Posted Sept. 24, 2008 -- Someone got their swirl on last night with the smoothest, coolest White boy ever to grace the cover of Vibe. No, wait. That was Eminem. The cutie I’m referring to is Robin Thicke, and too bad for Vibe; he’s a lot sexier and way more loveable than the “8 Mile” rapper. Other than being two White guys who like hip hop, their hotness radar is not alike.
Ever since the release of “Lost Without U,” and the album it came from, I’ve been hot on the R&B/retro soul singer. His love songs are sexual-healing, ego-boosting, soul-searching classics that open your heart, and make your body ache for something or someone special – for happiness.
So, it’s no surprise that I’m eagerly awaiting the release of his new album, “Something Else.” Only this time, Thicke will not only be opening my heart but also my mind.
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BET.com: What can fans expect from your new work?
Thicke: My last album, I was talking about what I was going through, my life and my relationship. And this album I’m talking about what other people are going through. After seeing the world and meeting so many people, so much more than I’ve ever met in my life, I just realized how small I am in the world. There’s a lot more to talk about and learn about in this world, beyond myself.
What did you learn about people?
I learned that people are strong and beautiful and there’s strength everywhere in the nooks and crannies of the forgotten people of the world. That’s why hopefully somebody like Barack Obama will be in the White House to jog our memory about those other people that are being forgotten.
He cares. He doesn’t care about himself and his rich friends’ pockets. He cares about the people. You can see it. You can hear it. Some people say it’s just words, but if you don’t say it, you obviously don’t feel it or don’t think about it. So, you gotta say it first to even begin doing something about it. And Obama is the one saying it. That’s why Kennedy, King and those people made such a difference, because they said it.
Just when I thought I couldn’t like you any more …
(Laughs) Yes! Vote for Barack Obama, people! Go register to vote and vote for Barack Obama, and nobody else. Don’t even think about it! There is nobody else.
Paula Patton is one lucky woman.
I then began by asking him about his new single “Magic” and his magic touch.
What’s magic? What’s your magic touch?
Magic is love, but also it’s about not giving up on yourself and the possibilities of this beautiful world.
My magic touch is my music. That’s the best thing I can do. I’m pretty good in bed, but I think I’m better writing a song.
What’s Paula’s magic touch?
Her righteousness and her goodness…
You guys met when you were 14 years old.
Yeah, we just met and we were friends. It was this and it was that, the whole teenage love affair and then after she got out of college, we settled down together.
I don’t think I’ve ever dated anyone. I was a pretty fast kid.
PAGE 2 >> Robin Thicke says Paula Patton has super powers. Read on.
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How did she get you to commit?
She has that X-Men power, some sort of radar on me. She’s like that Robin whisperer or something. She’s the only one who can soothe me and calm me down right.
Besides her super powers, is there a physical asset that got you hooked?
She’s beautiful … And I love the small of her back. That’s pretty nice.
What’s the last beautiful thing you did for your wife?
For her last birthday, I sprinkled the hotel room with roses, and I showed up on the set of her movie with a Mariachi band and danced around in the middle of the set. The band did a few songs, and I sang happy birthday. It was pretty cute.
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Do you guys have ‘a song’?
We have a few. “Adore” by Prince was our fist dance at our wedding, and then our real song is “Forever My Lady.” I sang that to her on our first date. Our song from my new album is “Dreamworld.”
Are you going to change up your look for the new album? Or will we be seeing your staple Black suit, white top?
I like to let my music do the talking, mostly. Paula likes me in black, too. She likes a man. She likes for me to dress like a man.
What else does a man need in his wardrobe?
Always have a nice black suit somewhere in your movement and a good pair of dark jeans. Also, a clean pair of kicks, and a good haircut or a good cap because hair is half of the game for men. You have to have a good hair game or cap game. And lastly, a gold chain or better ,yet a pinky ring.
Is that the extent of your bling?
It depends on what day it is and where we’re going. I’m not really a bling guy, but that’s not to say I don’t like to get my shine on once in a while, you know.
Do yourself the favor and pick up Robin Thicke’s new album, Something Else, on Sept. 30. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.