Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Queen of Hip Hop Soul

Although this blog is dedicated solely to hip hop, I still have love for R&B, especially the classics from the 60s-90s, but it wasn't always like that. Back in the day, the 90s to be exact, of all times (lol), there was a time when I would never give R&B the type of day. To this day, I still don't know what the reason was, but whenever it came to R&B I wasn't trying to hear it, however, ONE artist at that time always managed to get my attention (and still does today) and she is:

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Mary J. Blige is the greatest R&B artist of her generation, as well as the greatest R&B artist of all time, period, no question. Her contributions, talent, discography, and evolution in the music industry has all but guaranteed her a MUCH deserved spot in the Hall of Fame. It wasn't solely her beauty, but it was something about her that commanded my attention at a time when I would literally ignore other R&B artists, male and female.

I LOVE these two albums right here. CLASSICS up and down the lineups, these are two albums (in addition to many) that helped defined an era and also helped usher in a new sound of merging hip hop and R&B. Ms. Blige continues to do that well today.

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