Bell Biv DeVoe
Crude or Profane Language
Drug and Alcohol Content
Other Negative Elements
The father of an illegitimate child steps forth to take responsibility on "The Situation." "Show Me the Way" is an anti-crack song, but the message loses its meaning amid tunes promoting marijuana use ("Nickel," "Hootie Mack").
"Lost in the Moment" and "Something in Your Eyes" epitomize an animalistic lack of self-control ("I'll take you to the peak and make you wanna scream"). Raunchy tunes, including "Ghetto Booty," demean women by portraying them as sex objects. On "From the Back," DeVoe describes sodomizing his "ho" (whore).
Hootie Mack is saturated with profanity and sexual street slang. The few marginally positive elements on the disc in no way warrant wading through the rest of it.