this is a holy week for all of us r&b heads. we mark the birth of holy angel empress of maryland toni braxton!
i looooooved whitney houston, but i became a member of a stan club for the first time in 1993 when toni dropped her debut album. i don’t remember ever seeing an r&b singer look so fly and growl all over tracks the way toni did before. she even released a visual album (10 years before bey)on vhs that i still have in my apartment. i was immediately hooked and she’s been taking over my life ever since.
to mark this momentous occasion, i thought that a ‘best of toni braxton’ mixtape was in order. enjoy my faves here and let me know some deep cuts i may have missed!
happy toni braxton appreciation week!
you’re makin’ me high
he wasn’t man enough
take this ring
hit the freeway
candlelight (one of the best bridges in history)
how many ways
another sad love song
seven whole days
let it flow
love should’ve brought you home
i love me some him
just be a man about it
unbreak my heart