Somewhere between the way yesterday ended and today, I'm feeling a new sense of direction, or better yet, a sense of rejuvenation. Wait, let me put it this way, a sista is getting her groove back, but unlike Stella, this smooth groove didn't come from the Caribbean. Instead, I have Mr. Christopher Williams to thank for my renewed stride and subtle confidence.
Christopher Williams (born Troy Christopher Williams on August 22, 1967, in The Bronx, New York, U.S.) is an American R&B singer and actor. Williams, who emerged during the late 1980s as a recording artist for Geffen Records, has scored many hit singles, notably "Promises, Promises" (1989), "Talk to Myself" (1989), and "Every Little Thing U Do" (1993). The single "I'm Dreamin'" (1991), from the New Jack City soundtrack, became a #1 single on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks charts. After a six-year hiatus from recording music, he returned to the music scene with Real Men Do on the indie label Renegade, in 2001. It received a glowing, flattering review in Ebony Magazine that summer.
In between solo pursuits, he has been a contributor to Alex Bugnon's "As Promised," with a jazzed up version of Mary J. Blige's "All That I Can Say"; featured on "In Your World" with Twista & The Speedknot Mobstas, a very up-tempo track on the soundtrack of "Doctor Dolittle"; and on the Cafe Soul All-Stars CD with a single titled "Used To Be." Although he has been considered "out of the game" by some, there are numerous artists from several genres who give full credit to him for writing lyrics, performing, producing, editing, collaborating, and simply "doing a favor for a friend." In 2005, it was reported that Williams died of an unknown illness, but this ended up just an Internet hoax.
See with the music of Christopher, I'm remembering the innocence of my youth, enjoying daydreaming back to the sweet memories when I first heard his voice coming through the radio. The year was 1989 and I was a wannabe grown girl, trying to hit the "OOOOOOOOOOO" notes in this song right along with him. Not to mention, this dude was (and still is) FINE! But now, instead of being a young girl making promises, promises that I don't keep, I'm feeling the need to attack my life with a ferocity that's unknown. Shit, I'm approaching the BIG 3-0 and I really don't have time for the same silly game of procrastination. Now, don't wake me if I'm dreamin', but all I see is a future where every little thing I do is a step towards my true purpose in this crazy world.
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posted by Soulfull @ 10/18/2008 , ,