Flashback Friday: Janet Jackson and Pharoahe Monch

Y’all ready for Friday? Of course you are!

Unless you have to work this weekend. If so, my condolences. I’ve been there.

Ah well, regardless of when you clock in, let’s celebrate good music today.

all for you

Janet Jackson, All for You (2001)

Did you catch our breakdown of Janet Jackson’s discography last week? In preparation of the post, I relistened to all 11 of her solo albums and was shocked by how well All for You has held up. It gets lost in the shuffle of the more high-profile releases but this one was a keeper, filled with the pop hits and sultry ballads we love.

Also check out:

“Trust to Try”

“Someone to Call My Lover”

Read our ranking of Janet Jackson’s discography here

internal affairs

Pharoahe Monch, Internal Affairs (1999)


You can’t say Monch’s name without the DUH DUH DUH DUH beat of “Simon Says” jumping into your brain. Easily one of rap’s most overlooked MCs, Monch’s creativity and lyricism are almost unmatched. It’s a shame he’s been so elusive over the years – if not, maybe his debut would be better remembered as the banger it is.

Also check out:

“Right Here”

“The Truth,” featuring Common and Talib Kweli

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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