The Fabulous Chico DeBarge of 1986

Today's Video SoulBounce was going to highlight Jay-Z's "Pray", but there's probably nothing we can add to that and this is so much more fun.

Look into Chico's eyes. What is he thinking?

A far cry from the bald, post-prisonal "No Guarantees" Chico DeBarge, this one from back in the day was EIGHTIES DOWN! I have no idea what I was doing back then, but "Talk to Me" so wasn't on my radar. It was, however, a Top 10 R&B hit back then so dude was on a path before those pesky drug charges. There's a real video for this and we'll be your best friend if you find it for us. In the meantime, we have the album cover and some squiggly Youtube effects.

So what do you think of the haircut and navel-baring top? We think it's rather fierce.


5 Responses

  1. Whatever, Nova. I used to like this song! I still stand by "Party All Time" as a great song BTW.
    I think "Talk To Me" is in my head now :-p

  2. Actually, I'm particularly interested in what they thought of this over at Oswald Penitentiary while he was there? You think Simon Adebisi had this album cover hanging on his wall in anticipation of Chico's arrival?

  3. WOW, I get my DeBarges mixed up, so I didn't know this was the SAME "No Guarantees" DeBarge dude, one of my fave tracks from Freshman year in college.

  4. @ Liz: Right. How does prison turn you from Sheena Easton into D'Angelo? LMAO!

  5. This was the cut ... my sis loved the DeBarges back in the day. I remember the video quite well, and even when he was on Soul Train. He could dance he whole lot better than his siblings, ha ha.