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What happened to the r&b singing group?

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Reply #1 posted 08/04/11 3:53pm

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5-4-3-2...

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Reply #2 posted 08/04/11 5:09pm

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RnBAmbassador said:

Excellent read below:

http://www.theroot.com/vi...;GT1=38002

Better Yet what happend to the friggin RB group with instruments! Forget the singing group, i can do without more NEXT and SHAI and MEN OF VIZION wackness.


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Reply #3 posted 08/04/11 5:14pm

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lastdecember said:

RnBAmbassador said:

Excellent read below:

http://www.theroot.com/vi...;GT1=38002

Better Yet what happend to the friggin RB group with instruments! Forget the singing group, i can do without more NEXT and SHAI and MEN OF VIZION wackness.

brick There is nothing wack about Shai (well, their first 3 albums at least). Man for man, they were the best vocal group of the '90s bar none.

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Reply #4 posted 08/04/11 5:15pm

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ME, MYSELF, & I.

Those three egos can get all the credit, all the money, and they don't have to share the spotlight wit' nobody. That's what happened to R&B singing groups.

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Reply #5 posted 08/04/11 5:17pm

Timmy84

Ego.

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Reply #6 posted 08/04/11 5:21pm

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lastdecember said:

RnBAmbassador said:

Excellent read below:

http://www.theroot.com/vi...;GT1=38002

Better Yet what happend to the friggin RB group with instruments! Forget the singing group, i can do without more NEXT and SHAI and MEN OF VIZION wackness.

The RnB Band dies about 15 years before the RnB groups.

The last RnB group was (no joke) B2K. Can anyone name a group that came out after them ...

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Reply #7 posted 08/04/11 5:40pm

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certainly not pretty ricky either

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Reply #8 posted 08/04/11 5:45pm

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

lastdecember said:

Better Yet what happend to the friggin RB group with instruments! Forget the singing group, i can do without more NEXT and SHAI and MEN OF VIZION wackness.

The RnB Band dies about 15 years before the RnB groups.

The last RnB group was (no joke) B2K. Can anyone name a group that came out after them ...

For what it's worth, Day 26 bored

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Reply #9 posted 08/04/11 5:51pm

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phunkdaddy said:

LittleBLUECorvette said:

The RnB Band dies about 15 years before the RnB groups.

The last RnB group was (no joke) B2K. Can anyone name a group that came out after them ...

For what it's worth, Day 26 bored

LOL, and Danity Kane, forgot about Diddy's pet projects. biggrin

Pretty Ricky was 3 rappers (if that's what you wanna call them) and a singer.

Groups that released albums this past decade.

Temptations

O'Jays

New Edition

Guy

Bel Biv DeVoe

Boyz II Men

Dru Hill

112

Jagged Edge

Destiny's Child

B2K

I know groups started to die off in the mid 90s just as New Jack Swing was leaving and Gangsta Rap started dominating. You still had your groups emerging like Dru Hill, Total and 112 in 96'; Jagged Edge, Sons of Funk, Blaque and Playa in 97'; Destiny's Child, 3LW in 98; Ideal in 99, ect.

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Reply #10 posted 08/04/11 6:15pm

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Timmy84 said:

Ego.






When groups fought, cussed each other out but yet stayed together? lol

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Reply #11 posted 08/04/11 6:17pm

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Timmy84 said:

Ego.

When groups fought, cussed it other out but yet stayed together? lol

Because some groups KNEW better. wink I'm sure the Four Tops and Dells had drag-out knockdown fights but got along enough to stay together as long as they did. cool The Temptations and Supremes were another story. evillol

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Reply #12 posted 08/04/11 6:19pm

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Timmy84 said:

TD3 said:

Timmy84 said: When groups fought, cussed it other out but yet stayed together? lol

Because some groups KNEW better. wink I'm sure the Four Tops and Dells had drag-out knockdown fights but got along enough to stay together as long as they did. cool The Temptations and Supremes were another story. evillol

Or Sam and Dave. Dudes didn't even speak to each other.

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Reply #13 posted 08/04/11 6:22pm

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

Timmy84 said:

Because some groups KNEW better. wink I'm sure the Four Tops and Dells had drag-out knockdown fights but got along enough to stay together as long as they did. cool The Temptations and Supremes were another story. evillol

Or Sam and Dave. Dudes didn't even speak to each other.

RIGHT! falloff

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Reply #14 posted 08/04/11 6:27pm

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Timmy84 said:



TD3 said:


Timmy84 said:

Ego.



When groups fought, cussed it other out but yet stayed together? lol

Because some groups KNEW better. wink I'm sure the Four Tops and Dells had drag-out knockdown fights but got along enough to stay together as long as they did. cool The Temptations and Supremes were another story. evillol





Now you know call me Ms. Ross had I'm goin' solo written all over her face; through that shitty grin she was sayin', "I'm leavin this damn". 'Baby love my baby love.....'


lol lol lol
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Reply #15 posted 08/04/11 6:29pm

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Timmy84 said:

LittleBLUECorvette said:

Or Sam and Dave. Dudes didn't even speak to each other.

RIGHT! falloff

Before and after every show.

Sam: "Fuck you Dave"

Dave: "Fuck you too Sam"

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Reply #16 posted 08/04/11 6:32pm

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I was just wondering about this a while back and was talking to another purple hippie about this. I really have no idea what happened to the concept of having a band. I think a long time ago I heard a theory that record companies basically killed "real instruments" in pop music because that's fewer people on the payroll and it's a cheaper means of production in general. I really don't know if R&B bands will make a comeback because I think this overprocessed "music" is really played out.

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Reply #17 posted 08/04/11 6:32pm

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LittleBLUECorvette said:



Timmy84 said:




LittleBLUECorvette said:



Or Sam and Dave. Dudes didn't even speak to each other.



RIGHT! falloff



Before and after every show.




Sam: "Fuck you Dave"


Dave: "Fuck you too Sam"




:mushy: see that's what I'm talkin' bout. These are sad days.






mushy lol lol lol
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Reply #18 posted 08/04/11 6:33pm

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The self-contained urban groups also died sad, at least as viable recording acts.

Many have continued to do the odd tour date here and there:

Cameo, Lakeside, The Bar-Kays, Midnight Star, The Ohio Players, Dazz band, etc.

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Reply #19 posted 08/04/11 6:37pm

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Joking aside.


The death of live music and the club scene in the Black community, had a profound effect, in my opinion.
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Reply #20 posted 08/04/11 6:48pm

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TD3 said:

Timmy84 said:

Because some groups KNEW better. wink I'm sure the Four Tops and Dells had drag-out knockdown fights but got along enough to stay together as long as they did. cool The Temptations and Supremes were another story. evillol

Now you know call me Ms. Ross had I'm goin' solo written all over her face; through that shitty grin she was sayin', "I'm leavin this damn". 'Baby love my baby love......' lol lol lol

To be honest, I don't blame her. Even looking at the Supremes when they were cool, Diana was determined to get to the top. I can't hate on that really. Mary and Flo were just ill-prepared to handle that tbh. Who knows with the Temptations though. They were the ones all about unity yet it was easy to separate than stay together.

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Reply #21 posted 08/04/11 6:49pm

Timmy84

LittleBLUECorvette said:

Timmy84 said:

RIGHT! falloff

Before and after every show.

Sam: "Fuck you Dave"

Dave: "Fuck you too Sam"

lol

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Reply #22 posted 08/04/11 6:54pm

Timmy84

I actually don't think the R&B band/group has died, it's just that the music industry has gotten so ANAL RETENTIVE lately that most of them are in the underground so you never hear much about them unless some major modern star promotes them.

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Reply #23 posted 08/04/11 7:14pm

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TD3 said:

LittleBLUECorvette said:

Before and after every show.

Sam: "Fuck you Dave"

Dave: "Fuck you too Sam"

mushy see that's what I'm talkin' bout. These are sad days.

mushy lol lol lol

Instead of breaking up, they should just go all JT on each other:

lol lol lol

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Reply #24 posted 08/04/11 7:24pm

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Never knew that Sam and Dave hated each other. Can anyone point me to a good source for the dish on their relationship?

Loved those guys back in the day and never got that there was any problem between them. All of their songs seemed equally well balanced to me.

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Reply #25 posted 08/04/11 8:42pm

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

lastdecember said:

Better Yet what happend to the friggin RB group with instruments! Forget the singing group, i can do without more NEXT and SHAI and MEN OF VIZION wackness.

The RnB Band dies about 15 years before the RnB groups.

The last RnB group was (no joke) B2K. Can anyone name a group that came out after them ...

I agree about the bands. That is the first thing I thought of when I began reading this article. It is a real tragedy. Without great bands and singing groups, RnB is missing two vital components. Everything can't be solo acts. It was never that way in the past. RnB is the only genre that has a legacy of legendary solo acts, singing groups and bands. Other genres might be legendary solo acts or bands but not all three. And I don't know any other genre that has the list of amazingly gifted singing groups that RnB has had.

As I previously stated, this is a REAL TRAGEDY!

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Reply #26 posted 08/05/11 1:07am

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R&B kinda died off, at least temporarily...so it makes sense that when it did, so did all the R&B groups. I'd love to see the R&B genre make a return though, I'm ready for something different.

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Reply #27 posted 08/05/11 4:00am

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Shit hop happened.

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #28 posted 08/05/11 4:00am

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TD3 said:

Joking aside. The death of live music and the club scene in the Black community, had a profound effect, in my opinion.

Exactly!

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #29 posted 08/05/11 8:16am

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

lastdecember said:

Better Yet what happend to the friggin RB group with instruments! Forget the singing group, i can do without more NEXT and SHAI and MEN OF VIZION wackness.

The RnB Band dies about 15 years before the RnB groups.

The last RnB group was (no joke) B2K. Can anyone name a group that came out after them ...

2005

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