”Buddy X” by Neneh Cherry (1992)/“Buffalo Stance” by Neneh Cherry (1989)

Neneh Cherry deserves more props. She jumped onto the scene with a helluva 1-2 punch of albums. 1989’s Raw Like Sushi positioned Neneh (daughter of jazz great Don Cherry) as a tough-as-nails rapper, singer and social observer. “Buffalo Stance” is as chock full of attitude as any Salt ‘n Pepa record, plus it boasts an… Read More ”Buddy X” by Neneh Cherry (1992)/“Buffalo Stance” by Neneh Cherry (1989)

“Brown Sugar” by The Rolling Stones (1971)/”Brown Sugar” by D’Angelo (1995)

…it’s always nice when two entries blend together seamlessly. The Stones’ chart-topping classic “Brown Sugar”’s got a killer riff, a snarling vocal from Mick Jagger, and lyrics that some consider highly questionable. As for me, I consider the times and consider the context, and give the Stones a pass. Are the lyrics racist? I don’t… Read More “Brown Sugar” by The Rolling Stones (1971)/”Brown Sugar” by D’Angelo (1995)