Do any of you remember this song?
The first time I saw “Ghetto Superstar” was back in the day on BET. It must have been 1996, because I distinctly remember wearing my high school uniform. The video was so fresh and funky and unusual; I was psyched to see what this Joi chick was going to be coming out with next.
I wanted to buy her album, Amoeba Cleansing Syndrome, but it was never officially released. Then Mya and Pras (and let’s not forget the ODB) came out with their “Ghetto Superstar,” and Joi basically disappeared from the mainstream scene.
She’s still out there doing her indie thing, and on her official website, you can hear the new stuff she’s recording. I still like her style, and I’m all about supporting sistas who express themselves and operate outside the box.
Ghetto Superstar is my jam of the day!