Let's Make Mixtapes

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

You know those artists who are new on the scene, typically releasing their first single off their first album, but manage to snag really great artists to back them up? (For further study, see then-newcomer Rockwell‘s 1984 single “Somebody’s Watching Me” featuring a guy you may have heard of–Michael Jackson–singing backup.)

glen medeiros

Today I’m talking about Glen Medeiros, who pulled off this coveted feat when he snagged Bobby Brown to sing a rap verse on his 1990 hit “She Ain’t Worth it.” At the time, Brown was riding the wave of success from his hugely popular Don’t Be Cruel and his single for the Ghostbusters II soundtrack, “On Our Own.” And to be fair, Medeiros had a solid hit in 1987, “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You.” But it was this single, from his self-titled albumthat had me rushing to the store after catching it on the radio. That girl may not be worth it, Glen, but my $3 cassingle was gold.

 

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