Friday, January 10, 2014

JASMINE GUY: PAULA ABDUL CLONE OR LEGIT ACTRESS-TURNED-SINGER? [1990/SELF-TITLED LP]

I can relate to Jasmine Guy's Southern axe-ee-unt, who's best known as playing Whitley on A Different World.  

Before J-Lo (UGH) doing the actress-turned-singer BS, Jasmine recorded a solo album around the time Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson's 1814 were hot.  In a lot of ways, her music sounds exactly like a clone of those two, but surprisingly is a competent singer and it's as if her Southern accent doesn't exist. 

To my knowledge, this is the only LP Jasmine ever released and I wouldn't classify it as a "novelty album".  Of the 10ish cuts from her self-titled album, three of them are decent and still worth playing.  

A little "90's dated" sounding - but as if I'd give recent sheeit like Bieber, Katy Perry and Ke$hsa the time of day.  Fuck that, their "music" AND them.

Here's two from Jasmine Guy that I'd edited together back to back:

"TRY ME" +
"DON'T WANT MONEY"
from JASMINE GUY (1990)