SWV Gaves Us Classics In the 90’s & Now They’re Coming Back For More

LeLee, Coko, and Taj are still performing together at different venues every now and then.  And Coko also confirmed on her blog that the group is indeed recording a new album together this year.

When you think of the 90’s music era you can’t help but to notice it gave birth to some of the hottest platinum artists in the game (SWV, Jade, Jodeci, Faith Evans, etc). Artists who are struggling to get the attention of the listening public now, were heavy spinners on radio, some selling 20,000 plus records a week in the stores. But what the hell happened? Where did that real R&B music go? In my opinion, and I’m sure millions will agree with me, is that the best thing that could have happened with music was the freedom to be able to pick and chose what genre of music you want to listen to. Radio now is fluttered with what I consider “Kindergarten snacks”, where the artist just gives you a lollipop and some bubble gum, but the real music fans are still left waiting for a real meal. Now don’t get me wrong, there are some new school artists that I can appreciate, but it’s for the moment, they are not artists that I would wanna hear years from now. Something is really wrong with that picture. I refuse to believe that real music is dead and there is no solid place for those “real” artists, songwriters and producers. We as the listening and buying public are responsible for what we want to hear, and the artists we want to see. It’s important that we keep the 90’s music alive and support our local underground artists who are getting lost in the shuffle. We are not going to the stores buying real music, but rather sit our asses in the hair salons and barber shops waiting for the bootleg copy. Come on guys lets request, “Weak”, “Forever my Lady” and all of those great 90’s songs that “YOU” made number one.

One Response to “SWV IS RETURNING TO R&B”

  1. digitalboyinanalogworld Says:

    I feel you on this Tokyo. The problem with the state of music now adays is that there is way too much instant gratification. These supposed “Hits” that we have out now are massed produced and following the same cookie cutter mold. I find that the real music comes from those artist that their gaps are that of spanning years between each album. Take Sade for instance, this chick makes a album every eight to ten years, and every time she comes out she is on point (I would never thought I’d hear “Solider of Love” in the hood. I do agree that we need to support our artist, and stop feeding into the “kindergarten snacks” because they are really only giving us what we pay for.

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