Cassie, JoJo, and Solange Are V Magazine’s ‘Fearless Females’

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The ladies are taking charge this year. Cassie, JoJo, Solange, and V V Brown pop out from the pages of V magazine’s annual Music Issue. The singers were named “fearless females” by the fashion publication, going glam in the colorful close-ups photographed by Mick Rock. They each spoke out about their upcoming projects.

Cassie on her new sound and image: “In my video we called it ‘giving ’90s supermodel.’ It’s the perfect definition of who I am right now and what I’m going through. People aren’t going to expect me to come out with what I have.”

JoJo on being a voice for her generation: “I love Britney Spears and Madonna and Lady Gaga. I love pop music, those big pop records, but I still want it to feel like my sound. I hope people feel like, ‘Damn, that’s exactly what I’m going through, that’s what I’m thinking but I wasn’t sure how to put it into words.’ I want to sing what people are thinking and feeling. I want it to be the soundtrack to their lives.”

Solange on her new music: “My references for the record were all Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, not just their typical Janet and Prince stuff, but SOS Band and their b-sides with Chaka Khan. At first the songs were really dark because I had a premonition before the record that I was going to die. I was having panic attacks and wiling out.”

V V Brown on her sophomore album Lollipops and Politics: “My second album has a message: it’s about my generation and things going on in the world. But I didn’t want it to come across preachy. I love writing upbeat songs with darker undertones.”

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Solange

V V Brown



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46 Comments

  1. John Doe

    only cute ones cassie

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    Songstress Reply:

    @John Doe, WHAT !? You must be blind ! HA

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    Boy Wonder Reply:

    @John Doe, And the LEAST talented. Go figure.

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  2. Leo

    Jo!!
    she is a diva!!
    =D

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  3. P.J

    Jojo is so pretty!
    I lov her musics…

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    lala Reply:

    @P.J, excuse me but i think the correct word is “musicks”

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. junior seven

    CASSIE WILL FLOP

    JOJO : i dont know

    SOLANGE : i can t wait, her last album was dope

    VV brown : who care????

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  5. -

    Look at JoJo looking Gorgeous

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  6. IAmWhoIam

    Child why is Cassie still trying it? She really needs to sit!

    As for the rest I wish them all luck.

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  7. Lauryn

    I Love Solo’s Look Tho!

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  8. INCAS

    Cassie is f–king hot !

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  9. bijan

    Cassie is def my have out of these…
    to me the rest are boring

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  10. Trillafood

    Cassie been trying to drop an album since ’08. No luck. She mind as well give up.

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  11. clue

    TEAM V.V BROWN

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  12. Audrey Hepburn

    I actually like newcomer Ms. V.V. Brown. The others have had well over their time to shine and all of them blew it. No do-over’s in this town called Showbiz. No ma’am. None at all. :)

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    KillBill92 Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, Rihanna 1st album FLOPPED big time, so did Michael Jackson, and look where they are now.

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    Anthony Reply:

    @KillBill92, true so true

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    Audrey Hepburn Reply:

    @KillBill92, Actually all of these women except V.V. Brown have each had 2 solo albums or (in Cassie’s case) 2 solo efforts. Rihanna had her 1ST OF MANY #1′s on her 2nd LP, “A Girl Like Me,” which was S.O.S.

    None of these broads can compare to MJ, So I don’t think so hun. :)

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    CHILE BOO! Reply:

    @KillBill92, “Rihanna 1st album FLOPPED big time, so did Michael Jackson, and look where they are now”

    CHILE Micheal is DEAD & GONE! why are you speaking about him as if he is present?

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  14. a harem in harlem

    so Jojo is citing Madonna Lady gaga and Brtiney as her favorites? now I see why she hasn’t taken off. just a few years ago, she was trying to be black but i see thats not where the checks were. oh well.

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    hih8er Reply:

    @a harem in harlem, um it doesn’t matter who you look up to and if you look at the billboard all of them are on it don’t know wtf are you talking about. Tell me how to be black???? That’s the most ignorant comment I heard even if your black if there is a way to act black where the f*ck is our grammys? Smh dumbass people these days…

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    a harem in harlem Reply:

    @hih8er, maybe you shouldn’t be so angry. ‘dumbass’ is a term a ‘dumb-ass’ person created. its just my opinion and just because you think what I said is ‘ignorant’ it doesn’t make it any less true. you, like many don’t want to face the truth that everyone sees race and associates race with behavior. the record company marketed Jojo to an ‘urban’ market-’urban’ meaning ‘black.’ lets not play dense, we both know who r&b is geared/marketed toward. so it’s strange how she is openly expressing her love for pop music and pop artists which have been marketed to ‘mainstream’ audiences, the total opposite of the ‘urban audience’ she was marketed to in the beginning. perphaps there’s no album sales in the ‘urban’ market so she decided to jump shift. it’s all politics and next time you should think about what someone says before you just blurt out a bunch of anger and frustration.

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    @a harem in harlem, Such a ignorant comment. If anything JoJo gets the most support from the Urban audience.

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    hih8er Reply:

    @a harem in harlem, Okay a lot of people have soulful voices Adele, JoJo, Christina Aguilera, Michael Buble, Robin Thicke, and etc. Doesn’t mean they’re trying to “act black”. JoJo gets support everywhere listen to her music she does pop and r&b she even says that (if you can even read). JoJo has taken off, her albums have been successful and her singles. She just had problems with her label. It has nothing to do with race smfh! Slap yourself! It’s 2012 racism should be over now!

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    a harem in harlem Reply:

    @hih8er, “It’s 2012 racism should be over now!” – tell that to the Republican party and the countless numbers of white supremacists groups across the nation that target black americans. if you think that telling the truth about a white artist marketed to a predominately black audience is ‘racist’ then you need to enlighten yourself on the struggle of the African Americans in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries – and 21st might i add, as it is still going on today. her albums and singles have not been that successful because if they had, she wouldn’t be featured with a group of underground and up-in-coming artists in a magazine. she has been out for 7 seven years and hasn’t produced the level of success that other r&b artists such as Jennifer Hudson, Ciara, Keri Hilson, Rihanna, or Beyonce have obtained in the same or less amount of time . obviously you want to look past the issue and not delve into the truth that all of the artists you’ve mention have worked with certain produced that have influenced their sound. whether it be blues, Motown soul, hip-hop, urban or a blend of them all, those artists are packaged to have a certain look and sound to their presentation – and it just so happens that most of their influences for their ‘soulful’ ‘urban’ albums are black. they are white. are you blind? get with the truth.

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    Bri Reply:

    @a harem in harlem, I agree that her image is now more geared toward the mainstream crowd.I don’t agree that she was trying to act black back in the day though. I think that her urban image is more her natural personality. If anything she is trying to act white now.lol Even with the urban image and urban songs, her singles have always been for the pop top 40 crowd though. I think her label just never knows how to market her. She has alot of cross over appeal. If only her label knew how to nourish that and convert it into a successful top artist. She should be more popular.

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    a harem in harlem Reply:

    @Bri, thank you! i glad someone sees the truth because these other ppl want to name call and curse if they don’t like your opinion. smh

    a harem in harlem Reply:

    @-, once again people, just because you think something may be ‘ignorant’ it doesn’t give you the right to dismiss my opinion and dispel the truth. if she gets support from the ‘urban audience’ then why is she still an underground artist with hardly any chart toping singles and/or albums? think. a white girl marketed to a predominately black audience is not exactly a goldmine. since ‘pop’ is ‘in’ now, from her response it sounds like she’s jumping on the pop train in an attempt to capture some ‘mainstream’ success. we can pretend all we want that the music industry is fair to artists of color, but that would be an untrue premise. white artists capitalize on country, rock, and pop songs while r&b and rap linger below. is it a coincidence that the two least unsuccessful genres are ones marketed and bought by predominately black consumers? no. it just magnifies the issue that ‘mainstream’ music geared toward a predominately white audience is more successful than ‘urban’ music geared toward a more ethnic audience and sadly, one white girl singing ‘urban’ music can’t change that.

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    Mi Reply:

    @a harem in harlem,
    FACTS:
    1) JoJo’s music was never specifically marketed to an urban audience. Every song was played on Top 40 radio only and was on the pop chart

    2) JoJo loves all kinds of music. If you would follow her on twitter you would know – D’Angelo, Jill Scott, John Mayer, James Taylor, Madonna, Joni Mitchell, Beyonce, GaGa, Drake, Kanye West, Lady Antebellum, & Jazz

    3) JoJo just turned 21. Often times, young people experiment & learn as they grow. Their taste changes or they are into certain things at certain times…they go through cycles. Jojo is an artists that is inspired by various sounds/styles etc. She is young and exploring different music.

    4) JoJo’s albums were both highly successful in the US and around the world. She has starred in successful Box Office Films. She has real talent and up to this point has never flopped so not sure why you think she has not been successful. She broke all kinds of records and still is the youngest artist ever to have had a #1 Top 40 record & been nominated for MTV awards.

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    a harem in harlem Reply:

    @Mi, okay. but I can clearly see you are a Jojo fan and like to inform others of her accomplishments. well done. but don’t shy away from the fact that she has had no where near the success of her counterparts and contemporaries, mostly due to the fact that her image is inconsistent and she has no definite audience. Jojo is one of those artists that only get 1 or 2 singles off an album and poof! she’s gone. alot of what you said is understandable (such as her being young) but when she first came put she was marketed toward an urban audience. the majority of producers that she worked with were r&b/hip hop producers. it was extremely clear the route she was taking, especially covering SWV’S “Weak.” but now, in 2012 its a different ballgame. she wants to go ‘pop’ because its commercial and is known to sell. honestly, I believe that the record company initially packaged her as an ‘urban white girl with a voice,’ only now, unfortunately, that has left many confused as to what she is doing.

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    Mi Reply:

    @a harem in harlem, I am a fan of talent so YES, I am a JoJo fan. BTW, she has worked with “urban” producers on this album. She has named several in various interviews (Danja, Boi1da, Rodney Jerkins etc). Her lack of total domination is b/c of Blackground Records. They have ruined many careers and every artist on that label literally has sued them. Now JoJo is with a new label so let’s see what happens.
    P.S. – all the girl said was that she likes Madonna, Britney, and GaGa. You made a HUGE deal out of 1 comment. She has always professed her love for Jazz, R&B & hiphop. Follow her on twitter so you can know more about her and her project before having such strong opinions.

  15. Songstress

    I’m excited for all these ladies ! They’re doing things a lot of these hatters commenting aren’t doing !

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  16. Kyle

    I love that picture of Cassie! Woah! She always looks good. I keep forgetting that V.V. Brown has a new album coming out. Her debut was amazing and I am sure that her follow up will be good too. And for those who are saying that these women are ‘flops’, who cares!? Think outside the box and give them a listen. If their albums don’t sell it doesn’t mean the music is ‘bad’ by any means.

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  17. hih8er

    @bijan, jojo can out sing cassie any day with her mono tone ass lol

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  18. nicegirl

    Solange and Jojo look gorgeous. Can’t wait to hear music from Solange…she makes it different and interesting.

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  19. Team Sugar&Spice

    Im excited to hear new stuff from Solange and Jojo. Cassie has never been a strong singer but if she serves some cute dance music I might be able to rock with her for a bit. After all she did inspire a bunch of people with extremely limited to zero vocals to try their hand at music… including Amber Rose.

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  20. Randy

    jojo is the furthest thing from cute sorry.

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    - Reply:

    @Randy, lol u mad tho?

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    Bri Reply:

    @Randy, she can be cute at times but that isn’t the most flattering picture.

    Solange picture looks crazy as well.lol

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  21. canibe

    She’s not even attractive anymore until shes naked

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  22. Jordan

    If we really want to go there, let’s face it, Cassie’s hot but she has no talent whatsoever. Solange keeps it interesting and V.V. Brown is also very good, but JoJo can out-sing any of them in a heartbeat.

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  23. Mi

    Cassie is a JOKE!! sorry!! Rihanna can out sing her under the table and that is NOT saying much. NEXT!
    Solange’s last album was amazing!
    JoJo is a real artist, has the dopest voice in her age group and can out sing most of the huge stars out now. Don’t hate on that girl. You will eat your words. That girl got talent and the “IT” factor.

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  24. BlahBlah

    love cassie, can’t wait till she drops king of hearts!

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