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That’s What I Need

13 Mar

I love music from the 90’s. This was the era that gave us music from the likes of Jodeci, Intro, H-Town, Mary J Blige, R. Kelly, Tevin Campbell, Hi-Five, Mariah Carey, Xscape,  Kris Kross, Naughty By Nature, Heavy D, TLC, Jade and SWV. I didn’t appreciate it at the time, but now when I look back on this time of my life I realise how amazing it was . In the 90’s I finished secondary school and went to college, I started hanging out with my friends (a lot), I started to become popular with boys (woo-hoo!) and I no longer needed parental company to go to concerts (thus began the “Jodeci groupie phase” of my life. I confess to being such a groupie, that I actually did the show, the after-party AND the hotel).

Anyhoo, the other day I pulled out one my favourite 90’s albums ‘It’s About Time’ by SWV. I bought it on tape cassette in 1993 when I was only 16 years old and at the time, it was my whole world. I played it a million times, I copied their hairstyles and their clothes, I learnt their dance routines and saw them in concert. I loved those Sisters With Voices! Listening to the album today it hit me just how much  more meaningful the lyrics are now compared to back then. I listened to the words of  ‘That’s What I Need’ (track no. 12) and felt I could’ve been singing it myself. Not because my voice is anywhere as awesome as Coko’s, but because of the lyrics. Here, have a listen/read…

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