Thursday, April 9, 2009

Current Obsession: Electrik Red



I've always had a weakness for R&B girl groups with attitude, whether it was Labelle in the '70s; the Mary Jane Girls and the two 6s (Vanity and Apollonia) in the '80s; or Total in the '90s. Now, I'm completely obsessed with The Dream's new girl group, Electrik Red. I liked the foursome's woozy single, "Drink in My Cup". But I'm CRAZY about the group's new single, "So Good."

With potty mouths (check the remix with Lil Wayne) and an '80s-in-Minneapolis vibe, Electrik Red do their badass fore-sistas proud!!!

HISTORY LESSON:


Labelle


Mary Jane Girls


Vanity 6


Apollonia 6


The Girls


Total

On a related note, here's an excerpt from my Village Voice review of Total's 1998 album, Kima, Keisha, and Pam:

Like fashion magazines where scantily clad women traipse alone and unscathed through exotic locales, Kima, Keisha, and Pam paints a mouth-watering, female-centered fantasy world of sexual indulgence and erotic possibility. It's the kind of world where you can fuck your best friend's man and justify it with "I know I'm wrong but I can't help it." And it's the kind of world where you can boldly say to someone else's man, if your girlfriend don't like it, "tell her she can come participate."

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