Hey my names Jay Soul – I’m a singer, song writer and a huge R’n’B fan. I set up this blog because R’n’B music is my first love and passion. An I worry that the art form is being lost in todays market. The question is R’n’B Dead? Here at R’n’B Lives as the title suggests I don’t think so! However it has lost a lot of it’s main stream ability to penetrate radio, TV and mainstream consciousness. This is a tragic loss for the music industry as R’n’B & other Black music such as Hip-hop have been a driving force for creativity, change and social message within music for many decades.
There are many reasons for this decline such as the lack of radio play. It seems radio stations are intent on playing the same 12 poorly sung songs on repeat for months on end. We no longer value or judge artists on if they can actually Sing! We live in a world of auto-tune and computer generated sounds. The industry is more obsessed with image and looks than it is with actual talent. 🙁