# Hip hop
RnB is Still Alive and there is a New Generation of Talent Coming
There has been an open conversation about RnB being dead for the past ten years. Everyone wants to go back to when RnB was going platinum out the gate with artists like Jodeci, Mariah Carey, Guy, Jagged Edge, Silk, and Shanice, to name a few. In those days, rappers were scrambling to get features with some of the hottest singers. Most people don't realize that RnB started transforming into what we call RnB/Hip-Hop today. As RnB began to evolve, rapping became more prominent. Why? I can't exactly put my finger on it, but maybe this new generation thinks rap is more catchy than RnB alone. As time went on, the new music lovers started to prefer rap with their RnB. I'm talking about the younger generation. If you look at the RnB hits from the '90s and the RnB hits from 2021, you can easily see that there is a lot more rap. One of the biggest RnB songs in 2021 was 'Industry Baby" by Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow. The thing that was missing was the powerful RnB vocal performance. Don't get me wrong, and the hook was melodic and catchy but far from an outstanding vocal performance. This new generation doesn't crave those great vocal performances like the 90's music lovers. Anthony Hamilton put out a fantastic album in 2021 with some of the best vocals you ever heard in your life but did you even know it was out?
Hasizzle, The King of Bounce's, "Wanna be Loved", music video set to premiere.
New Orleans Bounce music has crowned its king, hailing Hasizzle as the King of Bounce with his smash hit, "Getcha Sum", being the party anthem at clubs, blocks parties, and backyard barbecues. As his musical influence begins to reach a more mainstream audience nationwide, Hasizzle is set to premiere the music video for his up and coming song, "Wanna be Loved", on Friday, January 14th.
The Evolution of Terrance: A Bay Area Artist Grows Before Our Eyes
What is it about music that has the power to change your entire mood? If you were to look to the cold, hard facts, music can assist in the reduction of your heart rate. It lowers your blood pressure. Music can also cause a drop in the amount of cortisol, aka the body's main stress hormone, allowing your body a break from the anxiety. Looking beyond science, music is also a tool that brings people together. It bridges gaps from language, to difference of opinion. It breaks down barriers that can normally feel impenetrable. It creates community.
Festival Season Returns: How a Bay Area Production Company is Bringing Independent Festivals Back in a Big Way.
"What were you doing when the world shut down?" After two years of a pandemic, it's inevitable that most of us have an answer for that question. Like the Kennedy assassination, the bombings on 9/11, or any other historically significant moment that changed or defined a generation; an entire globe effectively shutting down complete with food and supply shortages, a virus that spread like wildfire, and a total inability to combat it will forever be a moment that changed everything.
Landon Sears Is Bound to Blow Up In 2022
Landon Sears’ music cannot be generalized. His versatility and consistency are causing him to carve his lane in the music industry. Sears is currently located in Nashville, Tennessee which is the capital of country music. The majority of the artist coming out of the historic city are country artists attempting to emulate the success of natives such as Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash. Sears ultimately took a different route from his peers with his unique mix of genres.
Rising Michigan Rapper L’S810 Unveils Candid New Album
US rapper L’S810 has unveiled his must-hear new album, Requiem Of A Black Man. The project tells a tale of traveling to a parallel universe and returning with a higher consciousness. It hears the Flint, Michigan rapper having communication with himself in these parallel universes as he begins to have a stronger grasp on life. Armed with production from ConnorChillOut, Wahyo and Tumbo, L’S810 (alongside featured artists such as Joey Cool, Jon Connor and Messo) delivers his best and most candid project to date.
Lo-Fi Hip-Hop is Steadily Becoming a Cultural Phenomenon Around the Globe
Lo-Fi Music Producer Donald Wayne Kinge.g. Spate Media. Lo-Fi hip-hop is quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon. The hip-hop beats and animations attract a new audience to what seems to be reincarnated jazz. Jazz always finds a way to come back, even when you look at jazz artists like Louis Armstrong in the 1920s and fast forward to the 80s with jazz stars like Miles Davis and Kenny G. Now you have what most people call lo-fi hip-hop. That is a blend of jazz music over 90s hip-hop beats.
Def Jam Artist Dave East Announces Signing RnB Singer Steven Young to His FTD Imprint
While on tour with Dave East, fans of up-and-coming singer Steven Young got a surprise announcement. Dave East announced he was signing RnB singer from New York Steven Young. Steve garnered attention from TV shows like The Voice and America's Got Talent but didn't pursue them because he didn't want to expose certain aspects of his life. Many have coined Steve as a musical genius, the new R. Kelly. Steven also sings, produces, and freestyles all of his music which is beyond talented; it's a god-given gift. Dave East has a record label distributed by Def Jam called FTD, and Steven Young will be the first artist signed to that label. The duo has already collaborated on songs like "Dolla and a dream," "Take It All," and Grey Poupon. Other record labels are already clambering to get their hands on the young hitmaker.
Music Heals: The Albums That Saved My Life in 2021 - A Series.
It's a statement I've uttered, in a proverbial sense, a million times over throughout my existence. Yet 2021 may have been the first time the proverbial transformed to the literal. Where the collective loss, personal grief, and subsequent heartbreak smacked me so hard that I wasn't sure how I would come out of it.