533. Teena Marie

Teena Marie was an anomaly in many ways. As a female Caucasian, she came from a demographic that was not supposed to produce Funk albums, but she did so in a very capable way. As a protégé of Rick James, Marie was not just a singer, but she wrote produced and arranged all of her material. As a female breaking down a barrier and with her exceptional talent, she could be a surprise wildcard entrant to the Hall.

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