20 years pele / i don't like a thing anyone is saying in honor of 1996-2016 / it's not enough / no other artist has had such an impact on my thinking / this album is seminal

 “An emotional work like [“Boys for Pele”] is inspired from an emotional place; it’s about stealing fire from the men in my life,” she told the New York Post in 1996. “I guess I didn’t realize how much confidence I have in certain areas of my life, and just so little in other areas. It seemed as though everywhere I turned was to male mentors or emotional involvements. I became a vampire needing to feed, needing their energy and I didn’t know how to access it. When I was onstage I could, but when I walked off that stage I began to see that the woman was completely divided and segregated from the work.”