Why I’m Writing About This Artist: Uhh… this one’s kinda weak. I’ll admit it. I thought of Yo-Yo immediately for this letter, realizing after a couple of minutes that I really couldn’t come up with any other alternatives. Everybody else on this list was someone I had music from on my computer already, and for most of them I still own the CDs I bought back when they were new. I had to redownload Make Way for the Motherlode to make sure it held up, otherwise I was gonna be writing about Bust a Move, which I didn’t really want to do.
Here’s the good news: Motherlode actually holds up pretty well. Ice Cube discovered Yo-Yo, and has a prominent guest role on her most well-known song and a couple other spots on her debut album. She’s talented, if perhaps not on his level. This song at least is a classic, although she’s kind of a one-hit wonder. It’s still worth a listen.
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