But lately I’ve been hearing that my songs don’t sound like everything else on the radio; and that my songs are a perfect fit for film, television and advertising. This is where I say, “you do get
Throughout my career I’ve admired and been influenced by songwriters whose lyrics are still relevant today (think Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Smokey Robinson, Bill Withers) and sound damn good on the radio today too. The same goes for singers whose soulful delivery brought us to our feet (James Brown, Barry White, Al Green and Isaac Hayes) and balladeers who just sang, sang, sang (Peabo Bryson, James Ingram, Jeffrey Osborne and Luther Vandross, one of my mentors who sold us a whole of products through his voice in advertising).
Then, as we came upon the end of the 20th century, we all got excited the first time we heard D’Angelo, Maxwell and Musiq Soulchild, because they didn’t sound like everyone else on the radio. So right about now I’m thinkin’ different was always good and it still is. Whatchoothink?
Oh, by the way, has anyone noticed that some songs played on the radio are the same or similar in title and storyline as three of the songs on MASTERPIECE?: “Hate That I Love You” (Rihanna/Ne-Yo), “Just Like You” (Keyshia Cole) and “Money’ Don’t Mean A Thing” (Dwele’s last album)
What’s Up With Masterpiece…….DJs are felling "For The People" and people are lovin’ it on the dance floor in Brooklyn, on Long island and in
Where In The World Is J. Phoenix……On my way to
Thanks for coming on the ride and let’s continue the conversation…….
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