From the 212 straight to you.
From: Harlem, NY
Who You Should Get To Know Her: Because she's classically trained and lyrically adept.
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But I know I shouldn't have expected anything less.
If they didn't make your year yet, there's still time
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The Queen isn't ready to give up her throne just yet
As her tenth studio album, it’s not totally inappropriate for Mary J. Blige to title this collection My Life II and present it as a sequel to her 1994 classic. Sequel albums are often a disappointment when held up next to the classic originals that justify their creation, but if the artist is able to tap into that feeling, the results can be great. In reality, there’s little resemblance between the two My Life albums outside of the obvious, but even after twenty years of hits and acclaim, Mary still shows signs of the younger self we all loved.
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And here's why.
She's "Perfectly Imperfect"
From: Los Angeles, CA
Why You Should Get To Know Her: Because J. Cole co-signed and her and soon enough, so will you.
...though still feels a little immature while trying to prove it.
By now, Rihanna’s early days as an innocent teen idol have long been forgotten, both due to a series of real-life scandals that need not be recapped and a series of deliberate choices as an artist and public figure. Nevertheless, Rihanna was groomed to be a star from a very young age and that process has created an artist who seems to be less in charge of her art than anyone else involved, including the consumers. There’s nothing wrong with that, really—the world needs pop idols and this is where they come from—but after five albums, we still haven’t seen Rihanna inhabit may be her own.
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