HERITAGE: Floetry's "Say Yes" Took The British Soul Duo To New Heights In The States (2002)

HERITAGE: Floetry's "Say Yes" Took The British Soul Duo To New Heights In The States (2002)


July 24, 2019

British R&B and rap duo Floetry were—and still are to this day—one of our finest and most influential exports in music. Their debut album, Floetic, put them on the map thanks to iconic moments like "Say Yes", a silky-smooth piece of R&B that shimmered with the kind of laid-back jazzy moments that found the pair fans and collaborators in Jill Scott, Queen Latifah, Common and The Roots.

The video was directed by Jeremy Rall, who two years earlier had directed the videos for Ludacris' "What's Your Fantasy" and Memphis Bleek and Missy Elliot's "Is That Your Chick", and he gave it that high production value and polished, early 2000s hip-hop sheen that made music videos into movies. There's also a cameo from Power lead actor Omari Hardwick, who appears as one of the passengers that appears to be drawing a picture of Marsha Ambrosius.

The following year, in 2004, the song was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, but lost out to "My Boo" by Usher and Alicia Keys. Take a look at the iconic video below.




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