Love And Hip-Hop … Music

I have a very SERIOUS question……

What in the world happened to R&B/Soul Music??  Seriously, I want to know.  This is a pet peeve of mine.  I have very interesting music taste so I listen to an array of things BUT I do not want to listen to Jazz, all the time or Neo-Soul, all the time or Gospel all the time or even my beloved Big Band Swing all the time!  Sometimes I want to hear some good old R&B, some love songs, something you can dream about. But UNFORTUNATELY there is none!
I have “old” music on my tablet that stays in heavy rotation like anything by Marvin Gaye, Promise by Jagged Edge, Lately by Tyrese, There Goes My Baby by Usher, Cab Ride by Tweet (LOL! Yes, I said Tweet, you remember her) etc.  But where are all the current songs about LOVE? I mean LOVE, not the songs about “Hit It and Quit It”, not the songs about dropping it low, or the songs about friends with benefits.
AND ANOTHER THING, another Pet peeve is why must every song have a rapper on it????  As soon as I think something is sounding good, I am getting a good head nod going, all of a sudden I hear Wale, or Lil Wayne, or Rick Ross.  Sorry people, just so you know a rapper on every track does not make it a hit, it just makes me turn it off!
Another thing, STOP trying to blend or annihilate the genres!  My R&B/Soul should NOT be sounding like POP music, RAP should NOT be sounding like R&B, POP should not be sounding like HIP-HOP!  UGHHHH! Yes I am frustrated because I want to listen to something good but something current!  Is there currently NO GOOD MUSIC??? (By the way, side note – I think today’s HIP-HOP is GARBAGE! But that is a rant for another day!)
If you go to Billboard, you will find a category that says Top HIP-HOP & R&B.  On this list you have…

  1. Ni**as In Paris – Jay-Z & Kanye West
  2. Party – Beyonce & Andre 3000
  3. Lotus Flower Bomb – Wale & Miquel
  4. Headlines – Drake
  5. She Will- Lil Wayne & Drake
  6. Dance (A$$) – Big Sean & Nicki Minaj
  7. That Way – Wale, Jermemih & Rick Ross
  8. Body 2 Body – Ace Hood & Chris Brown
  9. 5 o’clock – T-Pain, Wiz Khalifa & Lily Allen
  10. Make Me Proud – Drake & Nicki Minaj

Do you see this NONSENSE??? First of all I am mad that R&B has to share a category with HIP-HOP, but I am even MADDER because there is NO real R&B in the R&B category!!!  Come on people pull it together.  There has to be someone out there who can sing AND I DO NOT MEAN MJB!!!  Is there no one current from this decade who can sing????
Well, I’m off to listen to Marvin Gaye & Luther…

Peace & Love All

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Robyn
    Dec 06, 2011 @ 03:19:53


  2. Robyn
    Dec 06, 2011 @ 03:20:32


  3. msladydeborah
    Dec 06, 2011 @ 07:19:56

    I have to agree with you. It's just a void and no one is filling it.

  4. diceyblog
    Dec 06, 2011 @ 13:26:07

    Ok. You have a point. The Billboard chart is evidence.

  5. Regina
    Dec 06, 2011 @ 13:56:33

    That Billboard chart is so sad…

  6. Anonymous
    Dec 06, 2011 @ 13:57:39

    (From FaceBook) -Brit Brat – I so agree but I love tyrese new cd and tanks last one. Boys 2 men just came back out too!

  7. Don
    Dec 08, 2011 @ 03:21:56

    You had me roaring in laughter after reading this entertaining post. I agree – viewing the list of names and songs are somewhat embarrassing when you consider how good the genre of r&b/soft soul really is.Wish I could offer insight but I am dumbfounded. Well, at least we still have the classic albums that we can always listen.Great point @ stop combining the different genre of music.

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