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In 1990, L.A. Star provided a woman's perspective on the gangsta life at a time when there weren't many female rappers willing to operate in that arena. At the same time, she also included some material with a romantic side, though she couldn't afford to juxtapose vulnerability too close to combativeness. Poetess was a decent debut on Profile, but there wasn't a follow-up. ~ Ron Wynn, Rovi