• Mixtape Music Vault/Britney Spears’ ‘Oops…I Did It Again” Turns 15

    There’s a certain kind of feeling one gets once those Max Martin enhanced keyboards tramp on in the opening of “Oops…I Did It Again,’ Britney Spears’ blockbuster single from her album of the same name, which is now..15. Yes, that feeling is musically quite orgasmic, especially once Britney’s purrs, “I think I did it again,”

  • Mixtape Music Vault/Mariah Carey’s ‘The Emancipation of Mimi’ Turns 10

    “It’s a special occasion/Mimi’s emancipation…” chants MC on, “It’s Like That,” the Fatman Scoop-ed up lead single from her triumphant comeback album, ‘The Emancipation of Mimi,’ which is now a decade old. While “It’s Like That” wasn’t Mariah’s biggest lead single, it was just the song she needed, as it became her highest charting cut

  • Mixtape Music Vault/Remembering Selena 20 Years After Death

    Before I began writing this piece, I put on “Dreaming of You,” the title track from the dearly departed Selena’s first English language album that was released a few months after her tragic death. Even 20 years later, “Dreaming” still hits hard because it not only takes me to the sad end of the feature

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