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Fairy Tales, Fallacies and Falsehoods: How R&B music can misguide relationship ideals

By: Rapmusiq      I must begin this article with the clear disclaimer that I am a deep lover of 90’s R&B, Neo-Soul and any other music that falls remotely into these categories.  This music provided the soundtrack to my adolescence and helped shape the level of expectation that I had for future relationships.  I know this music backward and forward and you would be hard pressed to find an R&B hit from this era that I would be unfamiliar with; let alone not know every single lyric and plot of the music video.  I remember seeing the music video for “Someone to Love you” by Ruff Endz where the female protagonist, a new college student meets a gorgeous male student in the library and falls in love.   I watched that video for the first time as a junior high school student and I was convinced that this was how I would meet my husband.  Needless to say, this was not the case.  Not that I did not meet plenty of extremely nice, caring, driven young men throughout undergrad

R&B Groups Died and our teens are in trouble

By Capt SistaGurl Ladies and gentlemen of the black delegation we have something that needs to be addressed. While watching the New Edition biopic I noticed that at this present day and age there is a shortage of black male R&B groups. Every generation has had their fair share of boy bands and r&b supergroups to fawn over. Teens are currently growing up in an unusual space. Slow jams just don't hit the same, and truthfully speaking I think we all know it. Screaming over an R&B group or duo is a right of passage for adolescent girls. Take a look at the legions of fans of One Direction, K-Pop bands, and the Jonas brothers. Unfortunately, R&B in itself has had a major facelift over the years, and it’s not the same as before. Sure there are singers but those singers aren’t marketed to the tween audience. Being an 80s baby my list of boy bands were EXPANSIVE literally in every category. We had Boyz II Men, Jodeci, Mint Condition, BBD, Dru Hill, Silk,

Just when you thought R&B was dead... this happened

By Capt SistaGurl This message has been brought to you by the '80s and 90's babies who just aren't satisfied with Tory Lanez, Chris Brown, Trey Songz (no shade, that's my boo), and ole weak Jacques keeping R&B alive. Don't worry, I have whole archived posts about the importance of R&B and we will definitely be getting into them soon. But for now, we feast!    Remember a couple of months ago on the Soul Train Awards Jon B and Donnell Jones graced the stage with some of their greatest hits? It propelled me to recall a simpler time. A time when love actually meant love, and sex in music was often times served on delicious platters of innuendos! That time has passed. So much so that Chris Brown released a single today called "Wobble Up" that urged the fine ladies to "wobble on the dick". Very classy. But, I digress. Anyway, whilst checking my YouTube notifications I found a lovely surprise. Jon B and Donnell Jones have released a

Knee deep in Wendy Williams' business

By Rapmusiq I’m spent much of my free time in the last few weeks, knee deep in Wendy Williams' business. As she often says on her show; she’s a friend in my head. Something like a young auntie or an older cousin. Either way, her head on- full face camera rapport that I’ve been watching for the last 11 years makes me feel connected to her in the way many of us feel toward our problematic faves. Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve heard about the tremulous, scandalous personal problems she has been experiencing and indirectly addressing as of late.  It first became apparent to most when she passed out on live television last Halloween. She attributed this to a too toasty Halloween costume. However, this would lead to a series of odd on-screen displays that left her co-hosts gagging. She was spotted slurring her words during a hot topics segment, then a few weeks later arrived on screen sporting a full arm sling which she stated was due to a fall. Individually, these i