a lifetime of
has moved on to the self-affirmation stage
of her Diva Recovery Program.
''I ain't sayin' that I'm the best,
but I'm the best,'' she brags
on Stronger With Every Tear, a hip-hop soul
hymnbook full of inspirationals.
There's so much feel-goodness,
you might long for the drama of
yore. Luckily, she brings it on the
bouncy piano groove ''Kitchen,''
which offers good advice to
any lady who's loved a hungry
man: ''Never let a girl cook in
your kitchen.'' B