Oh. Well, luckily that whole David Beckham thing worked out.
If you were a Spice Girl, the early 2000s was a rough time. Just years and months before the world celebrated the 2001 new year, you were arguably a top-five “thing” in the world.
I'm not just talking about you being a top-five pop culture icon. I mean, you were literally a top-five thing the world as a whole talked about. It was like you, the pope, Windows computers, Brad Pitt and Y2K.
Then, you were gone. You were part of a supergroup that was no longer a supergroup.
It's like you were standing on the edge of a cliff, looking down at the fiery carcass of a Maserati you just drove off the side. All of the sudden, you weren't Baby/Scary/Posh/Sporty/Ginger Spice, you were just *insert whatever the hell your actual name is here.*
As is the standard with groups like this, several of the members kind of faded into obscurity -- or, as I call it, they “pulled a JC Chasez” -- while others attempted to make it on their own in the music industry.
Posh Spice, aka Victoria Beckham, attempted to pull the latter of the two back in 2003 with the help of hip-hop legend and Jay Z collaborator Damon “Dame” Dash (whose wife, by the way, is Rachel Roy… You guys see the connection?).
The story goes, Victoria attempted to hit the solo market with a concept album called Come Together. She brought on Dash to help produce the album and recorded songs, but soon after, the project fell through.
Telstar, which was Beckham's label, folded before the album's release, partly because of Dash's producer fees.
Tracks from the album have started to leak online, and, I'm going to be honest, thank God she got into fashion and modeling.
I honestly can't believe this stuff came from the same guy who helped found Roc-A-Fella Records.
NooooOOOooooOOooooooOOOOO. LEAVE GEORGE MICHAEL ALONE!
Well, we all dodged a bullet there.