Posts Tagged ‘ LeToya Luckett ’

No, No, No (future without history)

No, No, No

Destiny’s Child
No, No, No

To further continue the point I made yesterday, I would like to repeat that without Barry White or The Love Unlimited Orchestra there would be no Destiny’s Child as we know. ‘No, No, No‘ was mainly written by Lady Gaga’s ex boyfriend Rob Fusari. Tamar Braxton’s  husband Vincent Herbert also produced the original 1997 version of the song which did pretty well on the slow down charts.
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Love Unlimited – Walking in The Rain With The One I Love

This is an oldie but goodie, who can believe that this track is over 40 years old? They definitely do not make songs like this anymore! And if your wondering who the guy on the telephone was, yes it was The Late Great Barry White talking to his wifey and lead singer of Love Unlimited Glodean James.

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Destiny’s Child

Destiny's Child

LaTavia’s expecting her own Destiny’s Child

Original Destiny’s Child member LaTavia Roberson is expecting her first child on Beyonce’s birthday (4th September 2013). LaTavia is the second member of the group to conceive a child after lead-member Beyonce.

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R&B is Dead!

Today while I was visiting The Singersroom I came across an interview with an up and coming artist from Southern California called Havana. In her interview she was asked “Do you think R&B is dead?”

Havana did not answer yes to this question but I did sense a negative vibe from her when referring to the state of the music industry. In response to this question I feel like the music industry has many innovative and original artists in existence.

Many of the real R&B artists in my opinion are overshadowed by the commercial market but that does not mean R&B is dead!

R&B is all about community, heart and soul. R&B is all about lyrical content and the effect it has on individuals, families, communities and nations. Most authentic R&B artists exist without the accolades and awards that many mainstream ‘R&B’ artist get in the music industry.

Chart positions play too much of an important role in the fate of many talented R&B artist, but hardcore R&B audiences understand this and still show support in the artist they like even if the artist is not longer in rotation.

The commercial market is unforgiving in the way is reproduces songs and extracts what is popular from soulful sounds. Artists like Beyonce, JLS and Alexandra Burke may be selling for the masses but also contribute to the future of R&B as they give unsigned and underdeveloped talent something to reflect upon in terms of establishing art that is more authentic and soulful.

This is just another form of capitalism and the legacy of the imperial structure of society from the eighteenth century. No matter how you look at the situation its all down to the listener to educate themselves on what is real R&B!

I have put together a list of artist’s past and present who I think deserve recognition for the role they have played in creating, innovating and progressing R&B music;

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