2 (I believe?) albums she's released so far..

I'll see you tonight..
in ALL MY DREAMS..
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