Throwback Thursday: Black Men United – “U Will Know”
In the fall of 1994, an all-star roster of male R&B singers got together to sing their asses off on “U Will Know,” a song about following your dreams and keeping the faith in a world determined to beat it out of you.
Written by D’Angelo with Lenny Kravitz on the guitar, the track includes vocals from Aaron Hall, Al B. Sure!, Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Christopher Williams, El DeBarge, Gerald LeVert, Joe, Keith Sweat, Tevin Campbell, Tony! Toni! Toné! and Usher, among many others.
“U Will Know” is an all-time favorite, and if there’s anything to criticize about it, it’s that its video starts with black-on-black crime stats that might feel like propaganda when viewed through 2020 lens.
Watch the video below.