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R&B Throwback 2002 - One artist who seems to have had some decent album release since 1993 and doesn't get any kind of radio airplay is singer Meshell Ndegeocello.  I can actually count on one hand with a couple of fingers how many songs I have heard on the radio by Meshell.  Back in the 90’s she was considered an artist way ahead of her time, and R&B radio just wasn't ready for her kind of music. However, Meshell was not the only artist to experience her music not getting much radio play on urban radio stations.  Artist such as Lenny Kravitz, Terence Trent D’arby, Joi, Sandra St. Victor and others have rarely had any support from urban radio stations.  Even your royal highness Prince had a struggle with urban radio station’s since his music after the 90’s.  I have always considered Meshell to be the female version of Prince.  With three album releases under her belt, it would be apparent that despite lack of radio promotion, Meshell still had a following of fans and support.  By Summer 2002, Me’shell would appear on a roster for an upcoming album titled “Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape”.  To my surprise and other Meshell fans, their would actually be a single and a video released for a song titled “Pocketbook” in support of the album.  The ultimate shocker for me, was actually seeing the video played on BET.  I guess with it being a remix version by Missy Elliott featuring Redman rapping and singer Tweet on background vocals, the record label was trying to make the single appeal to the urban audience.  Despite the usual poor support from radio stations, “Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape” had peaked at number 67 on the Billboard charts and was nominated  for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album.  With songs such as “Priorities 1-6 “, “Earth”, “Trust”, “Dead Nigga Blvd” ‘Hot Night” and a few others, Meshell actually had a good album release this round.  Not bad for an artist who has barely seen support from urban radio stations throughout four albums. 
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When I say I love her!!!! Bro!!! +James S. Young Jr. I knew you would do a profile on her just wasn't sure of the album!!! It sucks that even though she was signed by Madonna, she didn't get the attention Alanis Morrisette got!!! I will say that this was the start to her controversial album titles and song titles. I lover her still though!!! 
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R&B Throwback 2002 - Many may not remember upcoming music singer Lathun Grady.  For those who use to party during Freak-nik in Atlanta in the mid 90’s, super producer Jermaine Dupri of So So Def Records would release party mix-tapes by DJ’s called So So Def Bass All-stars.  Lathun would have a song on the mix-tape titled “Freak It”.  The song would become a popular party song which is still played on old party throwbacks on radio stations. I’ll leave this link here so some of you all who are my age and older can refresh your memory Lathun Grady - Freak It.  Usually when an artist does a song like this, that is all you think that artist is good for singing on.  However, Lathun would prove that he is more than just an artist who sings hooks on a party track. By 2002, Lathun would sign a record deal with Motown Records and release a smooth ballad titled “Fortunate”.  The song would hardly get airplay on the radio, but would get video play on BET’s adult contemporary time.  With a buzz feedback from the single, Motown Records would go ahead and release Lathun’s debut album titled “Fortunate”.  The album would surprise music fans who took a chance on buying it as it was not the kind of music that Lathun sung back in the mid 90’s, but music that would be similar to Neo Soul music on some tracks.  With the album showing sluggish sales and music fans continuing to sleep on the release, Motown would make one more ditch effort to salvage the release.  Motown would release a second single off the album titled “Backyard BBQ” and have the song remixed.  Unfortunately, it wouldn't be enough to capture music fans attention and sales as further promotion of the album would be suspended by Motown Records and Lathun would be dropped from the label.  For music fans who took the gamble and brought the album back in 2002, we know the album had way more to offer than what Motown released. I personally was surprised how well Lathun could sing.  Songs such as “When Love Came In - featuring India Aire”, “Sweetest Thing”, “Closer”, “Forever One Flesh” and “Would I Lie”. made “Fortunate” one of the most slept on albums of 2002.  “Fortunate” would also remain Lathun’s only album release to date.
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Decatur Tire & Services LLC, gained me as a customer and lost me as one in the same day. I specifically asked for my vehicle to get an oil change and spark plug replacement. 2 hours later, my car is ready. As I go to pay the bill, I noticed it looked kinda low for the services I asked for. I asked the customer rep did they replace my spark plugs, he told me no, they only changed the oil. He didn't apologize for for the mechanics forgetting to change my spark plugs or offer to take my vehicle back into the shop to finish the services I asked for. So I basically waited 2 hours for an oil change. That is poor business and I will not be back.
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Best Golden Corral I have been to.
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Food is a little to pricey but good.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This Subway has a relaxing environment away from the office. Service is good as well. Sometimes I do feel that my combo is a little overpriced, but I guess that depends on the specials.
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It wasn't my idea to go here and eat, but the idea of my friends too. I have pass this place many times, but have never stopped into eat their food. I must say, it is the worst food I have ever tasted in my life. I do not understand how they are still in business till this day. Chicken not fried correctly, macaroni and cheese taste like it came out of a family dollar box, greens out of a can unseasoned and fried rice had no flavor. The presentation of the food didn't hardly look appetizing. The deserts look like science projects. The only thing that was good was the Sweet Tea. If you are ever in this area, please pass these restaurant by. Mc Donald's is down the street and better than this place.
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Very delicious food. I go here for lunch quite often an order the Chicken Cheese Steak with Creole Mayo.
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Love this place.
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