Let's Make Mixtapes

Keeping your childhood pop icons alive…even the ones you thought were dead.

I know you know “I Know,” the incredible debut single from the uber-talented Dionne Farris. From her 1994 debut solo album, Wild Flower – Wild Seed, the single reached number 4 on the Billboard 100. Prior to releasing her own album, Farris sang vocals on several Arrested Development songs. While Wild Flower isn’t presently available on many streaming services (I still have the CD I purchased all those years ago…), another incredible Farris single is available. So after you get online and purchase Wild Flower, listen to that album, listen to the single below, and then check out the great collection of Farris music currently available on Spotify (I’m listening to her smooth-as-butter 2012 album, Hidden Charm, as I type this) plus all the great stuff available at her website (including a beautiful song written about her by Prince!)

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So here it is. From the 1997 soundtrack to the film Love and Basketball, a song that remains on many, many of my mixtapes today, “Hopeless.”

 

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