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We hate to say good-bye to Black Music Month, but we’re going out with a bang by rocking to our favorite collabos.
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Rick James lived an incredibly wild and freaky life. A 2007 documentary explored a bit of it, featuring the singer and stars like Dave Chappelle, the late Charlie Murphy, and George Clinton, but we'd be interested in seeing who would be cast as the singer if a biopic hit theaters.
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Timbaland’s infectious beats caught our ears and was the perfect backdrop to the ode to resilience, but Aaliyah’s lyrics made us want to dust ourselves off and try again.
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There’s a lot to be said about a brother who writes poetry for his woman, and Mos Def delivered on this soulful track amid Lady J’s robust vocals.
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This seductive anthem had the ladies sporting midriffs, peasant skirts and ankle bracelets. And any track bringing back the original microphone fiend was good for the soul.
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This love tryst made us want to curl up and get some popcorn to watch the melodic drama that ensued between Kelly, her two-timing hubby Kels and her protective uncle Mr. Biggs.
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What’s better than having one of R&B’s hottest crooners on a song? Having two of course, and we would gladly take the place of the woman Saadiq and D’Angelo are missing.
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Just because you don’t mess with broke guys doesn’t make you a gold digger, but the saying does make for a serious hit on the music charts. Foxx’s uncanny impersonation of Ray Charles definitely came in handy as West put the spotlight on money-hungry women.
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Mixing old school with new quickly solidified Brandy’s place in the spotlight, as she held her own with hip-hop three heavyweights on her first remix.
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Bringing these soulful acts together was bound to happen, and Badu captured the sentiments of many ladies reassuring their men that their love is here to stay.
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The ATL sweetheart debuted with a big bang as she declared her decision to keep her goodness under wraps. She has continued to share the spotlight with big-name artists from Ludacris to most recently Justin Timberlake.
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This triple threat packed a powerful punch over an unexpected Snoop Dogg sample. Dare we say it got the best of us….but we just kept on coming back incessantly.
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Hip hop reminded us of it’s insightful roots with this public service announcement over a dope beat, as Jada described the ills of today’s society and Hamilton joined in.
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