Bell Biv Devoe joints, that is:
These songs are just timeless, even as they evoke a very specific time and place. I find that so fascinating. It's the mark of a great song, IMO.
Also – it is strange to me that Mike and Ronnie do not say the word "ho" but Ronnie still says that really disgusting "me and the crew used to do her" line. He's said before he has always hated that line, but every performance I've seen since BBD reunited he says it.
Might be time to just rewrite that line.