Flashback Friday: Mary J. Blige and Kool Moe Dee

Looking at my Rollie it’s about that time. Who’s ready to flash back?

london session

Mary J. Blige, The London Sessions (2014)

Today Mary J. Blige released her latest album, Strength of a Woman (and you can read my review here). But before we dive into MJB’s latest round of heartbreak, revisit her criminally overlooked previous album, which departed from her trademark hip-hop sound in favor of British soul. It works very, very well.

Also check out:

“Therapy”

“Doubt”

Ranking the best Mary J. Blige albums

how ya like me now

Kool Moe Dee, How Ya Like Me Now (1987)

Moe Dee was so far ahead of his time. The braggadocious and obsession with fame paved the way for bling-hungry rappers decades later. Plus, he was a trailblazer, becoming the first rapper to perform at the Grammys and was one of the first to win the award. His ’87 sophomore album is probably is biggest achievement.

Also check out:

“Wild Wild West”

“I’m A Player”

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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