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As a child Gospel singer to an iconic singer and songwriter, Aretha Franklin was a force to be reckoned with. As the New York Times describes in her obituary, Aretha Franklin and the hits she sang so powerfully “…defined a modern female archetype: sensual and strong, long-suffering but ultimately indomitable, loving but not to be taken for granted.”

As news spread that the Aretha Franklin was ailing, I’d like to pay homage to the “Queen of Soul”. As one of my beloved visual artists, Jean-Michel Basquiat once said, “Art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time.”

Today I’m jamming out to Aretha Franklins Greatest hits (RIP).