Us Versus Them Public Service Announcement: No More Man-on-Man R&B Duets


This is a topic that has been bothering me for quite some time. The Man on Man action between these R&B stars. I mean, what makes Usher and R. Kelly think they can get away with this sh*t? R&B is already teetering on the fringe of utter bitchiness as is, so why double the trouble with a song with two men on it? Furthermore, if you poll most R&B fans, they already figure that all yall are either A. gay or B. freaky enough to do some gay sh*t, so why jump on a song with another suspect man.


We let the Rapper/R&B singer duet slide (sometimes that gets carried away too), but unless you’re in a group, I don’t want to hear call and response from two homo-thugs with lip gloss in their hair and texturizer on their lips (and no that was not a dyslexic moment, I meant it how I wrote it)

“Same girl, same girl…. I met her in Atlantaaaaaaa, I met her in Chicagooooooo” (aRa and Usher making me uncomfortable on)

F*cking horrible. And that goes for all Akon/T-Pain songs and that god awful “Umbrella” Remix by Rihanna with Chris Brown, too (which I know is different, but I don’t care, same category). Again, I like the song, well, the original version (though I still say Rihanna can’t dance), and I enjoy Chris Brown generally, but I don’t need to hear you singing in the same key as a young nubile woman.. just a-skretchin, and a-stretchin for them high notes in that upper register… “Come into meeeeeeeeee” Listen to that sh*t, it’s just awful!

And now that I think about it Usher is a 2 time offender! After reading this clairvoyant post, a loyal UvT reader in NYC reminded me of that Ice Box (remix) Usher did with Omarion.. TERRIBLE!!!!

No no no, and like Puff, I don’t want NO INTERJECTIONS! The shit just isn’t acceptable. It’s bad enough we have to put up with boy bands as is, but this stuff just has to stop. Here is a list of cats who absolutely cannot sing on the same track:

Chris Brown, Craig David, Brian McKnight, All of Dru Hill and their known associates, R. Kelly, Usher, Ne-yo, Lloyd, Justin Timberlake, Bobby Valentino, Mario, Omarion, T-Pain (especially not T-Pain’s fruity arse), Akon, the Rza, the Gza, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon the Chef, U-God, Ghost Face Killer and the Method.

Nan one of yall can do a duet with any other person on the list, that is, unless Jacko gets a “We Are the World- USA for Africa Part Duex” with half the “artists” rapping their parts. I won’t even allow another Black Men United “You will know”.

(yeah boy, that’s diggin in some crates) and I don’t care what the cause is, because if I’m not mistaken, that was a Tevin Campbell brainchild and we haven’t heard from that fool since he got caught messin with that MALE prostitute. Cats have officially lost their duet and philanthropic privileges. That’s it. And that’s the bottom line cuz Lake said so!

– Lizzake the all powerful

3 Responses to “Us Versus Them Public Service Announcement: No More Man-on-Man R&B Duets”

  1. MC WHEELS Says:

    Man, Did you drink too much Haterade when you wrote this so-called column? Or is it just the green-eyed monster known as jealousy that crawled up your ass and died? I mean, really dawg. What the hell is up with all this hating? I really dislike brothas like you. Just cause you can’t carry a tune, don’t get mad at the people who can.

  2. Lake Arlington Says: want to hear men sing to each other on slow and sensitive R and B tracks?

  3. Homo Erectus lives… « Us Versus Them Says:

    […] Erectus lives… I done told you fools about these soft R&B man-on-man duets. I can say the same for this Lil Bow Wow loves Omarion combination, but I think their album cover […]

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