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Remember When Girl Groups Were Everywhere? (Feat. Cindy Herron-Braggs)

Remember When Girl Groups Were Everywhere? (Feat. Cindy Herron-Braggs)

Back Issue - September 28, 2020 - 56:23

Turn the Radio On, Where Have All The Girl Groups Gone?This week, Tracy and Josh talk all things girl groups. From the diva-era of Motown to the holy trinities of the early aughts, they debate the biggest and baddest girl groups of all time, and discuss what they have meant for the culture. Then Cindy Herron-Braggs, founding member of En Vogue, joins to discuss their era-defining legacy, and the possible 90s group Verzuz of our dreams.This episode is dedicated to the memory of Karan Nevatia. May he and Left-Eye kick it everyday. Rest in Power, Karan.Additional Material By: Giant Records / Reprise Records, ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks, CBS Television Distribution, Bell Media, Nine Lives Entertainment, Atlantic Records, Zoo Entertainment / Sony Music Entertainment, Instagram / Facebook, So So Def / Columbia Records, Planet / RCA Records, NBC Productions, Warner Bros., CW/Warner Bros, YG Entertainment, and Edel SE & Co. KGaA.Production Music courtesy of For transcriptions, please visit our website at

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Remember when Monica allegedly punched Brandy right before they performed live at the MTV Video Music Awards? When Freaknik took over Atlanta, and changed the game for parties everywhere? When tasteless critics panned Mariah Carey’s Glitter? (#JusticeforGlitter!) When Beyonce told Farrah that someone could send her luggage? We do!Back Issue tells the stories behind formative moments in pop culture. In each episode we look back at some of the moments that shook us, that changed us. Join Tracy Clayton (host of Netflix’s Strong Black Legends, Mailchimp’s Going Through It) and Pineapple Street Studios Senior Producer Josh Gwynn as they reckon with some of culture’s biggest questions, from "How did we let this happen?" to ‘Why do we still love this?" Because nostalgia is more than just a feeling. Got an issue you’d like us to investigate? Hit the Back Issue Hotline at (678)-74ISSUE.