Sunday, March 29, 2009

Awesome Old Skool jam.

I know I said I wasn't going to post anymore music videos for awhile, but it is almost 2 in the morning and I am feeling inexplicably funky.

I can't say that I am a Stevie Wonder fan, per se. I mean, I recognize the fact that Stevie Wonder is something of a legend, but that doesn't mean that he hasn't put out some horrible, horrible music. Still, "Superstition" is about as fly a song as there is. When people ask me why I don't like modern R&B, I can point to this song and say "Because it is nowhere near as good as this." and be totally, unequivocably correct. No one in today's R&B scene can make a song better than this. No one. Not the funk, not the groove, not the voice. I am certain that there are a few modern singers who are able to sing along with it perfectly, but no one can make this song better or cooler, which is possibly the highest compliment I can think of for a song. That isn't to say that something cool doesn't come out once in awhile these days, but for the most part, it seems that R&B has been relegated to quasi-romantics who try to look street singing scales about getting laid. Obviously, I think that sucks, and I stand by that opinion.

Anyway, close your eyes and kick some mad flava in ya ear, my babies.


katdish said...

"Anyway, close your eyes and kick some mad flava in ya ear, my babies." - You would think after reading that statement, the mental image I have of you would somehow be "less white". But, really no. Not so much. (But you're right about Stevie AND that song.)

Anonymous said...

Superstition is an awesome song. There are two thing I don't understand about R&B. The first is how "Rhythm and Blues" describes in ANY way the crap that's played on Hip Hop stations. There is certainly an argument to made that there's still rhythm however whining is not the blues.

The second thing I genuinely don't understand is why "Hip Hop" stations play R&B. Gangsta Rap is to Heavy metal as R&B is to Bubblegum pop. I have NEVER heard a radio station follow a Slayer song with a selection by Hannah Montana. Yet there are people doing the equivalent.

Timbo said...

I have never heard that either, but if I ever do, the apocalypse is sure to follow.