FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016 (6pm ET/3pm PT). In the 1990s they sold millions of records and produced an incredible playlist of hit songs — and more than two decades later they are still turning out the hits. While, R&B quintet Silk provided the soundtrack to a whole lot of baby-making, Adina Howard delivered a message of sexual liberation. In a special hour, they’ll share memories and music.
In 1993, R&B quintet Silk cooed melodically about licking you up and down — but only until you said stop. “Freak Me” rocketed to the top of the charts and was followed by a series of best-selling singles, including “If You”, “Meeting In My Bedroom”, and “Girl U For Me.” Now 23 years and 5 million albums later, the group that was discovered by Keith Sweat is back with their seventh studio LP and another hit single. The group’s original members — Timzo (Timothy Cameron), Jim (Jimmy Gates, Jr.), Big G (Gary Glenn), Lil G (Gary Jenkins) and John John (Johnathen Rasboro) — share how it all began and how they plan to make a new generation of fans “Lose Control.”
In 1995, Adina Howard burst onto the scene with her platinum-selling debut single “Freak Like Me.” It was something music fans hadn’t really experienced before: a sultry R&B singer who had no problem saying what she wanted any time of day. Her second album yielded another platinum seller: the Jamie Foxx duet, “T-Shirt & Panties.” Now, Adina wears many hats; she’s a wife and mother, a Cordon Bleu trained chef, and a public speaker. She independently released the single “Bad 4 Me,” which has a decidedly different sound than her previous hits. Adina drops by to talk to Dan and reflects on her journey so far… and what’s still to come.
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