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What happen to the R&B singer?

"Ain't nothin like the real thing baby" sung by late great soulful singers Marvin Gaye and Tanmi Terrell in the 1960's. A time where the motown sound was dominating radio with songs of love, heartache, romance, social injustice etc. That what R&B use to be, now we have songs like these "bitches be like, these hoes ain't loyal, smoke,drink&breakup and list goes on. The days of the R&B singer is behind us In my opinion now don't get me wrong there is a slew a talented singers and writers out there for this genre however its not what dominating the charts right now. There is a new form of ratchet music that is taking over. The men of rnb are no longer the crooner trying to win the woman affection they are too busy dimissing bitches in the club and the woman are no longer hopeful of finding that special someone they are too busy trying to get 2 on, and surfboarding (sorry Bey). Yes I talk alot about this subject, I mentioned before I volunteer fo…

Age aint a nothing but number: Aaliyah debut turns twenty

May 24th 1994 It was spring time I was in sixth grade preparing for final exams and getting gready for summer. Around that time of course music was in the beginning stages of taking over my life. There was a song blowing up on the radio and that song was called back and forth by a newcomer named Aaliyah. I was introduced to Aaliyah from watching her video being played on the now defunct video channel called the box. From my first viewing of the video I was hooked. I wanted to know who she was, where did she come from. On May 24th  her  CD dropped. I can admit this as a Aaliyah fan, at first I was not wild about this CD, you have to remember I was thirteen in 94 my ear was not quite trained for music listening. It was all about the fanfare, the videos, the magazines, posters etc. It was a bit over my head at the time, until the middle of summer  approached. I started listening to my Aaliyah cassette daily. It was then when I fell in love with this album. I am not an R.kelly fan howeve…