Celebrity Crush: Res

I have to thank my homegirl GANGSTARRGIRL for reminding me of Res’ beauty, but I’ve had a celebrity crush on her for years. For those that don’t know, Res (born Shareese Renée Ballard) is a Philly singer who mixes elements of rock and soul. Her debut album, How I Do, dropped in 2001 to little fanfare but still she’s had my heart ever since.

Well, my heart and my eyes. Despite being a talented vocalist, Res has never been able to get mainstream radio love besides “GOLDEN BOYS,” her sole underground hit with the bohemian set (written by SANTOGOLD). Aside from that record, most people would probably know her more for her ultra sexy modeling campaign with Ecko from a few years back than her music. It’s okay, Res, you’ll always have me to feign over you.

I mean look at her, she’s got the washboard stomach, dreamy come-hither eyes, the sexiest pouty mouth created, a beautiful mahogany complexion, all topped off with flowing multi-color locks. Yeah, so while most folks might not have a clue who she is, Ms. Res definitely makes it into my celebrity eye candy list.

Although I’ll admit that I know more about Res’ looks than I do her lyrics (sorry, babe, please forgive me) I am pleased to hear that she’s once again doing things on the musical front. Not only is she part of the new rap/R&B duo Idle Warship with Talib Kweli (that “Black Snake Moan” song sucks though), but she’s moved out to Cali and been doing her thing on the independent scene. A few months ago she dropped her sophomore album Black. Girls. Rock. online and constantly puts out music on her MYSPACE page, including “There’s No Way” (video below).

Good to hear my baby is back on track. Maybe she’ll make her way back East to come sing for me, or better yet, surprise me by rockin’ a stunning outfit like the one below for our first date.

Hey, Res, if you’re reading, call me…

Sincerely yours,

Your biggest fan, NWSO


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  • yo!

    I approve this post. RES is dope

  • Matt Herbz

    I’d hit it.

    –Matt Herbz–


    Stop hyping wack artists and concentrate on fixing shitty site

  • http://hiphoponmymind.blogspot.com DJ Daddy Mack

    This is irrelevant because today is “Ether Day.” Click my name to celebrate. Happy Birthday Camal.

  • http://www.incilin.blogspot.com Incilin

    I remember his first single to her album “They Say Vision” Shit was fire. I swear I feel like I’m the only person who ever liked that song. Even you wrote a post about how much you love her, and even you don’t like that song! “I wanta take that pill that people take…”

  • Rob The Music Ed

    I don’t know about Idle Warship though, ever since they butchered Alicia Keys’ “Diary” I have been turnt-off!

  • El Tico Loco

    So far wifey material

  • valdez

    yeah, she is a BEAST in that sheer dress, man. DAMN!!!!!


    Good to see she still has a career & is fine as FUKC…. Big ups, Res.


    don’t know her music but i would like to take a bite out of that booty

  • Smel

    They Say Vision was my favorite song for like 2 years and then I never heard from her again….

  • Smel

    Did Santogold write They Say Vision as well, cuz it sounds a whole lot like Golden Boys

    …or maybe Res just always sings in that monotonous hypnotic voice on all her songs…same producer perhaps?


  • bongolock

    yeah i always loved her. that ice king 12″ with the nas remix still gets play.
    she shows up in philly at silkcity sometimes to jam with the band.