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Old 05-19-2011, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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In the 90s and early '00s, Next, Jagged Edge, Ruff Endz, Silk, B2K, Destinys Child, 3LW, and numerous others existed and put out some nice tunes like no other. The different voices on the same song kept one in a revitalized state.

Nowadays, almost none of these groups seem to exist and only survive in memory due to a lead singer jumping onto the neverending "soloist" bandwagon.
Are groups just a hard-sell to labels nowadays, or have the egos of a lead flooded the creative plain of the group?
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:39 PM
 
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They lost the R and the B and created a different form of rap IMO!

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Old 05-19-2011, 09:41 PM
 
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Yep!!! That's IT!!

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Old 05-19-2011, 09:42 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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There's all kinds of budget cutting that's occurred all through the 00s. The labels haven't figured out how to make up for lost revenue and now with Eminem's victory against UMI (Universal) they can't run their scam of deducting for packaging on downloads. The got what was coming to them. They have these slave contracts that work to screw the artists out of 95% of the money. Now we can sell directly to the consumer through digital downloads and make a nice living. I actually had an A&R guy tell me I really don't need to bother with a record label because most of what they did , A&R, promotion, they don't want to pay to do. They only want to sign established artists but once you're established you don't need them! LOL!
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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Nice response, but I'm just seriously getting a headache from hearing one voice on all the smooth rnb songs that came out in the last 5 years.

However, that's not as bad as all these rap artists getting all sissy on us.
Twista used to perform some kickin' tracks, but like Bow-Wow and Nelly, it's all about going all emo.
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