What the heck happened to Amerie?

SunfadeSunfade 799 Posts
edited April 2013 in Strut Central
I really thought this girls career would extend way passed what it did. I still find myself revisiting that jam One Thing a lot. I wonder why she never came back with some more sample based heaters?

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  • toby.dtoby.d 254 Posts
    Ameriie breaks out of the box and explores new territory on her fifth album Cymatika, Vol. 1, which includes unorthodox topics ranging from ancient astronaut theory to androgyny to new world order mixed with elements of trance, electronic, house, heavy drums, and new wave.
    ???There???s a song about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah with extraterrestrials destroying them with nuclear weapons,??? explained the Georgetown grad of ???Sodom & G.??? ???I don???t feel like that???s really been done.???

  • rootlesscosmorootlesscosmo 12,848 Posts
    Amerie had the misfortune of having her biggest hit ("1 Thing") utterly overshadowed by the somewhat-similar-sounding but massively inferior Beyonce song "Crazy in Love," the latter being so heavily hyped/pushed/paid for that it still managed to drown out a song that dropped 2 yrs later. No one seems to have checked for her since.

    Plus her voice was kinda shit.

  • SIRUSSIRUS 2,554 Posts
    that press release isn't lying. can't say i've heard the dream sing about aliens destroying sodom and gomorrah.

    b/w

    what the heck happened to rich harrison?

  • SunfadeSunfade 799 Posts
    SIRUS said:
    that press release isn't lying. can't say i've heard the dream sing about aliens destroying sodom and gomorrah.

    b/w

    what the heck happened to rich harrison?

    Yeah that's the dude who made the beat right? I guess that is my real question.

  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    toby.d said:
    Ameriie breaks out of the box and explores new territory on her fifth album Cymatika, Vol. 1, which includes unorthodox topics ranging from ancient astronaut theory to androgyny to new world order mixed with elements of trance, electronic, house, heavy drums, and new wave.
    ???There???s a song about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah with extraterrestrials destroying them with nuclear weapons,??? explained the Georgetown grad of ???Sodom & G.??? ???I don???t feel like that???s really been done.???

    whoa.

  • soupsoup 69 Posts

  • rootlesscosmorootlesscosmo 12,848 Posts
    some of the worst dancing I've seen in a minnit....and yet I couldn't look away.

  • Hotsauce84Hotsauce84 8,450 Posts
    It took me a while to realize it wasn't a house of mirrors thing. Actually, I'm still not sure it isn't.

  • tripledoubletripledouble 7,636 Posts
    i feel like a dirty old man after watching that clip

    1thing is killer. i only ever heard maybe one other amerie song and thought it was ok

  • SunfadeSunfade 799 Posts
    My sister just caught me watching that...she thought it was porn...great

  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    "why don't we fall in love" >> "1 thing"

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Jonny_Paycheck said:
    "why don't we fall in love" >> "1 thing"

    Yes.

    And I'll add Can We Go and All I Need are good joints for a another producer driven pretty girl that evaporates after cats leave them.

    Add Ciara, Kelis, and countless of other disposable R&B artists.

  • her single "gotta work" is also very dope.

    i remember reading in an interview someplace her saying that she didn't like to do shows and was very particular about how and when she liked to work on music. this attitude is not really conducive to a healthy music career.

    peace, stein. . .

  • DJ_EnkiDJ_Enki 6,471 Posts
    youngEINSTEIN said:
    her single "gotta work" is also very dope.

    Yeah, that was my favorite one. I kinda dug her style back during that little run of hers.

    b/w

    Kind of a bug-out that she straight-up jacked Ultramagnetic on this one:


  • Hotsauce84Hotsauce84 8,450 Posts
    This reminds me that my question from '07 was never answered:

    What was sampled for Amerie's "Love's Off The Chain?"
    Supposedly it was left off the album due to sample clearance issues but Rich Harrison usually freaks common/known songs. Personally I think it's the Muppet Show theme.

    Also, who 'members this thread?

  • empanadamnempanadamn 1,462 Posts
    She too fine, but I had to stop following her on Twitter because she talked about God too much and posted pictures of herself dressing like an asshole / Jermaine Dupri / Bret Michaels. She got a tramp stamp of her name in hangul, too. :*(

    I'm gonna have to peep that sci-fi R&B though.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    soup said:

    Blap just for the Tennis steez.

    b/w


  • YemskyYemsky 632 Posts
    rootlesscosmo said:
    Amerie had the misfortune of having her biggest hit ("1 Thing") utterly overshadowed by the somewhat-similar-sounding but massively inferior Beyonce song "Crazy in Love," the latter being so heavily hyped/pushed/paid for that it still managed to drown out a song that dropped 2 yrs later.

    This was a clever dis.

  • bennyboybennyboy 538 Posts
    No love for this?


  • ppadilhappadilha 2,106 Posts
    bennyboy said:
    No love for this?


    I never thought I'd hear Tom Z?? sampled in a Club Banger.

  • DJ_EnkiDJ_Enki 6,471 Posts
    empanadamn said:
    posted pictures of herself dressing like an asshole / Jermaine Dupri / Bret Michaels.

    I can barely even wrap my mind around this. Amerie dressing like Bret Michaels? The fuck?

  • Big_ChanBig_Chan 5,088 Posts
    She should have learned to speak Korean fluently and moved to Seoul full time. She may have still had a career in K-POP.

  • DORDOR Two Ron Toe 9,873 Posts
    Herm said:


    Also, who 'members this thread?

    That thread is still a banger to this day.

  • empanadamnempanadamn 1,462 Posts
    DJ_Enki said:
    empanadamn said:
    posted pictures of herself dressing like an asshole / Jermaine Dupri / Bret Michaels.

    I can barely even wrap my mind around this. Amerie dressing like Bret Michaels? The fuck?

    It was a while back. I tried looking through her Twitter pix for them, but couldn't descend that far back. I think she looks great when she's been styled for a shoot, but these pictures were her left to her devices. She had some bedazzled headband, torn up, faded jeans, tinted gradient aviators, with a drapey vest top thing. A lot of effort put into looking like a grade A corn-ball. Keep it simple, stupid.

    This used to be my desktop for a while:


  • pknypkny 549 Posts
    I always thought this was slept on, nice use of Kool and the Gang's "Give it Up":


  • Hotsauce84Hotsauce84 8,450 Posts

  • GrandfatherGrandfather 2,303 Posts
    hell yeah, Kaytranada killin that remix
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