Its the phoniest genre of music ever! And the worst part about the music is - everybody is always in love or falling out of love with someone. Its always about some hot chick or some hot dude, geez! And all the singers are so phony, gawd, see them pose for the camera, pouting their stupid lipstick mouths at ya every damn time, like hey I'm hot, fall down and kill yourself. Gawd, doesn't that stuff make you just wanna puke your guts out. Pls I know most people enjoy it, but if there's at least one person in the damn forums who shares my sentiments about this, I guarantee, I'll hold you in the highest esteem. Really. The guy who invented the stuff should be horse-whipped....at least!
Well, you must be talking about today's R & B... in that case I'd have to agree... but the roots of R & B go back to the early Motown recordings guys like Bobby "Blue" Bland, and Otis Redding...now THAT was music!
First and foremost, Rock, then Techno, then Celtic, then Ska, then Naija, then Pop, then Classical music, then Hip hop - real hip hop, none of that Lil Wayne stuff either, then some Jazz, and Soul like Erykah Badu, Desree, and Jill Scott.
Gotcha! So you do have some exceptions in RnB. Nice taste in Music but me and you couldn't go clubbing if it was Rock and Techno. Hip hop - Yes, we're talking and Naija - my goodness those girls know how to drop it like its hot. Lol.
OK. Thats what I thought you meant. here, we call it hip hop, R&B usally means like, Barry White. I like the beat to some of those songs, the lyrics are horrid and most of it is sampled so its not even origional.
On billboard, R&B/Hip Hop are one category. Going through the list you can tell which ones are which. Most of the new stuff is "show music" the music that may have a good beat and gets play in clubs and remixed, but the lyrics don't mean very much. Its girls and guys sayin "that's my jam!" and dancing music, not contemplate life "this is so amazing" music. I do like Mary, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, etc. But not so much "superman that hoe!" Catchy song and the dance is funny, but you won't catch me listening to it on my ipod.
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