R&B isn't much these days.
The real love songs were written back in the 80s and 90s. Even though some songs were sexual (like during the 90s New Jack Swing era) the majority actually said something and were extremely chill. Most empowered women (Mary J. Blidge, Eryka Badu) and some like New Edition and Boyz II Men created some classic hits and were sort of the boy bands for the black community.
Personally, as a black woman, I don't listen to new r&b or rap, at least not mainstream. It's just not the genre I particularly care for these days. Watching the trash on 106 & Park makes me miss the old school.
My God this thread absolutely brought out the worst users this site has. I absolutely love pop-punk but to find it more interesting than hip-hop is just wrong. Hip-hop presents you with a world that isn't your own, most pop-punk bands are like us, white kids who fell in love with a girl. Hip-hop gives you the insight into a different society, tell me, who in pop-punk can tell a story like Nas or Reasonable Doubt era Jay-Z? You gonna try tell me that 14 year old girls like Max Bemis are more talented than Tyler, the Creator? Fuck you.
one of my best friends is a Lil B fanatic. he has every mixtape, and we take turns playing eachother music in my car and history class. i've listened to at least 200 Lil B songs, being able to enjoy MAYBE 3.
yeah from what i've heard lil b has pretty much nothing going for him at all...seems REALLY bad. but if i had to listen to at least 200 songs by him, im sure i might find three to enjoy too
It doesn't come across as that, it's just that your perception is inaccurate and you don't know what you're talking about. Nothing personal really, and you haven't even been here for two years, but it's fairly obvious that I listen to a lot of music from all across the genre spectrum.
Oh, another comment about my ego...Right. Once again, another example of your perception being very inaccurate.