From The Vault: En Vogue – ‘Free Your Mind’

Published: Sunday 11th Jul 2010 by Sam

This week’s classic From The Vault clip comes courtesy of En Vogue and their 1992 smash ‘Free Your Mind’. Lifted from the ladies ‘Funky Divas’ LP, the song  packs more than a pulsating beat…it packs a powerful message. A message conveyed oh-so-well by Dawn, Terry, Cindy, and Maxine  in its accompanying video.

Watching this kinda has me hopeful that some of today’s charting acts will be inspired to fuse powerful and necessary messages into their music – if even only to try. For, as this shows, it is indeed possible to weave-sling, Naomi Campbell walk, and rock out to a song which boasts lyrics other than those centred on the same ol’ topics of love and clubs.

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  1. StayMad July 11, 2010

    Queen Rihanna

  2. CONVERSATION CHAMBER July 11, 2010

    Probably the lamest, corniest song En Vogue ever recorded. This is the same group that recorded “Hold On,” “You Don’t Have to Worry,” and “Don’t Let Go”…but you spotlight cheesy ass “Free Your Mind.”

    Check out:
    The Conversation Chamber

  3. nothing but my opinion July 11, 2010

    this is ma song 😀

  4. arfa July 11, 2010

    TLC IS THE BEST GIRL GROUP

  5. royalkev July 11, 2010

    EnVogue were the best ever!
    Then Destiny’s Child
    Then The Supreme’s
    Then TLC
    Then SWV
    Then 702
    Then Jade
    Then Xscape
    Then Total
    Then 3LW

  6. UGh July 11, 2010

    throw back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. SnijanaFleur July 11, 2010

    Thank you for this one Sam. It’s one of my favorite song & video of all time.

  8. Luanne July 11, 2010

    TLC and En Vogue >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Destiny’s Child

  9. where u at? July 11, 2010

    This video shits on all h** videos out there.to all yall sayin this is lame,it’s better than half the stuff out there. en vogue’s new single comes out this fall.with a bomb album. yall hoodrats ready?

  10. nothing but my opinion July 11, 2010

    @ROYALKEV

    you forgot Salt n Pepa!

  11. Blasian July 11, 2010

    DESTINY’S CHILD THE BEST GIRL GROUP EVER! BROKE MORE RECORDS THAN ANY OF THESE H***. WON MORE AWARDS THAN ANY OF THESE H*** SOLD MORE RECORDS THAN ANY OF THESE H***. THE ONLY GIRL GIRP GROUP TO HAVE ALL THE MEMBERS HAVE SOLO SUCCESS

    THE GREATEST GIRL GROUP OF ALL TIME DESTINY’S CHILD FACTS ARE FACTS!

  12. Blasian July 11, 2010

    *GIRL*

  13. FUTURESTARdelux July 11, 2010

    @BLASIAN Spice Girls sold more then Destiny’s Child and since where has Michelle been hiding her successful solo career? #Siddown

  14. arfa July 11, 2010

    NAH TLC IS THE BEST! THEY OPEND THE DOOR FOR THESE H***! AND TLC HAS THE BEST VIDEO BY A GIRL GROUP CHECK WATERFALLS. FACT WATERFALLS SHITS ON EVERYTHING ANY GIRL GROUP HAS DONE.

  15. Rob July 11, 2010

    En Vogue , Destiny’s Child, TLC, SWV, 702, JADE, XSCAPE, TOTAL, 3LW?

    Please, ROYALKEV…how long did most of these groups last? You got one thing right by mentioning the Supremes, but you forgot the Pointer Sisters. EVERY one of those groups listed above owe a debt to the Pointers. And not one of them — Supremes included — could touch the sisters vocally.

  16. arfa July 11, 2010

    brownstone

  17. MaZ July 11, 2010

    Y’all know that En Vogue is the Best and opened doors for girl group like Destiny’s Child.

    Thank u Sam for this video!

    Can’t wait for My super group to be back! EV4EVA Dawn*MAxine*Cindy*Terry

  18. Wow July 11, 2010

    Now we’re talking! I MISS MY GIRLS EN VOGUE! This group is from the era where you actually had to have talent! You had to know how to sing and have stage presence! The crap of today is sickening! You have delusional artists who are no more then opening acts being led to believe they can sell out large venues and have to lie when they cancel shows due to low ticket sells…..*cough* Rihanna..LOL!

  19. WHERE U AT? July 12, 2010

    @ AFRA
    looky here dumb hoodrat b****, get IN to the timeless tune in which you punched those keys on that 87 Microsoft keyboard to comment on.
    EN VOGUE CAME OUT BEFORE ALL THESE GIRLS!The girl group thing was outta style and when En vogue entered the game in 1990,girl groups were IN once more. They have won more VMA awards than any other girl group in history,En Vogue gets thanked the most. You don’t see anyone thankin DYKELC except for DYKEtrik RED.

  20. NAS ( B Rockah Stan 4eva) July 12, 2010

    Come on guys give En Vogue all the credits they deserve. I mean they were like 4 Ms Sasha Fierce put together!!

  21. arfa July 12, 2010

    @ where u at h**
    waterfalls, unpretty, creep and no scrubs shits all over this check billboard hot 100

  22. royalkev July 12, 2010

    @Nothing but my opinion, I can’t forget Salt N Pepa that is soooo true!
    @ Rob, same with the Pointer Sisters! EnVogue still walks all over them!

  23. WHERE U AT? July 12, 2010

    @AFFRA

    While DYKELC was busy being black hoodrats on EBT,EV was busy on MTV and VH1,shitting on DYKELC all over the pop charts.

    EV – 2,800 weeks on Billboard.
    chile can’t sing
    tballz can’t sing
    left eye was the only one that made the group.she was the main attraction.
    en vogue had 4 girls,all sung lead,all bomb,all REAL.
    *goes and listens to Hold On”

  24. Susan July 12, 2010

    ROB, you’re so right. None of these forgettable girl groups can compare with the Pointer Sisters. Name ONE other female group that sang jazz, scat, bebop, country, soul, dance, pop and rock. Plus the Pointers wrote some of their material. And you can bet they actually wrote it, and didn’t steal it from other songwriters (that means you, Beyonce).

  25. JoshTT July 12, 2010

    Absolutely tru about the Pointer Sisters. En Vogue = another manufactured girl group that couldn’t take it past TWO albums without changes in the lineup. The Pointer Sisters = years of hits and harmony, cause it’s in the blood.

  26. Blasian July 12, 2010

    Destinys Child “Independent Women” is the longest #1 single By a Female Group or Band

    The First U.S Girl Group to have #1 single in the UK

    Destiny’s Child had an Bigger Impact WORLDWIDE than EV & TLC not taking nothing away from these groups but facts are facts dear

  27. Blasian July 12, 2010

    Destiny’s Child will forever be known as The Greatest Female Group Ever!

    What you ppl don’t understand while these ladies having their solo career and on the Charts it just Makes the Group even Greater. They did something that NO other GROUP has done THE END

  28. Tami July 12, 2010

    I LOVE this video En Vogue were all s*** classy, and could sing.

  29. LAKEE July 16, 2010

    EnVOGUE were the S***!!! they ALLLL could sing their asses off. And this video is just timeless. And all those groups including the Pointer Sisters are fav’s of mine. Why people always gotta compare, why can’t they just do what they do and contribute what they contribute.

    And honestly album sells don’t mean s*** to me because their are albums that sold 10 MILLION (britney;s baby one more time, Spice Girls,) that I just could NEVER get down with and there are others just got over looked that play heavy on my iTunes.

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