New Edition is the sure ***- take a sip!!
Ralph is what now 43, 44? Plus he smoke cigarettes- I think he is aging quite well under those ***.
Matter of fact the whole group (outside of BB- who is looking alot better than his drug fueled days) looks good for their ages- heck Ronnie, Mike & Ricky look almost the same as they did when they were 20 years old..
NE just turned out New Orleans this summer (Essence Festival go see on youtube) and Ralph & the rest of the fellas were all in solid shape for their age as they danced and sung with out missing a beat going through over an hours worth of material from Candy Girl to BB's new joint Get Out The Way.
What is the issue is the current NE divide of 'Heads of State (RT, JG, BB) aka The Voices' vs 'BBD (MB, RB, RD) aka The Background'.
They all 6 need to come together as Super Group New Edition (NE, BBD, HOS, Solo- JG, BB, RT, RB) and put together their long rumored movie, book, new NE album & tour before they get to old or somebody passes away.
Nobody cares if Mike & Ron don't sing alot or aren't the best singers in the world as they hold it down in the back for the brothers up front to shine.
I would like to see a NE concert where they come out as the original 5 and perform all their old joints. Then kick BB out of the group (skit), JG joins and they do their Heart Break material. Then go with their solo with BB, JG, BBD & RT. Before reuniting as NE and performing their Home Again, One Love & newer material to end the show with all 6 members on stage.