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They had been politicized by the revolutionary and ultra-masculine rhymes of Chuck D in Public Enemy.And no hip-hop audience had missed the merciless and skillful rhymes of Ice-Cube, then affiliated with the Nation of Islam, who put out the explosive hit “Ameri KKKa’s Most Wanted.” Mary J.Before hip-hop, living in the projects had been a source of shame.But now it was a litmus test, a testament to legitimacy, a badge of honor, even.She was surprisingly unafraid to link herself to the powerless position of a woman led by emotion and then washed away by betrayal. But, over the next six years and four albums, she did what many other divas had failed to do.Even the songs she chose to cover—Rose Royce’s “I’m Goin’ Down” and Chaka Khan’s “Sweet Thing”—told stories of women who were faithful to careless, callous, or sometimes sadistic men. She found success in the music business without “biting,” or imitating anyone else’s style.So I surfed Video Music Box, BET, and MTV looking for the “Real Love” video.When it finally premièred, my apprehensions were confirmed. She was big-boned yet shapely, with a classic round African behind, a small waist, and comfortable wide hips.
The show didn’t make me do the running man and jump for joy or anything, but for the network that is widely known for their reality shows, they really put their foot into this Mother’s Day special.
Blige—marrying two forms of music that had had a notoriously hostile relationship for years—at a level of innovation that no one had seen since Teddy Riley introduced new jack swing. Blige was only twenty years old at the time and she brought something fresh and soft into an arena that had been dominated by competing hardcore male m.c.s.
Hip-hop audiences had grown used to the gangster tales of the rap group Niggaz Wit’ Attitude (N. A.), whose hit “Fuck tha Police” went multi-platinum.
So first of all, we wanna give an Old School fist bump and hand clap to Jodeci for stepping on VH-1’s stage and turning it ALL the way up with their performance. Those cats proved they haven’t lost a step and have only gotten more seasoned with time.
There were a few elephants in the room regarding their performance, but we’ll get to that in a minute, but first let’s talk about how Jodeci shook up the place with his killer performance and brief serenade and/or public plea to his ex-girlfriend, Mary.
Then, as a teen-ager, she recorded a cover of Anita Baker’s “Caught Up in the Rapture,” in a karaoke booth at a local mall, not expecting to do anything with it. “Real Love” silenced the skeptics who’d thought Blige a one-hit wonder.