Flashback Friday: After 7 and Drake


We deserve this upcoming weekend. Let us kick it off the right way.


After 7 (1989)

Yep, thank TV One’s Unsung for jogging our memories once again. I’m pretty well-versed in 80s and 90s R&B, but even I had forgotten about After 7’s fantastic debut – outside of their classic cut “Ready or Not,” of course. My wife was singing along to every song featured on Unsung – adlibs and all – and this album has really stood the test of time.

Also check out:

“Heat of the Moment”

“Can’t Stop”

take care

Drake, Take Care (2011)

While y’all continue to crank out short-sighted think pieces arguing about whether Adele or Beyonce deserved the Grammy for Album of the Year, someone needs to write about the true travesty of the evening – who nominated Drake’s mediocre Views album in the first place? If you want to hear a decent Drake album, revisit his sophomore set, which still stands as his best work.

Also check out:

“Crew Love,” featuring The Weeknd

“Under Ground Kings”

Read Soul In Stereo’s review of Take Care

Now, it’s your turn. Email soulinstereoblog@gmail.com  hit me up on Twitter @etbowser, or stop by the comments section and share your Flashback Friday album. Leave a couple of sentences describing what makes it so great. I’ll feature your album on the blog. 


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