So, let me get straight to the point, son. RIP to the G.O.A.T., Aretha Franklin! On the real, if anybody doesn’t understand her impact or her legacy, then I suggest they do a MASSIVE deep dive on Spotify, YouTube and Google. Listen, from her incomparable voice to her commercial success, Franklin paved the way for EVERY singer who came after her. All in all, Aretha Franklin deserves WAY more than a little respect, super pun intended!
Now, to be clear, I’m not about to sit here and chronicle her entire history, man. I mean, Franklin lived an extremely full life, fam. Instead, I’d much rather let her music do the talking, bruh. With that being said, below are some of my favorite jams from her, brethren. Keeping it a buck, it was super difficult making these picks, folks. In any case, let’s all just kick back and let The Queen of Soul remind us exactly who she was/is. Rest In Peace, Ms. Franklin! She will be sorely missed. LC out.