New Video: ‘Knocking Off Your Heels’ – Pretty Ricky, H-Town, & Jodeci

Published: Friday 9th Sep 2011 by Rashad

Jojo may be singing about disasters these days, but you are about to witness one.  As has been making its rounds around the blog-o-sphere, a host of has-beens have joined forces to create what is certifiably a historic hot mess of a video.  Led by ‘Grind On Me’ group Pretty Ricky, the visual for ‘Knocking Off Your Heels’, said to be the lead single from their upcoming BlueStars 2 (due early 2012), features legendary R&B group Jodeci and 90s R&B bad boys H-Town.

While fans of all three groups have noticed their collective absences from charts and radio alike, view of this visual may concern and confirm that even more absence is yet to come.

Without further adieu…the late night special.

No to the Ma’am!  A Hot. Raging. Steamy. Used Pamper. Mess!

If ever there was proof needed of how bad the recession is, review of this video should lend confirmation.  For whomever put their piggy bank savings together and financed this foolishness was clearly ‘knocked off’ of something.  While the vocals were not nearly as difficult to deal with as the visual, it was the poetic lyrics that accompanied this Casio keyboard beat that made this disaster a trainwreck.

While we at TGJ generally give out A’s for effort, here’s hoping that the members of one of the groups learn to play more to their ‘strengths’ (as it is increasingly clear that music is not one of them).

Just when you thought Pretty Ricky had lived down enough embarrassments, they follow up with ‘Heels’.  Cue lights?

Your thoughts?

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  1. Dante September 9, 2011

    this would’ve worked in ’95. Nice vocals though.

  2. JazThatBoi September 9, 2011

    TGJ ya’ll are hilariousssssssss!!!!!!!!! from the commentary to the gif…too much. True the song is not the best and the video does not help. The vocals are not that bad at all. It coulda been a scream fest but i thought it was pretty legit. The harmonies were on point! But yea this will prolly be the last time I listen to this. #noshade

  3. oneday September 9, 2011

    its really not that bad

  4. tilis September 9, 2011

    This song is about 3-4 years old & pretty ICKY was not on it & the beat/video were differ — it’s still a hot f—-n’ mess though.

  5. IS†ANN4GAGA September 9, 2011

    Guess like we found Omarion’s D*** Daddy,or B*** buddy

  6. Anne September 9, 2011

    This is no Forever My Lady or Knockin Da Boots but I have seen and heard worse. Not as bad as I thought it would be based on the post description.

  7. something September 9, 2011

    Man what happened to to this group?

    Their first album was alright, it had some good songs on it.

    I thought their 2nd album was great, not one bad song on it and still enjoy it now.

    Then third album onwards they just went downhill. I don’t know if it was to do with Pleasure P leaving, but I have completely gone off them.

  8. tilis September 9, 2011

    @Something Since Pleasure P left, they have not been the same

  9. NICK September 9, 2011

    I can’t take this seriously., hahaha (I TRIED THO!)

  10. nice_gurl September 9, 2011

    The video wasn’t as bad as what the description said it would be. The harmonising and singing was good. Spectacular was terrible. It was alright.

  11. whatdamn September 9, 2011

    Damn the budget, the 90’s RnB dudes still outsang the RnB that’s out right now

  12. Tahj M. September 9, 2011

    DEAD ! At the gif

  13. Romeo September 9, 2011


  14. MONTE September 10, 2011


  15. eightiesbaby8030 formerly known as Holla September 10, 2011

    LMAO at that gif!!! Thanks TGJ I really needed that one!!

  16. Vegas girl September 10, 2011

    Wwwhhhyyy did this happen?? . Who . In. The. F*** wants any of those crusty dudes singing a hot damn thing about knocking anything off to them? Who is there target audience? . Who advised this collabo? All of jodeci was there, they don’t have anything better to do I guess ? Why?

    I couldn’t push past the visual to even begin to absorb the lyrics. No ma’am, no ma’am. Me no likey at all.

  17. eightiesbaby8030 formerly known as Holla September 10, 2011

    Wow! That was really bad. I’m speechless. On the bright side, I did catch a glimpse of my original baby daddy Mr. Dalvin!

  18. Bey Fan… September 10, 2011

    Too forced…..

    Good attempted to get back the old 90’s groove, but still a fail.

    And that many people dont need to be on a song talkin bout knockin off heels…

  19. Bey Fan… September 10, 2011

    Corrections ****

    Good attempt to get the old 90’s groove back, but still a fail

  20. LaQuanda September 10, 2011

    Lawd Chile! Two snaps! I cant with this mess tonight.

  21. Nique September 10, 2011

    TGJ went in a little too harshly on the song. The video was a hot boiling mess but the song was alright (minus thjat horrible rap verse). Pretty Ricky could’ve been left off.

  22. Lady Love September 10, 2011

    I want to f*** Spectacular Lil ass. He look like he can take sum d***.

  23. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) September 10, 2011

    The video is awful and the song is boring and not a good throwback.HOWEVER, those bands are struggling right now, so I don’t know why you had to include 4 paragraphs of shade and find 1,000 words to combine with “mess”.I guess some people love the “kick them while they’re down” method.And I don’t even listen to those band’s music at all, but that HUGE amount of shade was uncalled for.

  24. SHESDUMB (GAGA,JANET, AND PRINCE STAN) 19/F/FL September 10, 2011


  25. honeydip September 10, 2011


  26. Dunk September 10, 2011

    The song is dope . they can all sing, but… WHAT THE F*** HAPPENED TO DEVANTE!!!!!

  27. lol September 10, 2011

    i can believe jodeci is cosingin this wack s***, i know times are hard when you smoke your career away in a crack pipe,but damn some of tthese dudes can sing a little but that doesnt mean they should be in the studio or on the radio. S**’n B is so late 90’s and early 2000’s let it go and get jobs if that all you have to offer. And spectatular utterly talentless you can see that clear as day

  28. RHI RHI IS QUEEN September 10, 2011


  29. Chocolate_Box777 September 10, 2011

    I like the song I think its a good idea.KC was on point with his part. I have to give it up to them for getting Devante out, He has been harder to get than Sly Stone(U youngins don’t know about him)…..

  30. nyakz September 10, 2011

    TBH there is nothing wrong with this song/….the problem is tgj influenced ur mind before you heard the song…this song is nice. real talk

  31. Yellow Gorillah September 10, 2011


    Everyone was telling me how this song was a Mess But Now That I have listening to it. The song i snot as bad as people have made it up to be. Nooow the Video is a HOT MESS!!

    And Pretty Ricky started to Flop After Pleasure P left he was the glue of the group!

  32. MONICASTAN September 10, 2011


  33. Kisses September 10, 2011

    Seriously, the song is not as bad as TGJ made it out to be. Such drama queens.

    IMO, the song and video would’ve been better if Pretty Ricky had no part in it. Every since Pleasure P left the group, all of them have been a hot boiling mess to say the least…

  34. king z September 10, 2011

    Umm…yeah the shade was excessive but maybe u guys read something diff. Clearly tHe writer said the vocals were ok but the lyrics were garbage!

    And the hot mess was more than likely in reference to the video being a recession special than the song. Geez…

    And @asap
    No shade to u but u have ur picks and chooses too. I’ve seen you throw shade on artistz just like we all do. How r u suddenly sympathizing because these people r down? Pretty ricky, down or not, is wack anyway u spin it. Hell this is part of the reason they r down. The content wack and the video is wacker

  35. Robier September 10, 2011

    Whew I needed that laugh

  36. antertain September 10, 2011

    *Drops of my sofa TWICE*

    1: That GIF


    Feel sorry for new lead vocalist of Pretty (hmmm really) Ricky.
    The guy got decent vocals..

  37. Andre Chenier September 10, 2011

    I glad Pleasure P is not in da group any more becuz dis song and video was stupid

  38. LAX September 10, 2011


  39. TYLER September 10, 2011

    lawd i think the people of that grape juice are a bunch of thirsty f****** who mad cause they cant get any d*** from the celebs they talk about.

    this song is not that bad but its not good either but it aint bad its ok. the video is very cheap tho

  40. JUSTQua September 10, 2011

    THIS IS A JOKE RIGHT???? o_0
    This is a video full of queens and crack heads.

  41. Pop Royalty (RUDE BOY) September 10, 2011

    I do not know about them and I am not interested ! But I wish I will marry a girl who can dance like this ” …….. ” in that GIF !

  42. YEABEY WON’T DANCE 4 U September 10, 2011

    I know I seen that guy with the dreads (from Pretty Ricky) on Worldstarhiphop eating out some hoodrat’s v*****….EW!

  43. Omg shut up already September 10, 2011

    I used to love me some HTown and Jodeci back in the day! But them on a track with Pretty Ricky is too much! The song wasnt as bad as i thought it would be though.

    Still LMAO at that pic of Spectacular…i cant believe i used to think he was cute when Pretty Ricky first came out.

  44. VA STAND UP!!! September 10, 2011

    LMFAOOOO at the GIF! I still can’t believe that fool did that damn Ustream embarassing himself like that! I swear that dude really does have mental issues. He just doesn’t seem right at all.

    Anywho, the song wasn’t that bad actually but I just think people find it hard to take anything seriously when it comes from Pretty Ricky. I can’t believe Jodeci actually recorded a song with Pretty Richy! What the hell were they thinking! They were actually a well respected group. K-Ci and JoJo still sound good though. I had no idea H-Town were still together. *shrugs*

    It wook a horrible turn when Spec started talking showing that ugly ass gril! And whoever that fool was that started rappin just made it worse! Ugh! All of Pretty Ricky seem slow as hell!

    Now watch this become a hit on the r&b charts!

  45. VA STAND UP!!! September 10, 2011

    September 10, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    I know I seen that guy with the dreads (from Pretty Ricky) on Worldstarhiphop eating out some hoodrat’s v*****….EW!


    WTF?!? Ewwww! I didn’t even know they showed stuff like that on WSHH! Gross!

  46. Genius September 11, 2011

    That was a joke right??
    Like one of those spoof videos right???
    Cuz if that was serious no words can express the embarrassment….
    At least they were kind enough to put the name cards so we could know who the hell they are!!!

  47. Ty’M King September 12, 2011

    Dino would rolling around in his GRAVE at this foolishness!!!!!

  48. Mixtapes September 13, 2011

    I love that they got jodeci and h-town on this track. esp considering no one really respects pretty ricky. this gives them a little bit of respect

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