Face the facts, fam, this year’s Valentine’s Weekend activities are going to be decidedly low-key. You may love wifey to the fullest extent but the current state of the economy demands some belt tightening, some practical judgement. In prior years a lavish night on the town and luxurious gifts were par for the course, but 2009 will see a record number of couples keeping the festivities in the crib. Resourcefulness will be key.Â
There’s no doubt in my mind that half of you procrastinated anyway. But fear not, T.R.O.Y. got your back at the last minute. After curling up on the loveseat with your queen and peeping “Love & Basketball” on your Netflix Instant Queue, you’re going to need music to set the tone for the remainder of the evening. Verge already brought you a Valentine’s specific compilation of old school funk drops for such a purpose. Now I present the 90s RnB answer to your romantic/economic woes: The Valentine’s Stimulus.
With this compilation pulsating through the hi-fi and reverberating through the low-lit living room, you’re golden. Pour out the Moet, turn up the gas fireplace and get to whispering those sweet nasty nothings. The mix starts out super mellow melodic and ends on a faster paced note just in time for the proceeding to take a turn for the athletic. Thank us later.
Shout outs to Dolph Lunggren, Gyangsta 4 Life, and Bongloid for their contributions.
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Adriana Evans ft. Phife “Never Say Goodbye”
Faith Evans “You Used To Love Me” (Ummah Mix)
Mint Condition “Let Me Be The One” (Ummah Radio Mix)
J. Quest ft. Pudgee The Phat Bastard “Anything” (Jeep Mix)
Xscape “Just Kickin’ It” (Remix)
D’Angelo ft. Def Squad “Those Dreamin’ Eyes Of Mine” (Remix)
Zhane “This Song Is For You”
Mokenstef ft. Grand Puba “He’s Mine” (Remix)
Mary J. Blige “Sweet Thing” (Mark Spark Remix)
702 “Steelo” (Remix)
Joya “I Like What You’re Doing To Me”
Gina Thompson ft. Raekwon & Craig Mack “The Things That You Do” (Darkchild Remix)
Oran Juice Jones ft. Camp-Lo “Poppin That Fly” (Clark Kent Remix)
Also check out our first smash hit 90s RnB compilation 30 & Good while you’re at it. — Thun