BRING BACK MY R&B!! part 2
By Tiffany Jenkins
It’s no question that some of the best women to come out of the genre were from the 80s and 90s. They have actually done a MUCH better job of holdin it down over the years than the fellas. (Ummm, sidebar, R&B does not automatically = sex, now it definitely can leeeaaadddd to it BUT it’s not necessary to be so raunchy wit it).
It’s also not depressing music either… Keyshia Cole and K. Michelle, I’m talking to YOU!! Can we get a happy album? Just once, that’s all I’m asking!!
Bring back my ring leaders! My Aaliyah, Lisa Stansfield, Deborah Cox, Tamia, Chante Moore, Stephanie Mills, Regina Belle, Patti Labelle YASSSSS HUNTY!!!! And we are still being blessed with Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan, Alicia Keys, Monica, Mary J. Blige, Lalah Hathaway and the diva Toni Braxton!!! I need a drink of water, the fabulosity is too much.
I mean our ladies from across the pond are even killing the game. I’m talking Estelle, Leona Lewis, Adele and the late great Amy Winehouse! Rest her soul.
Did I mention the INCREDIBLE girl groups? I didn’t? Well, um, TLC, Jade, En Vogue, SWV, Xscape, Total, Brownstone, 702, The Pointer Sisters and so many more! Coming from that legacy, how did we end up with a Tinashe?? I’m just sayin ‘…
Call me ol skool, retro, stuck in the past or whatever. I need music that I can feel, that takes me to a good place, that can move my soul…I want my R&B BACK!!!!