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Flashback Friday: Crystal Kay - Girl U love | An influence and a bitch didn't even know it

Crystal Kay isn't credited with much, if anything at a commercial level, despite being in the music business for well over a decade since the age of 14. But Crystal's influence isn't completely lost to the void. At least not to me and my occasionally reaching ass self.

J-R&B didn't start with Crystal Kay, but she's been one of the few artists in Japan who has done it, navigated it and pulled it off well and consistently since the very beginning. She didn't always get it right, but her missteps were still better than most trying it on their best day.

Crystal had delivered some some good J-R&B offerings during her humble beginnings. But for me personally, "Girl U love" was the earliest point in her discography where she really nailed it. Whilst "Eternal memories" was a great song, which has aged considerably well and could easily be lumped in with PR&B, it didn't showcase Crystal. "Girl's night" was a bop, but it…

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