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R. Kelly Discusses the Lack of Support for R&B Artists

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    Preach brother.

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    All facts...

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    Real talk. That's why I go out of my way to purchase albums of Black artist I never even heard of or new artist just to support & they turn out to be pleasant suprises for doing so. ie Stacey Barthe, Gary Clarke Jr, Timothy Bloom, Audray Day or even the vets like Angie Stone or Joe (last album was great)

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    he ain't say no names but you know Adele gets bought as well as a Garth Brooks still.

    R&B does get treated like Process cheese by some unless a White Act does it and then the record companys spend a ton of money
    to blow so and so up.

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    You are absolutely right. I like Adele but let's not act like she is the only person doing soul music. That's what pisses me off. Just like Justin Timberlake. Let him come out with a new album and he gets praised like he is Jesus himself. We know this great white hope mentality is nothing new but it just really urks me. What troubles me is that we have so much power to actually change the way things are going. Record companies aside. We can do this grassroots style. We just have to come up with a unified way of supporting our soul artists. Country music fans don't play. They will support country artists and we need to take a few pages from their playbook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redemption08 View Post
    You are absolutely right. I like Adele but let's not act like she is the only person doing soul music. That's what pisses me off. Just like Justin Timberlake. Let him come out with a new album and he gets praised like he is Jesus himself. We know this great white hope mentality is nothing new but it just really urks me. What troubles me is that we have so much power to actually change the way things are going. Record companies aside. We can do this grassroots style. We just have to come up with a unified way of supporting our soul artists. Country music fans don't play. They will support country artists and we need to take a few pages from their playbook.
    i hear nothing soulful about her music...thats what theyre trying to brainwash people into believing ....all i hear from her ...is overhyped pop singer doing anthems for the trailer park...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KARMA View Post
    i hear nothing soulful about her music...thats what theyre trying to brainwash people into believing ....all i hear from her ...is overhyped pop singer doing anthems for the trailer park...
    she is like a updated Celine Dion for staarbucks crowd. she reminds of Garth Brooks from back in the 90's in that a middle of the road act with some better than average talent, got treated like they were a superstar and they had this dough style oh shucks i', just like anybody else style. Adele though is pulling a white version of Mary J Bliege in that she gets over on being depressed and down, but if Adele ever gets happy than its a wrap. however she has sold this oh shucks middle of the road style and feel. there is a audience for it however it comes and goes and in a few years there will be another Adele. and lets be real she ain't gonna put her album at 40 passing this same thing off, gee I hope not.

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    I'm not a huge fan of Adele's music (it's ok, but I can take it or leave it) but I like how normal she is. Stays away from events, is pretty much invisible outside of album promotion, and just generally seems quite nice. Disappearing for a while and having gaps of 3/4 years in between albums seems to be working in her favour massively too, nobody is getting tired of seeing her. She's also a fan of Kellz (remember the Jools Holland show?) so she gets credit and a pass from me.

    As for R&B, Sales down all across the genre, Jeremih has been everywhere this year, had a couple of hits himself as well as featuring on so many songs that have been successful.. Released his album last week and got to #54 . August Alsina's first week sales look to be about a 50% drop from his first album that came out last year.. The Buffet is struggling.. I was hoping that the support Tyrese's Black Rose got was going to push R&B on as a whole but I guess not. Chris Brown's numbers next week will be telling
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    Hell the numbers Adele have been putting up, she can do an album every, 4 yrs. I also have been saying she does white soul/R&B

    And sites like Grio have been posting that Kelly is begging ppl to buy his album. I totally understood what he was saying as Tyrese, Tank & others have recently said the same thing. R&B is like the bastard child of the music world seems like. Ppl saying R&B is dead are the ones not supporting artists that are putting out great albums but not getting that support. At the same time, Kelly is turning a lot of ppl off by constantly trying hard to appeal to a younger audience which I'm sure is a fine line to walk next to relevance.

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