This season, however, something changed. Although my love for SWV reigns stronger than anyone else who enjoys the acapella version of Weak, I ditched my 90’s playlist for two albums and one mixtape that lived up to the hype.
Dear Bryson Tiller,
Favorite Tracks: 3, 5, 11
Aye Yo Adele,
You’ve got a fan in me.
Favorite Tracks: 1,2,5,6
I enjoyed it; I really did.
Time and time again we have seen artists who have taken a break come back in lackluster fashion. I didn’t want that from you. I didn’t want to taint my image of you. So I did what any loyal fan would do. I didn’t buy into the hype of your new mixtape. I heard everyone talking about how new and fresh it was but I didn’t want a ne, watered down, Pop Erykah. I wanted Next Lifetime Erykah. And then I saw you hosting the Soul Train award. Your comments about Iggy, the samples of your new songs and even your wardrobe assured me that this was the woman I had grown up singing along to. So I listened to the mixtape. I didn’t know someone could make 11 songs about a telephone and each song sound as wonderful and as unique as the next. Mama Erykah, you did that.
I am now patiently awaiting a new album because the mixtape was not enough.
Favorite Track; 3,8,10, 11
Forever You Daughter,
Check out her website: www.JaeSoFamous.com
Also be on the look out for her upcoming documentary Kendrick Is From Compton: An Expose' of The Underexposed Conscious Southern Artist.