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One of my favorites from 1995. Because I loved this song immensely at the time, it was taken incorrectly by a “friend.” Prince’s last original song to appear in the Top 40 charts. This song surprisingly got extensive play on NY Hip-Hop Station radio waves.

The manuscript Blue Lines is the fictional coming of age narrative of a young California woman Key Yemaya Walker, and her 2 year growing journey through school, love, and life period piece, written by Kenneth Suffern, Jr., taking place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between the years of 1997 – 1998. Loosely based on true events, and experiences during that time, told through the eyes and voice of the main female protagonist, a freshman first attending the school.