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Cheri Dennis’ ‘Ooh Ooh’ Has Us Saying ‘Uh Oh’

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With Cheri Dennis' "Portrait Of Love" getting quickly played out, it's high time for a new single from In and Out of Love, and Bad Boy has decided to release the slow jam "Ooh Ooh" next. Was this a wise move, or a bad Diddy decision? Well, two of your friendly SoulBounce Editors decided to listen to the song simultaneously and share their thoughts on it over an instant message conversation. Listen to the track below, then read Butta and ill Mami's hilarious and frank two cents.
 

Cheri Dennis: "Ooh Ooh"

ill Mami: She sounds like she's in a bit of pain at the beginning.

Butta: She sure does...but not as much pain as I'm in listening.
 
ill Mami: Getting a bit better.
 
Butta: Until she got to the chorus.
 
ill Mami: I was just about to say that! This chorus had me crying "ooh!"

Butta: It's not horrible, but it's not really a good look for her third single. She's trying to sell this album, right?

ill Mami: She's attempting that breathy singing that Aaliyah used to do, but it's not working for her.

Butta: Not in the least, and she is actually a good singer.

ill Mami: The bridge is a bit of an improvement, but still underwhelming.

Butta: It's like I'll like this song for 10 seconds, then hate it for 30.

ill Mami:
This song could possibly work as single if it's pushed hard enough and
the video has rain falling, fireplaces, and an oiled-up paramour. Very
forgettable, I'm afraid.
 
Butta: It's thisclose to being a listenable song, but there's something majorly off about it.
 
ill Mami: Yeah, like how there's something just off about Pepa's new nose.
 
Butta: Girl, you bout to make me spit out my Deer Park. You know bottled water is expensive!

ill Mami: You mean expensive tap water. LOL

Butta: RIGHT! So any final thoughts on this latest attempt by Cheri Dennis at relevance?

ill Mami: I think I would only make it relevant by entering this into text.
 
Butta: She was so freaking close with "Portrait Of Love," but this was a big-time disappointment.

ill Mami: Yeah, I know. She should seriously start looking for a new label.
 
Butta
: Really and truly. It's like we waited so long for THIS?

ill Mami: This song sounded like a bad attempt at some producer trying to recreate a Faith song they heard from their youth.
 
Butta: Bingo!

ill Mami: Now all that damn ooh-ing is in my head. Damn! Damn! Damn! But maybe that's the point.
 
Butta: Yeah, this has ear-worm potential.
 
ill Mami: Kind of like those ads for KFC where only kids could hear the high-pitched tone.
 
Butta: This will be all over the urban quiet storms in the next few weeks.
 
ill Mami: I know that's right. Thank God for Pandora so that I don't have to be subjected to Trey or Omarion or whoever else whining about teenaged love.
 
Butta: Hello! And with Cheri Dennis being a grown-A woman, she shouldn't be whining about it either!

ill Mami: This song makes me wish for circa-1988 slow jams tho': Keith Sweat (His Whineness), Guy, LeVert ("Pop, Pop, Pop").

Butta: Ah yes, the good old days.

ill Mami: "I Like."

Butta: Yeah, girl. I have that joint on TAPE.
 
ill Mami: I still have my "Slow Jams" extended mix on tape. You remember the black Maxwell 90-minute jump-offs?
 
Butta: Heck yeah! So would we add "Ooh Ooh" to any slow jam tapes...um, playlists?
 
ill Mami: No-ooh-ooh.


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9 Responses

  1. The chorus might be silly, but I don't think it's that bad.

  2. OMG I knew Butta was a fool, but I hate illMami and don't even know her. I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooo mad she brought up Pepa's "off" nose. My girlfriend and I have been talking about her nose all season.
    Notice I haven't mentioned the song. *sigh* I'm speechless. I feel sorry for the kids who actually think this is music.

  3. ill Mami: This song sounded like a bad attempt at some producer trying to recreate a Faith song they heard from their youth.
    Dude as I was listening to her CD all I could think was "I've heard this song before". It's like they dug into the old crates of Bad Boy and just reused every beat. I swear one of the songs was an old 112 song.

  4. I'm not close to being up on slow jam R&B these days., but I had the same thought of "this has been done before"
    If this was a rap single I would drive myself crazy trying to trace down the original.
    But for this I can't be bothered -- Prediction
    Quiet Storm single for about 3 months and then quickly forgotten when "hopefully" a new album is about to be completed and with the lead single therefore making this track forgettable
    And I don't get the ear worm effect.. I forget this track about 10 secs after it was off.

  5. Portrait Of Love is that work. Sounds like something out of Vanity's playbook. I was pleased.
    But this "Ooh" joint sounds like she's singing from her sinuses. Skrippers gonna scoop up mad $1's off of this though.

  6. It took a few listens for "Portrait of Love" to grow on me but it is the business minus those wack raps, that is.

  7. i still like Portrait of Love but listen to the album wanting so much more
    if you're looking for the next hot r&B singer check this kid shaun h. mykals out...http://www.myspace.com/shaunmykals
    he got the look and the sound for all those that miss your mommas sat. morning cleaning muzic and the sat night make up muzic...

  8. I like it. I'm getting some "Kima Keisha &Pam" vibes. Take that, take that! lol

  9. I don't even know why Bad Boy don't give her a show.DK can't even name a Total or a member from Total or even a dang bad boy song!It sad.Poor Cheri.It does sound like some 112.Cheri is too loyal, I need a tell all book from her.I know something is up at BB lol.



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