Thursday, January 6, 2011

Before He Was LOL-ing, He Had SOUL!

For the last couple of years I have witnessed the R&B scene turn from being sensually-potent with deep figurative speech elaborating the blissful feel of the art of love making to converting the passions of human nature into a meaning-less facade.

Don't believe me? Turn to your favourite radio station and seek the top ten songs, the men either sing about performing sex and the women sing about relationship problems.

The problem lies in the human characteristic for this evident lust for greed. Greed turns artists into selling themselves. I'm positive that these artists grew up idolizing artists like Marvin Gaye, Luthor Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass, Anita Baker, Sade, Donny Hathaway, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Chaka Kahn, Stevie Wonder, Micheal Jackson, Patti Labelle, Aretha Franklin and etc. With influences as wonderful as the previous legends mentioned before how can the state of such a incredible art be at such a horrible condition?

My greatest example is Virginia's own, Trey Songz. This artist completely lost himself in the battle against greed. He is an amazing singer with an incredible first album to back up my claims. He came into the game with comparisons to R.Kelly and the support of Aretha Franklin. It still leaves me confused and bitter at the fact that I can't figure out where this gentleman went wrong! How could he of have gone wrong? Present R&B stars who are receiving overwhelming attention from the market (mostly females in their teens) release albums that in ten years won't be remembered. SEX SEX AND MORE SEX will be the demise of an art form that has soothed the hearts of millions of men and women and holds the dearest memories has turned into a melodic-porno genre of music.

Before some of you disagree with me, I want to clear things up, there are still artists who are continuing the legacy of the genre but you must keep in mind that these artist aren't getting the appreciation they deserve which only enforces the point of this post.

I am going to post every song on Trey's first album titled, "I Gotta Make It".

1.Trey Songz - A Message From Aretha (I Gotta Make It Intro)

2. Trey Songz & Twista - Gotta Make It

3. Trey Songz - Cheat On You

4. Trey Songz - Gotta Go

5. Trey Songz - Ooo

6. Trey Songz - All The Ifs

7. Trey Songz - Ur Behind

8. Trey Songz - From A Womans Hand

9. Trey Songz - Kinda Lovin'

10. Trey Songz - Comin' For You

11. Trey Songz - Just Wanna Cut (Prelude)

12. Trey Songz - Just Wanna Cut

13. Trey Songz - In The Middle

14. Trey Songz - Make Love Tonight

15. Trey Songz - Hatin' Love

16. Trey Songz - Gotta Go (Reprise)

17. Trey Songz, Aretha Franklin & Juvenille - Gotta Make It (Remix)


shorty. said...

Je t'aime Flo!

I used to be a HARDCORE Trey Songz fan, and then he started doing all these songs that quite frankly we're tasteless. None of his music was my cuddle music anymore, like after he cut his braids it was all down hill. Well, at least we've got his old stuff right?

Florind Metalla said...

When his braids hit the floor quite frankly is when his soul vanished. I guess you're right better enjoy what we have because it could be wrong.

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