by c. shardae jobson “The singer was later quoted in saying, ‘Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.’ Yes, she was young. But Aaliyah had learnt from her mistakes and vowed to not let an older man take advantage of her ever again. By this point, she had harnessed her true inner power. … Continue reading Aaliyah For MAC Is Here: What Does This ’90s Girl Think of the Collection?
Girl power was at an all-time high in 1997. The zeitgeist of The Spice Girls and their debut album Spice was more powerful than any pop culture enthusiast could’ve imagined. There was also the arrival of the Lilith Fair, becoming the first all-female artist and band festival, created by the sedative Sarah McLachlan. (Though it mainly consisted of folk-pop/alternative music. The fest thankfully diversified the next two … Continue reading What Princess Leia Meant To A 10-Year-Old Girl Back In 1997 #StarWars40
I’m often quite aware of the anniversary dates for albums considered landmarks in their genre and in the grander scope of music history. As we’re now into April 2017, I’m just counting the days towards celebrating the 20th, 25th, 30th, and 50th anniversaries of albums (so many!) as varied as Whitney Houston‘s Whitney, Love’s Forever Changes and Guns ‘N Roses Appetite for Destruction. But I, however, … Continue reading Wax Poetics Put Me On To The 25th Anniversary of “Dead Serious”