Britney Spears’ ‘Slave 4 U’ turns 18 years old: Feel old?

While some remember 2001 as a dark time, there was one gleaming light in the darkness, and her name was Britney Jean Spears. Yes, I bolded her name because you put respect on her name when speaking about the queen of pop. On this day, September 25, in 2001, Britney Jean Spears taught America about sexuality and invented music with her iconic song, “I’m a Slave 4 u.” Britney Jean Spears brought the country together with sexy dancing, moaning, and pure pop goodness.

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I know I may be young, but I’ve got feelings too

“I’m a Slave 4 u” is the first single off of her third album entitled “Britney.” It was written and produced by The Neptunes, Chad Hugo, and Pharrell Williams. “I’m a Slave 4 U” is proof that Pharrell doesn’t screw up everything he touches. The song was Britney Jean Spears sexually awakening. At the age of 19, it was Britney shedding her good-girl image and starting a more mature path in music. Fun fact: this song was written for Janet Jackson, along with another song off of “Britney” entitled “Boys.” What bops.

Frankly iconic

Lyrically, the song talks about being in the club and letting the music control you and being a “slave to the music.” In an interview, Britney Jean Spears said that the song is “about me just wanting to go out and forget who I am and dance and have a good time. That’s kinda where I am now right now. I love working, but at the same time, I love having a good time.” Let’s be real, it’s about having sex with someone hot.

The song also had a strong R&B and urban feel to the song. There’s also a lot of breathing, panting, record scratching, and moaning in the song. Most don’t know that it’s a federal offense if you don’t breathe heavy, pant, or moan with Britney. That’s why most people go to jail. “I’m a Slave 4 u” is frankly a hypnotic banger that you can’t help to dance to when it comes on. It’s the 2000s equivalent Janet Jackson’s “Nasty,” which you need to hear if you haven’t already. I’m still waiting for the Britney Jean Spears and Janet Jackson duet.

“I’m a Slave 4 U” because iconic¬†at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. Britney Jean Spears performed the song, and a special guest came on stage: a live albino Burmese Python. There was also a white tiger, but no one cares about that tiger. You have seen one tiger, you have seen them all. She also rode a male dancer like a horse. It wasn’t as dirty as it sounds. But it was risque for the time.

Throughout the years, Britney Jean Spears has even made it more sexually charged and dirty. She’s added whips, stripper poles, rainforest/jungle chic, and also remixed it with Busta Rhymes and The Nuptune’s song “Light Your Ass on Fire.” Such an iconic remix that all need to hear. “I’m a Slave 4 U” is a timeless classic that all should enjoy and respect. Without it, we wouldn’t have music.

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Where’s Britney, Bitch?

After reading a Buzzfeed article about Britney Spears’ whereabouts, I got inspired and decided to make memes that put Britney Spears in random locations. As a lifelong fan of Mz. Britney Spears, it’s my duty to be this extra. I thought this should lighten the mood as #FreeBritney rages on. If you don’t know what’s going on with #FreeBritney, here’s the link for the Twitter hashtag. I’m not going dive into that mess, because it’s a lot to handle and discuss. Let’s have some fun in honor of Britney, bitch!

Where is our Queen?

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Britney Spears was spotted waiting in line for some In-N-Out burgers. Give her MOAR

Brit dared to defy by hanging out with the cast of “Riverdale.” She made them work, bitch.

She was also briefly on “Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club. MTV didn’t want a piece of her and let her go.

Brit returned to acting to fill the shoes of Lori Laughlin as Uncle Jesse’s new wife on “Fuller House.” Jesse sought Amy. Spoiler: she isn’t possibly going to jail.

Britney tried to break the ice at a beach vacation. She quickly left after it looked like the second coming of the Fyre Festival.

She helped run one of Donald Trump’s press conference. She was quietly fired for going “Oops! He Did It Again” after every lie.

Recently, Brit was at Coachella to support Ariana Grande. She screamed, she shouted, and she let it all out for Ari, bitch.

But I think WE ALL know where Britney is, bitch. She replaced Victoria Justice on the “VICTORiOUS” reboot. She killed the lights at Hollywood Arts with her talent. ICON.

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Britney Spears’ iconically underrated album ‘Blackout’ is everything

In case you have been living under a rock the past couple of days, Jamie Lynn Spears was the voice of reason on Instagram. She spoke about the travesty that has been occurred involving one of her sister, Britney Spears, singles “Piece of Me.” Pretty much, Jamie says what we all are thinking: The song is underrated and that it should have wonder a Grammy and should be nominated for a Grammy every year. Because of this, I thought it was fitting that we revisit what is considered her best work. We are going to talk about “Blackout.”

It’s Britney, bitch

“Blackout ” is the fifth studio album from the legendary Britney Spears. It was released in the fall of 2007. The album was recorded and released during Britney’s dark period. It was her first album after having not released one since 2003. There’s an entire backstory for this and we aren’t here for that. Just Google “Britney Spears Original Doll” and you find out all that you need to know. If I’m not mistaken, this is the first album that Britney was executive producing, which just means she made more control over the entire album than what was probably given to her in the past. One of the major producers of the album is Danja. He is featured on many of the songs on the album is pretty much everyone that Britney wants to work with again. The last album he worked with her on was 2008’s “Circus.”

From MTV. ICONIC

The album isn’t like anything that we have gotten before from Britney. It’s more dance-pop and electropop. It’s honestly lightyears ahead of its time. It has dubstep in there and uses it so much better than how it’s used today. The Britney Stan in me would even say that she’s helped make dubstep popular like Cher made auto-tune popular after she did “Believe” back in 1999.

“Blackout” was the album that gave us iconic songs like “Piece of Me” and “Gimme More.” The latter song was performed at 2007 MTV Video Music Awards in an infamous performance. Yep, it’s THAT song. “Piece of Me” literally slayed at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. It won all the categories it was nominated at. It was coming full circle and show the word that Britney Spears was back, bitch.

This album is just an extremely enjoyable experience from the first song to the last song, excluding the random “Gimme More” remix, are just so good songs. They all fit so well together and just flows well together. Even the meh songs, which are some, are still good. Britney’s vocals on this album are also very good. The people she worked with, including Pharrell Williams, really knew what they were doing and how to work with Britney. They produced this album so well.

“Blackout” had very little promo, for obvious reason, and is vastly underrated and underappreciated. I wish Britney would do another album like this. The closest we would get to it would be her 2011 album “Femme Fatale.” Britney really doesn’t experiment like this anymore. We aren’t going to talk about “Britney Jean” because that album is just a disappointment. Rumor has it that it might be coming but that rumor has been floating around for years.

Now I’m not going to “rate” this album because frankly, I’m going to rate it 5 out of 5. I think everyone should listen to this album as it’s a pop classic. The album is such a classic that it’s in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Yeah, that’s how this album is viewed. I recommend you listen to the album. I really like this album to the point where this is my favorite album of Britney’s. If I had to pick my top five songs on this album, which is extremely hard, it would be “Break The Ice,” “Gimme More,” “Hot as Ice,” “Piece of Me,” and “Get Back” in no particular order.

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The positive review of Britney Spears’ ill-fated ‘Britney Jean’

In the sake of being more positive, I thought about trying to pick the Top 5ive songs off of crappy and not very good albums. Boy, that was a pain in the butt. It was like trying to the best redeeming qualities of an orange loudmouth who may or may not being homophobic, racist, and appear to be very sticky. So I decided to it might be better just to talk about the positive things about it instead. What a better way to do it then with the album that all Britney Spears fans hate, “Britney Jean.”

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Sorry Leslie Knope, but this isn’t a trap. How this is going to work is that I’m going to talk positively about the album without mentioning the singles. So “Work Bitch” and “Perfume” won’t be mentioned at all. It’s like the never existed, what we all wish would happen with this album. If I do a good job, then I’ll allow myself one paragraph to bitch and moan about this album.

There are two types of People in the world…

“Britney Jean” is a good experimental album for Britney Spears. It’s an album that is unlike any of her previous works before. None of her previous stuff sounds like this. There’s a decent amount of songs that rather good club bangers. “Till It’s Gone,” “Body Ache,” and “Tik Tik Boom” have catchy beats and you can really jam out to it.¬†

Britney Spears performing at “Britney: Piece of Me” in 2013

Britney also brings up her game as she features a lot of big names on the album. Her sister Jamie Lynn Spears, T.I., and will.i.am are featuring on songs that will make you shake. It’s rather refreshing to see Britney interact with other artists on her album. Before “Glory,” She really hasn’t other artist featured in her song since her 2004 album “In The Zone.”

If you don’t want to hear my actual thoughts then I would just skip the following paragraph. I earned my paragraph to bitch and moan about “Britney Jean.” This is the hardest thing I had to do. Even if some of it is sarcasm. So without further ado, here’s a paragraph of my thoughts on “Britney Jean:”

While I think “Work Bitch” is the highlight of the album, “Britney Jean” is just positively her worst album ever. I truly believe that “Lohan Holiday” is a better album just because it had a single and consistent theme to it. “Britney Jean” was all over the place and didn’t sound like Britney at all. If this bitch could hit the high note in “Passenger” all this time, then just give her all the Grammys. Don’t get me started on the songs she did with will.i.am and her sister. I could go on and on about how horrible they are. They ruined my soul listening to them.

I hope you enjoyed my positive only review of “Britney Jean.” I hurt every fiber of my soul to write this. I’m very glad that Britney took the time to make something. Next positive review will hopefully be a little bit easier. 

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