Uber-talented musician, singer and songwriter Me'Shell Ndegeocello debuted in 1993 with her album Plantation Lullabies, which I highly recommend. I remember this because it was one of the first CD's I ever bought when I decided to let cassettes go and join everyone in the 20th century. Remember Sam Goody y'all?
With songs like "Outside Your Door", "If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)", and "Sweet Love", her CD quickly became part of my soundtrack for that summer. Check out her first video off of Plantation Lullabies for "Dred Loc".