The other day Tyrese went into a lightweight rant on twitter about singers who also rap. He didn’t mention any names and stated that he wasn’t talking to anyone specifically but he could not have been talking about anyone other than Trey Songz..
I heard a song Songz made “when he got bored” and he was rapping.. I thought he could have kept that.. I tweeted about it and one of my followers responded telling me that Trey was originally a rapper to begin with before he switched to R&B. I don’t know how true that is. And I really don’t care. But I certainly wasn’t feeling the song.
While Trey made “Neighbors Know My Name” and it wasn’t a deep song, but is was sung well and did have some type of emotional effect over me.. Or maybe it was the guy that introduced me to the song who had the effect on me.. LOL , But overall it was a good song.. Trey should stick to making songz like that. Songs that people actually remember years later.. I don’t remember one line from his rap song that I listened to.
Tank, Ginuwine and Tyrese at 2007 BET Awards (This picture is Heaven)
The other day I posted an old school R&B song to my facebook page and asked what happened to the charming men who used to sing like this? At this point in my life I still love the Temptations, especially “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Bed”. I love the way they sung and seranaded women. I asked what happened to R&B. I think the infiltration of rap artists into the R&B scene is what happened to R&B. You have Neyo who is a great song writer and a decent singer on Plies “Bust It Baby”.. Now I’m not saying Bust It Baby is not a good song, it is a good song. but it’s not a nice song, that gives me feelings of love and romance.. Then again, I’m not a hood rat, so….
The lack of R&B’s incapacity to charm the women these days is why so many of us are still in love with Jodeci.
The Temptations – Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
This is the old Tyrese – SWEET LADY
This is the New Tyrese – STAY
Jodeci – STAY
So Tyrese is clearly backing his rant up. And you must admit that the man has a point. At least he tries to make good music for women.
Do you feel that the infiltration of rappers into R&B is partially responsible for the lackadaisical state of R&B?