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Why We Should Support Today’s R&B Music

Submitted by on February 22, 2011 – 9:54 amNo Comment
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Last month I wrote a piece about how many of music’s biggest names are saying goodbye to R&B and hello to electro pop for various reasons. While the move to dance and house-based production is proving lucrative for acts like Chris Brown and Usher, there are still smooth crooners out there flying the flag for traditional R&B music.

Not only are artists like Bobby V putting out songs like “Words”—one of the most authentic slow jams since Ne-Yo debuted “So Sick” back in 2004, a classic that indicated the beginning of the end of quality R&B—they’re doing it without major support from radio and television (especially on an international level) and most conspicuously, on their own record labels. It’s up to us fans (like my peers who bemoan the golden era of 90s R&B by listening to absolutely nothing else on their Pandora stations) to ensure we continue throwing our weight behind not only the talent of yesteryear, but today’s crop of soul stars.

The Fellas:

Bobby V
www.bobbyvmusic.com
Album: Fly On The Wall (March 22)
Single: “Words”

Lloyd
www.lloydmusic.com
Album: King Of Hearts (April 19)
Single: “Lay It Down”

Tank
www.therealtank.com
Album: Now Or Never (out now)
Single: “Emergency”

R. Kelly
www.r-kelly.com
Album: Love Letter (out now)
Single: “When A Woman Loves”

Trey Songz
www.treysongz.com
Album: Passion, Pain & Pleasure (out now)
Single: “LoveFaces”

Raheem DeVaughn
www.raheemdevaughn.com
Mixtape: Jackin’ 4 Beats (out now)
Single: “She’s Single”

The Ladies:

Monica
www.monica.com
Album: Still Standing (out now)
Single: “Everything To Me”

K. Michelle
www.kmichellemusic.com
Album: Pain Medicine (due spring)
Single: “I Just Can’t Do This”

Marsha Ambrosius
www.marshaambrosius.com
Album: Late Nights & Early Mornings (March 1)
Single: “Far Away”

Teedra Moses
www.teedramoses.net
Mixtape: The Young Lioness (coming soon)
Single: “R U 4 Real”

Jazmine Sullivan
www.jazminesullivanmusic.com
Album: Love Me Back (out now)
Single: “10 Seconds”

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