Where are all of our R&B Artists ?
So as I was listening to my music this morning I realized half of my catalog of music is stuck in the 90’s early 2000. It always amazes me the songs that randomly play when I hit shuffle. Rhythm and Blues is my favorite genre of music hands down, I grew up listening to it. It is actually alarming to anyone who listens to R&B music now because there is no diversity. Back in the day you had Brandy, Monica, Deborah Cox, Kelly Price, TLC, Destiny’s Child, SWV, Babyface, 112, Lil Mo, and so many people who made great R&B music and now its lacking.
I constantly wish we could get that old thing back, when R&B had a real list of current hits and was a diverse genre of music. I believe in our current R&B artist like Melanie Fiona, Jazmine Sullivan, Kerry Hilson, Bridget Kelly, Emeli Sande, and so many more I just wish they would get their due shine. In a world where you are either #RihannaNavy or #BeyHive it leaves little room for any other artists. But there was a time not so long ago when everyone had room the shine…can we please learn from the past.
Stroll through memory lane below and sing along because at least one of these songs is your jam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tamia: Officially Missing You
Lauryn Hill: Ex-Factor
Boyz II Men: End of the Road
The Tony Rich Project: Nobody knows
Babyface: Every time I close my eyes
Uncle Sam: I don’t ever wanna see you again
Brandy: Have You Ever
Xscape: Who Can I Run To
Mariah Carey: Fantasy
Kci and Jojo: Tell me it’s real
Whitney Houston: Heartbreak Hotel
Blackstreet: Don’t Leave Me
Az Yet: Last Night
Jesse Powell: You
Kelly Price: Friend of Mine ft. Ronald Isley & R.Kelly
Deborah Cox: Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here
Angie Marinez, Lil Kim, Left Eye, Da Brat, & Missy Elliott: Ladies Night
Now I know this last video was not technically r&b BUT its a classic so just enjoy it. Share some of your R&B classics!!!!!!!!!!!!!