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As our fallen angel Whitney Houston once sang, “I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way...”


Well, clearly six-year-old Abby Elle was taught well because she’s definitely leading the way.

Undeterred by the foolishness that derailed Black History Month, Abby put on for the culture and closed February out right by recreating an assortment of iconic album covers that proliferated our childhoods.


From Alicia Keys’ seminal “Songs in A Minor”, to Whitney Houston’s self-titled debut, to even Anita Baker’s breakthrough “Rapture”, prepare to be amazed.

“I wanted to pay homage to some awesome singers,” Abby’s mother Miriame told BuzzFeed. “I basically picked artists I grew up listening to in my childhood and as a young adult. I wanted to show my daughter some of the singers I’ve loved throughout the years.”

Their tribute—which was a collaborative effort between Abby, Miriame, photographer Ernie Michael Hall, and graphic artist Glen Thomas—also includes favorites like Toni Braxton and Missy Elliot.


Kids be knowin’.

Give Abby an Instagram follow and check out the rest of her tribute to a talented array of black artists here.

Menace to supremacy. Founder of Extraordinary Ideas and co-host and producer of The Extraordinary Negroes podcast. Impatiently waiting for ya'll to stop putting sugar in grits.

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