Oh, the days when R&B songstress Mýa stormed the music charts. Life was just so much simpler back then, wasn’t it?
That’s because at a fresh eighteen years old, the D.C born songstress and future Grammy winner would serve us life with Billboard chart owning hits “It’s All About Me,” “Ghetto Supastar” (O.D.B…Rest in Peace) “Case of the Ex,” “Best of Me,” “Free,” “My Love is Like…Wo,” of course, “Lady Marmalade,” and today’s always trunk ready groove,”Movin’ On” (that bass line, though), co-starring….Silkk the Shocker.
With her light, yet husky vocal tone mixed in with those moves (MTV Icon:Janet Jackson, anyone?…or Chicago?) Ms.Mýa easily fit the mainstream mold amongst other divas all up in the late ’90s female solo/group R&B game–Destiny’s Child(the original four!), Total, Mokenstef, Changing Faces, Monica, Brandy (who were both wrapped up in The Boy is Mine era at the time), and of course the late great Aaliyah. Anyone who followed her short lived, but sweet career knows that girlfriend worked it out as hard as she could before the music industry (sigh..)switched turns and that beloved moment of life ready music became a distant memory. But, oh, yas, there’s certainly no need to argue that those classic jams still sound as fresh as they did the day they were sent to radio.
With “Movin’ On,” not only get to wonder just what the f#$k happened to Mr. Shocker’s music career, but we’re still served with a solid groove that will indeed help us move on from the fact that it’s now September 1st, meaning it looks like summer is (un)officially over (and sunshine, for that matter? Eeek!), but as long as we have tracks like this one that will continue to just give it to us in every way, it’s all mighty damn good.
Now, sway along with this classic Mýa flow because…life.
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