like i mentioned in the musical taste thread i noticed people whom like hip-hop/soul or R&B tend to shun soul music.i'm not just talking about old school soul but modern soul as well.to me the hip-hop/soul genre seems to be flooded with "ok singers",or singers with weak vocal range.people like ashanti,ciara,112 and others.and the ones who can sing aren't really doing anything differrent people like ne-yo,jagged edge etc
the people who sing contemparary R&B are just doing typical R&B music.singers like tamia,jesse powell,jeffry osborne,faith evans.
but the people who listen to these genres tend to think the people who can sing are boring,or they don't like their voices.one girl told me leela james voice was too raspy,while another told me she didn't like the way she look.this same person said that was the same thing that turned her off by floetry.of course i was like WTF???
i mean what makes singers like 112,faith evans,mary j blige,ciara,ashanti,keisha cole,usher,and jagged edge beter than "real singers" like
joss stone,jill scott,angie stone,maxwell,van hunt,floetry,anthony hamilton?
so my question to you is,do you think people have been force fed average singers for so that that they have become the standard?