Hey, any excuse to talk about these two acts, right? Luckily for Brandy, she has an eagerly-awaited album right around the corner. Total, not so much, but our memories of them are precious. In today's Battle of the Beats, we have two rounds that will leave you shaking your fists in frustration. First up is the easy, obvious choice--"What About Us." For Total, it was a huge record. It was their first collab with Missy and Timbaland and arguably their
only biggest hit after their self-titled debut. For Brandy, it more or less signaled the arrival of her third release but didn't compare to the album's title track and follow up single. For me, Total wins this round, if only because they had both Timbaland and Missy in their corner when the two of them were at their prime. However, as you will see after the bounce, when the "Wonder Twins" began to work on projects separately, the answer isn't as cut and dry.
Total: "What About Us?"
Brandy: "What About Us?"
Total: "I Tried" [Explicit]
Brandy: "I Tried"