R.I.P. Andrea Martin

American songwriter Andrea Martin passed September 27th at the age of 49. Martin crafted some of the most enduring R&B songs of the past three decades including “You’re The One For Me” for SWV, Angie Stone’s “Wish I Didn’t Miss You,” Monica’s “Before You Walk Out Of My Life,” En Vogue’s “Don’t Let Go (Love)” and Toni Braxton’s “I Love Me Some Him.” The Brooklyn native was also a singer and her solo album The Best Of Me was released in 1998. It was just revealed earlier this month that Martin’s vocals were used on the Robin S. dance classic “Show Me Love.” In recent years she wrote songs for Leela James, Leona Lewis, Fantasia and Jennifer Hudson. Several online tributes went up to her shortly after her death was announced on her Instagram page. Martin’s songs are landmarks for the time they were released and will continue to live as long as people listen to music.