Fueled by a retro funk rhythm, rapper/hip-hop/pop star Lizzo’s “Juice” is making its way on both Top 40 and Adult Top 40 music charts.
It’s a hot track, the vocals are high velocity and the lyrics are all over the place from poetic to silly:
It ain’t my fault that I’m out here makin’ news
I’m the pudding in the proof
Gotta blame it on my juice
I be drippin’ so much sauce/ gotta been lookin’ lookin’ like Ragu (Ooh baby)
Lizzo is charismatic, with an eye catching persona; she’s been referred to as the “female Bruno Mars.” A great compliment.
In 1990, the Italian group Black Box, with lead singer Martha Wash, had a hit with “Everybody Everybody,” which has a similar melodic vibe and the rhythmic energy of “Juice.”
Both of those songs are hyper-sexual, as are the videos, and speaking of videos, the one for “Juice” is a must see. It’s a love story to Lizzo’s youthful beauty: her dazzling smile, abundant hair, dewy skin, she exudes adorableness and confidence, a good example of how definitions of beauty and sex appeal have evolved to be more inclusive. Lizzo is a large woman, she’s fine with it, and so are we.
Born: Melissa Viviane Jefferson in Detroit, MI, she’s 31 years old, went to grade school in Houston, moved to the Twin Cites about eight years ago. She started young and is a seasoned pro.