It's the Thursday before Valentine's Day and I had a decision to make. Do I pick a song that is pro-Valentine, anti-Valentine, or goes in a totally different direction and pick a song that somehow relates to this tundra we are currently living in?

Then I had an epiphany. I heard Pop Smoke's "What You Know Bout Love" and I knew what I had to do.

"What You Know Bout Love" samples "Differences" by Ginuwine from 2001. So, I guess we are going pro-Valentine this year. And the song is over four minutes long and I knew that would annoy Andy. It's a win-win.

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Much like with "Put Your Records On" originally by Corinne Bailey Rae and most recently covered my Ritt Momney, I feel when a song is sampled, it is upon me to educate the youths!

"Differences" was on Ginuwine's third full-length album, The Life.

According to Wikipedia, "...the song spent four weeks at number-one on the U.S. R&B chart. The song peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. It was ranked at number 50 and number 68 in the 2001 and 2002 Billboard Year-End lists, respectively."

You probably remember Ginuwine as the guy that sings "Pony". Well, "Differences" is his softer, more romantic, and less raunchy side.

Ginuwine was born as Elgin Baylor Lumpkin in 1970 and was raised in the D.C./ Maryland area.

I feel I have to take a moment to acknowledge and pay respect to Pop Smoke. He was shot and killed in February of 2020. Rest in peace.

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