Now, I will be the first to admit that what I'm about to write is subjective and certainly open to debate.., and this will be one that I don't care if you agree or disagree with, 'cause I think the examples I'm about to give will bear me out and make my point without fail. Here's the controversial statement:
In this post Hip-Hop era, what's happened to the MALE Soul Singers?
Where are they? WHO's sitting on the abandoned Teddy Pendergrass, Peabo Bryson, Luther Vandross thrones? I don't mean those singers that 'dabble' in the art form, but where are those singing 'soul' fulltime? Can a male soul singer make a living singing about love, passion and angst in this day and age? Are 'non-traditional' singers as accepted as those we've come to think of as 'soul' singers. Well, I think I've found a few heir apparent to those vacated thrones and don't give me any grief about my choices 'till you listen to those I suggest, which, btw, are in no particular order. If you still disagree, Fine... Have it your way, and post anyone you think that is 'throwing down' even more and I'll be the first to say 'uncle!!' This is in fun folks, so be kind in your posts!! Oh yeah, let's make it a prerequisite that they have a presence on MySpace.
`EDEN in Albuquerque