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flashback friday: “fantasy” by v
August 10, 2012, 8:18 am
Filed under: flashback friday, wow

I remember “Fantasy” being a watershed moment in Mariah Carey’s career: the point where she threw off her adult-contemporary shackles and made a mad dash into the land of hip-hop, much to the delight of Puff Daddy. Once there, she was free to don booty shorts, rollerblade (back when that wasn’t openly mocked) and thieve liberally from Tom Tom Club.

Seriously though, I tip my hat to her for veering off the lite-FM path. Look at her now! A confusing marriage to Nick Cannon, twin babies, an American Idol judgeship, and the ability to remain perpetually sixteen. Fascinating.

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I must say I’m a little surprised that there is no mention of the epic Ol’ Dirty Bastard remix! That said, this is a great example of the right way to attempt a career crossover. Everyone saw her in a different way after this, but she was careful not to go too far at once. She managed to come off as kind of cool, not desperate.

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