R&B Sunday: Taral Hicks – “Silly”


I’m posting this weeks choice for R&B Sunday simply because we talked about it on episode 140 of the FROCAST.

I think it’s safe to assume the majority of us know Taral Hicks from her roles in either Belly or A Bronx Tale. What happened after those movies is where this song slides in. Taral was actually signed to Motown and dropped her debut album This Time in 1997. If you look at the ingredients, it’s kind of a mystery as to why this didn’t work (and before you say maybe she can’t sing, which I don’t agree with, that’s never stopped anyone from blowing up before). Her album had production from Missy, Teddy Riley, and Chad Hugo. The music video for “Silly” was directed by Hype Williams and is actually on TV IN the movie Belly. Somehow, all of that wasn’t enough for the album to resonate with pockets and that would be her only Motown release.