What happened-------to REAL BLACK MUSIC

What happened-------to REAL BLACK MUSIC

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Since: Aug 09

Lawrenceville, GA

#1 Aug 19, 2009
We use to have real Black music artist, that had real talent----and they made us proud

They carried themselves with RESPECT, on stage

We had great music artist like----Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Mavin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Donnie Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, The Gap Band, Cameo, Earth Wind and Fire, etc

And those Black music artist, put a real message in their songs

1. But today Black music artist, have become a DISGRACE

2. The songs are so foul, and nasty

3 The men are acting like----Pimps, Thugs, and clowns

4. And the women female artist, are acting like Whores

5. None of the Black music artist today, are putting an uplifting message in their songs

What HAPPENED to real Black music

And how did it get to this point

“aswad rajul min amerika”

Since: Dec 07

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#2 Aug 19, 2009
willneverforget wrote:
We use to have real Black music artist, that had real talent----and they made us proud
They carried themselves with RESPECT, on stage
We had great music artist like----Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Mavin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Donnie Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, The Gap Band, Cameo, Earth Wind and Fire, etc
And those Black music artist, put a real message in their songs
1. But today Black music artist, have become a DISGRACE
2. The songs are so foul, and nasty
3 The men are acting like----Pimps, Thugs, and clowns
4. And the women female artist, are acting like Whores
5. None of the Black music artist today, are putting an uplifting message in their songs
What HAPPENED to real Black music
And how did it get to this point
black music wasfull of professionals who had to have real talent. hip hop has destroyed black music.
I cant even listen to r and b cause its influenced so much by hip hop.

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Since: Aug 09

Lawrenceville, GA

#3 Aug 20, 2009
jayrag wrote:
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black music wasfull of professionals who had to have real talent. hip hop has destroyed black music.
I cant even listen to r and b cause its influenced so much by hip hop.
I agree with you

In the 60's-----Black people played musicial instruments

We had musicians like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Stevie Wonder, etc

But today when you turn on BET----you don't see any Black people playing musical instrument
minnie

Milwaukee, WI

#4 Aug 20, 2009
its still here, its more than likely considered underground music though.
Trust me, theres a lottttt of talent out there.
chrisette michele
amel lariuex
laura izibor
teedra moses
solange (not her singing but her writing skills)
melonie fiona
india arie
goapele
etc

Mack the Great

Since: May 07

Accokeek, MD

#5 Aug 20, 2009
It sucks because to many of todays R&B artist along with their New Jack Swing Era counterparts are riding the band wagon to do collabo's with todays rappers, so the quality of their music died down over the years, and will never be like their original 90's sounding NJS flare and tone to it.

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Since: Aug 09

Lawrenceville, GA

#6 Aug 20, 2009
minnie wrote:
its still here, its more than likely considered underground music though.
Trust me, theres a lottttt of talent out there.
chrisette michele
amel lariuex
laura izibor
teedra moses
solange (not her singing but her writing skills)
melonie fiona
india arie
goapele
etc
Black music artist in the 60's put a REAL MESSAGE in their songs

1. Marvin Gaye----wrote songs like What's Going On

2. Marvin Gaye----wrote a lot of songs that had a real social message, like Make Me Wanna Holler, and Mercy Mercy Me

3. Curtis Mayfield----always put a real social message, in his songs

4. Donnie Hathaway-----put a real social message, in his songs

5. Stevie Wonder-----put a real social message in his songs

6. Many other Black music artist in the 60's, put a real socially conscious message in their song

Black music artist use to sing about the struggle of Black people, and what was going on in the world

Black music artist today ARE NOT putting that kind of message songs

Most of the Black music artist today, only sing about sex and relationships

That's it

“It's Good being Me!”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#7 Aug 20, 2009
In order to make more money they had to reach a larger audiences. In order to a larger audience they had to appeal to them. Thus, our music became watered down to "others" would entertain it. It's gotten quite ridiculous unfortunately. The only real musicians/singers/artists/etc we are ever going to have are the ones that choose NOT to cross over & appeal to mainstream, meaning they have to be about more than just money.

Since: Jul 09

Houston, TX

#8 Aug 20, 2009
I agree i don't like how some rappers talk bout women like we are just tools. I only listen to 60s 70s 80s and some 90s music.
minnie

Milwaukee, WI

#9 Aug 20, 2009
willneverforget wrote:
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Black music artist in the 60's put a REAL MESSAGE in their songs
1. Marvin Gaye----wrote songs like What's Going On
2. Marvin Gaye----wrote a lot of songs that had a real social message, like Make Me Wanna Holler, and Mercy Mercy Me
3. Curtis Mayfield----always put a real social message, in his songs
4. Donnie Hathaway-----put a real social message, in his songs
5. Stevie Wonder-----put a real social message in his songs
6. Many other Black music artist in the 60's, put a real socially conscious message in their song
Black music artist use to sing about the struggle of Black people, and what was going on in the world
Black music artist today ARE NOT putting that kind of message songs
Most of the Black music artist today, only sing about sex and relationships
That's it
thats because you are more than likely listening to the radio
i guarantee that you will not find any decent songs on the radio
you have to dig deep to find serious r&b and rap artists

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Since: Aug 09

Lawrenceville, GA

#10 Aug 20, 2009
Half Women Half Amazing wrote:
In order to make more money they had to reach a larger audiences. In order to a larger audience they had to appeal to them. Thus, our music became watered down to "others" would entertain it. It's gotten quite ridiculous unfortunately. The only real musicians/singers/artists/etc we are ever going to have are the ones that choose NOT to cross over & appeal to mainstream, meaning they have to be about more than just money.
Black music today has become MINDLESS

James Brown wrote songs like-----Say it Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud

Black music artist in the 60's, use their music to speak to the hurt and pain of Black people

NONE of the Black R&B singers today, are doing that

1. If you listen to Black radio today, every song is about sex and relationship

2. Is that the only thing Black music artist today, have sense enough to write about
minnie

Milwaukee, WI

#11 Aug 20, 2009
willneverforget wrote:
<quoted text>
Black music artist in the 60's put a REAL MESSAGE in their songs
1. Marvin Gaye----wrote songs like What's Going On
2. Marvin Gaye----wrote a lot of songs that had a real social message, like Make Me Wanna Holler, and Mercy Mercy Me
3. Curtis Mayfield----always put a real social message, in his songs
4. Donnie Hathaway-----put a real social message, in his songs
5. Stevie Wonder-----put a real social message in his songs
6. Many other Black music artist in the 60's, put a real socially conscious message in their song
Black music artist use to sing about the struggle of Black people, and what was going on in the world
Black music artist today ARE NOT putting that kind of message songs
Most of the Black music artist today, only sing about sex and relationships
That's it
and you also have to look at the issures regarding the time periods
back in the 60's, they had to deal with all of the constant injustices brought upon them by the whites. They made political songs to reach out to the masses
todays generation doesnt exactly have to deal with that
our problems today revolves around relationships. Back in the 60's, you didnt hear much about single parent homes, and anti black women/men in our community, but now you do
to press on that issue, we have artist like india arie, jill scott and laura izibor to sing about our poisoned relationships in the black community
they didnt have this much division in the community like we do now and thats a lot of our songs are about relationships and love because its valued

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Since: Aug 09

Lawrenceville, GA

#12 Aug 20, 2009
PrettyNa wrote:
I agree i don't like how some rappers talk bout women like we are just tools. I only listen to 60s 70s 80s and some 90s music.
Black music today is MINDLESS and uninspiring

It's not even creative anymore

I haven't bought a CD, in over a year

I wouldn't spend my money, on this so called music that's out here today

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Since: Aug 09

Lawrenceville, GA

#13 Aug 20, 2009
Mack the Great wrote:
It sucks because to many of todays R&B artist along with their New Jack Swing Era counterparts are riding the band wagon to do collabo's with todays rappers, so the quality of their music died down over the years, and will never be like their original 90's sounding NJS flare and tone to it.
I agree

1. Who is the Marvin Gaye----of today

What R&B singer is writing socially conscious songs, like he did

Since: May 07

New York

#14 Aug 20, 2009
willneverforget wrote:
We use to have real Black music artist, that had real talent----and they made us proud
They carried themselves with RESPECT, on stage
We had great music artist like----Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Mavin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Donnie Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, The Gap Band, Cameo, Earth Wind and Fire, etc
And those Black music artist, put a real message in their songs
1. But today Black music artist, have become a DISGRACE
2. The songs are so foul, and nasty
3 The men are acting like----Pimps, Thugs, and clowns
4. And the women female artist, are acting like Whores
5. None of the Black music artist today, are putting an uplifting message in their songs
What HAPPENED to real Black music
And how did it get to this point
It's still around--but in the church of course.
That's where you'll find it.

The trollops, tartlets, wannabes and black neutral packaging record companies promote have essentially ruined the traditional sound.

A company like Motown, but without the mainstream focus that drove the company, is sorely needed into today's climate to bring black music back to prominence. That, and a return of fully funded music classes to the public schools, so that we start playing instruments again.

Level 1

Since: Aug 09

Lawrenceville, GA

#15 Aug 20, 2009
minnie wrote:
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thats because you are more than likely listening to the radio
i guarantee that you will not find any decent songs on the radio
you have to dig deep to find serious r&b and rap artists
In the 60's------you didn't have to go underground, to find good quality Black music

In the 60's quality Black music, was all over the place

From the Jackson 5, to Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin

1. Now the music industry today, is not about talent

2. It's about having a certian look

3. If you are a female artist today, it's about how much BOOTY you can show

Music today is almost about selling SEX
phins1989

Boca Raton, FL

#16 Aug 20, 2009
minnie wrote:
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thats because you are more than likely listening to the radio
i guarantee that you will not find any decent songs on the radio
you have to dig deep to find serious r&b and rap artists
What she said, Lupe Fiasco is one of my favorites, PaceWon and mr.green.



Those rappers make a lot of money, but they are just complete clowns, they make songs about how hood they are, then they go to their million dollar mansions. Some of those new women artist are just as pathetic.

Mack the Great

Since: May 07

Accokeek, MD

#17 Aug 20, 2009
willneverforget wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree
1. Who is the Marvin Gaye----of today
What R&B singer is writing socially conscious songs, like he did
I heard that John Legend is considered to be the Marvin Gaye of 2000's and he's pretty talented.
bronson

AOL

#18 Aug 20, 2009
willneverforget wrote:
We use to have real Black music artist, that had real talent----and they made us proud
They carried themselves with RESPECT, on stage
We had great music artist like----Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Mavin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Donnie Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, The Gap Band, Cameo, Earth Wind and Fire, etc
And those Black music artist, put a real message in their songs
1. But today Black music artist, have become a DISGRACE
2. The songs are so foul, and nasty
3 The men are acting like----Pimps, Thugs, and clowns
4. And the women female artist, are acting like Whores
5. None of the Black music artist today, are putting an uplifting message in their songs
What HAPPENED to real Black music
And how did it get to this point
what happened ?
nigguh's would rather hold their nuts and rap about shooting and rapeing people.
the days of stevie wonder are long gone.
wouldn't you want your son to be like rapper 50 cent. he wouldn't be kool if he was like michael steele.

: shakes head

Level 1

Since: Aug 09

Lawrenceville, GA

#19 Aug 20, 2009
coco_cure wrote:
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It's still around--but in the church of course.
That's where you'll find it.
The trollops, tartlets, wannabes and black neutral packaging record companies promote have essentially ruined the traditional sound.
A company like Motown, but without the mainstream focus that drove the company, is sorely needed into today's climate to bring black music back to prominence. That, and a return of fully funded music classes to the public schools, so that we start playing instruments again.
NONE of the R&B singers-----are putting a real message in their songs

None of them are singing about the struggle of Black people

If you buy and R&B cd today, it's going to have at least 15 songs on it-----and every song on that CD, is going to be about a male/female relationship

I don't want to hear no 15 songs, about a relationship

Level 1

Since: Aug 09

Lawrenceville, GA

#20 Aug 20, 2009
phins1989 wrote:
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What she said, Lupe Fiasco is one of my favorites, PaceWon and mr.green.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =b07h1gdyClcXX
Those rappers make a lot of money, but they are just complete clowns, they make songs about how hood they are, then they go to their million dollar mansions. Some of those new women artist are just as pathetic.
Who is the Marvin Gaye of today

1. Is Usher and Neo-----making socially conscious music, like Marvin did

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