#SoulfulSundays “Friends” Jody Watley Featuring Eric B. & Rakim!

Jody Watley Single Cover

It is time for #SoulfulSundays and here is “Friends” by Jody Watley featuring Eric B. & Rakim.

“Friends” was released in 1989 and was a Billboard top 10 hit. It holds the unique title of being one of the first ever songs to feature a vocalist and a rapper. André Cymone co-wrote the song and produced it as well.

So enjoy this #SoulfulSunday jam…-DocFB

Diagnosis: Counting friends with a peace sign….



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  • Debbie a.k.a thareelqueenbee
    Posted at 16:05h, 27 May

    Brings back Memories 😉 <3

  • teiemka
    Posted at 15:20h, 26 May

    Dont recall this song at all, though her first album does bring back some memories.

    From Wikipedia

    “Friends” is notable for being the first multi-format hit single to include the formula of a Pop/R&B singer featuring a guest rapper with the custom full 16-bar verses and bridge concept, and distinguishable from the rap “Intro” by Melle Mel on Chaka Khan’s notable cover Prince single “I Feel For You”. The successful “Friends” formula would become a mainstay formula in commercial pop music and was added as a category at The Grammy’s under Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2002.

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