Although, I’ve never seen this performance, I’ve been down with NE from the start. I remembering going to the library to sign out this album in 1987. They were overshadowed by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie in the early 80’s. Only a few black acts got international coverage. But the talent came through by the time their self-titled sophomore album dropped in 1984. Once I heard that, I was in…. for life. It’s still a classic. “Popcorn Love” is off their first album “Candy Girl”. Here’s rare footage that was just cleared for release as a result of all the attention they’re getting from the pretty well done “New Edition Story” biopic produced by BET.
NE fans like me have waited a long time for this film and it was well worth the wait. And because of the attention it has garnered, all 6 members of New Edition are going back to the studio to record a new album with the architects of their best release, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. It just feels good when talent gets it’s due. Especially in this industry. I can’t wait for that album.