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Thread started 06/14/12 10:04am

scriptgirl

Is Kem worth getting into?

Anyone?

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
Reply #1 posted 06/14/12 11:29am

Graycap23

I'd recommend the 1st cd. After that? Not so much.

Reply #2 posted 06/14/12 11:46am

kitbradley

I know so many people who absolutely adore him. He's never done much for me. I think he has a nice voice but I have yet to hear anything from him that moves me to the point of shelling out some bread for any of his CDs. I feel the same about Robin Thicke and Anthony Hamilton.

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
Reply #3 posted 06/14/12 12:31pm

mjscarousal

^^^ Kem I can some what understand. (He gets ALOT of radio spins by the way) Robin Thicke is pretty good in my opinion but sometimes you have to be selective with his music. Hamilton is and always has been underrated.
Stand, you`ve been sitting much too long, there`s a permanent crease in your right or wrong.~Sly Stone
Reply #4 posted 06/14/12 1:03pm

nursev

I bought his first cd, but after that all his songs sounded the same. He is basically an al jarreau ripoff and really not worth getting into. Anthony hamilton is very talented and underrated. Robin is okay, but really doesn't excite me.
Reply #5 posted 06/14/12 1:16pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

mjscarousal said:

^^^ Kem I can some what understand. (He gets ALOT of radio spins by the way) Robin Thicke is pretty good in my opinion but sometimes you have to be selective with his music. Hamilton is and always has been underrated.

I agree with U on this for a change...

princes like a "ACT OF GOD" N another realm.Of all people who might b aliens,angels.if found out prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not b surprised, prince is looking 4 like-minded individuals 'Y should eye do this becuz every1 is doing it?'"
Reply #6 posted 06/14/12 1:20pm

shorttrini

First and second CD's are great, IMO. The last one, not so much.

"Love is like peeing in your pants, everyone sees it but only you feel its warmth"
Reply #7 posted 06/14/12 2:09pm

TD3

nod

nursev said:

I bought his first cd, but after that all his songs sounded the same. He is basically an al jarreau ripoff and really not worth getting into. Anthony hamilton is very talented and underrated. Robin is okay, but really doesn't excite me.

Reply #8 posted 06/14/12 2:40pm

missfee

Hell yes!!! The man is definitely talented and gives a great show live. I love his cd's though his last wasn't my cup of tea with the exception of a couple of songs, but his first two cd's are just lovely. nod

Cause I'm fabulous and I live a fabulous life. batting eyes
Reply #9 posted 06/14/12 2:42pm

missfee

nursev said:

I bought his first cd, but after that all his songs sounded the same. He is basically an al jarreau ripoff and really not worth getting into. Anthony hamilton is very talented and underrated. Robin is okay, but really doesn't excite me.

Funny that's exactly how I feel about Anthony Hamilton and them watered down spiritual sounding songs he keeps recording over and over again. evillol His first cd was great but after that I couldn't get into anything else. I might as well open up a Hymn book instead and sing to myself.

[Edited 6/14/12 14:43pm]

Cause I'm fabulous and I live a fabulous life. batting eyes
Reply #10 posted 06/14/12 2:55pm

chocolate1

I have a friend who absolutely loves him, so she blackmailed me into going to his concert (I asked her to go to the W2A concert in NYC, and she said only if I go see Kem with her).

Since I don't like to go to a show and not know any music, I bought all of his albums. I played them on shuffle up until the concerts, and they were okay. shrug

I thought that he put on a good live show, though.

She talked me into going to another show, and although he's playing near us again, I think 3 times is too much. boxed

BTW: Both times, El DeBarge was supposed to open for him (a selling point! lol), but was "unavailable" each time. Instead we got Musiq, who fell off the stage, and Will Downing & Joe, who sang to canned tracks of their own music like karaoke. rolleyes


"Love Hurts.
Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

-Cher, "Woman's World"
Reply #11 posted 06/14/12 2:57pm

missfee

chocolate1 said:

I have a friend who absolutely loves him, so she blackmailed me into going to his concert (I asked her to go to the W2A concert in NYC, and she said only if I go see Kem with her).

Since I don't like to go to a show and not know any music, I bought all of his albums. I played them on shuffle up until the concerts, and they were okay. shrug

I thought that he put on a good live show, though.

She talked me into going to another show, and although he's playing near us again, I think 3 times is too much. boxed

BTW: Both times, El DeBarge was supposed to open for him (a selling point! lol), but was "unavailable" each time. Instead we got Musiq, who fell off the stage, and Will Downing & Joe, who sang to canned tracks of their own music like karaoke. rolleyes

spit WTF? Were his sunglasses too dark? Or did his glass eye fall out and he was trying to catch it? evillol I know, I'm so wrong. lol

Cause I'm fabulous and I live a fabulous life. batting eyes
Reply #12 posted 06/14/12 2:59pm

mjscarousal

missfee said:

chocolate1 said:

I have a friend who absolutely loves him, so she blackmailed me into going to his concert (I asked her to go to the W2A concert in NYC, and she said only if I go see Kem with her).

Since I don't like to go to a show and not know any music, I bought all of his albums. I played them on shuffle up until the concerts, and they were okay. shrug

I thought that he put on a good live show, though.

She talked me into going to another show, and although he's playing near us again, I think 3 times is too much. boxed

BTW: Both times, El DeBarge was supposed to open for him (a selling point! lol), but was "unavailable" each time. Instead we got Musiq, who fell off the stage, and Will Downing & Joe, who sang to canned tracks of their own music like karaoke. rolleyes

spit WTF? Were his sunglasses too dark? Or did his glass eye fall out and he was trying to catch it? evillol I know, I'm so wrong. lol

eek Where is Missfee and what have you done with her? razz

Stand, you`ve been sitting much too long, there`s a permanent crease in your right or wrong.~Sly Stone
Reply #13 posted 06/14/12 3:00pm

missfee

mjscarousal said:

missfee said:

spit WTF? Were his sunglasses too dark? Or did his glass eye fall out and he was trying to catch it? evillol I know, I'm so wrong. lol

eek Where is Missfee and what have you done with her? razz

evillol I'm sorry.

Cause I'm fabulous and I live a fabulous life. batting eyes
Reply #14 posted 06/14/12 3:26pm

scriptgirl

Thanks for the heads up

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
Reply #15 posted 06/14/12 3:30pm

chocolate1

missfee said:

chocolate1 said:

I have a friend who absolutely loves him, so she blackmailed me into going to his concert (I asked her to go to the W2A concert in NYC, and she said only if I go see Kem with her).

Since I don't like to go to a show and not know any music, I bought all of his albums. I played them on shuffle up until the concerts, and they were okay. shrug

I thought that he put on a good live show, though.

She talked me into going to another show, and although he's playing near us again, I think 3 times is too much. boxed

BTW: Both times, El DeBarge was supposed to open for him (a selling point! lol), but was "unavailable" each time. Instead we got Musiq, who fell off the stage, and Will Downing & Joe, who sang to canned tracks of their own music like karaoke. rolleyes

spit WTF? Were his sunglasses too dark? Or did his glass eye fall out and he was trying to catch it? evillol I know, I'm so wrong. lol


"Love Hurts.
Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

-Cher, "Woman's World"
Reply #16 posted 06/14/12 3:40pm

missfee

chocolate1 said:

missfee said:

spit WTF? Were his sunglasses too dark? Or did his glass eye fall out and he was trying to catch it? evillol I know, I'm so wrong. lol

Aww damn, it wasn't funny after all. confused

Cause I'm fabulous and I live a fabulous life. batting eyes
Reply #17 posted 06/14/12 4:10pm

HotGritz

scriptgirl said:

Anyone?

I like Kem. He's like old school R&B or at least he's trying to be that way. The thing I like about him is that he is a GROWN man singing R&B and his videos are pretty decent. No fanfare....just him doing his thang.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #18 posted 06/14/12 4:14pm

HotGritz

chocolate1 said:

missfee said:

spit WTF? Were his sunglasses too dark? Or did his glass eye fall out and he was trying to catch it? evillol I know, I'm so wrong. lol

eek eek wha????

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #19 posted 06/14/12 4:28pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

I didn't know Musiq fell! Must have been very embarrassing for him. I'm a casual fan of his. i actually got part of my spelling of my name from him..He is a gifted artist & very consistent.He also was christened by Prince.

princes like a "ACT OF GOD" N another realm.Of all people who might b aliens,angels.if found out prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not b surprised, prince is looking 4 like-minded individuals 'Y should eye do this becuz every1 is doing it?'"
Reply #20 posted 06/14/12 4:35pm

silverchild

shorttrini said:

First and second CD's are great, IMO. The last one, not so much.



Agree with this. Kem's music has become predictable and formulaic, but I dig his style. Just can't tolerate the same sound. His first two albums, Kemistry and Album II, were winners. But, I'm partial to Kemistry
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Reply #21 posted 06/14/12 4:39pm

nursev

chocolate1 said:

I have a friend who absolutely loves him, so she blackmailed me into going to his concert (I asked her to go to the W2A concert in NYC, and she said only if I go see Kem with her).


 


Since I don't like to go to a show and not know any music, I bought all of his albums.  I played them on shuffle up until the concerts, and they were okay.  shrug


I thought that he put on a good live show, though.


She talked me into going to another show, and although he's playing near us again, I think 3 times is too much.  boxed


 


BTW:  Both times, El DeBarge was supposed to open for him (a selling point!  lol), but was "unavailable" each time.  Instead we got Musiq, who fell off the stage, and Will Downing & Joe, who sang to canned tracks of their own music like karaoke.  rolleyes




lol musiq's ass falloff
Reply #22 posted 06/14/12 4:40pm

nursev

Btw, I'll take El Debarge high anyday over both Kem and Musiq lol
Reply #23 posted 06/14/12 4:42pm

chocolate1

silverchild said:

shorttrini said:

First and second CD's are great, IMO. The last one, not so much.

Agree with this. Kem's music has become predictable and formulaic, but I dig his style. Just can't tolerate the same sound. His first two albums, Kemistry and Album II, were winners. But, I'm partial to Kemistry

nod

I agree. I like Kemistry the best.


"Love Hurts.
Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

-Cher, "Woman's World"
Reply #24 posted 06/14/12 4:45pm

silverchild

chocolate1 said:

 



silverchild said:


shorttrini said:

First and second CD's are great, IMO. The last one, not so much.



Agree with this. Kem's music has become predictable and formulaic, but I dig his style. Just can't tolerate the same sound. His first two albums, Kemistry and Album II, were winners. But, I'm partial to Kemistry

 


 


nod


 


I agree.  I like Kemistry the best.



He definitely had something going on with Kemistry. I remember when it was released back in the summer of 2003. So many record store couldn't keep it on their shelves. lol
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Reply #25 posted 06/14/12 4:49pm

HotGritz

nursev said:

Btw, I'll take El Debarge high anyday over both Kem and Musiq lol

yeahthat I never much liked Musiq anyway. He's over-rated.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #26 posted 06/14/12 4:56pm

silverchild

HotGritz said:

 



nursev said:


Btw, I'll take El Debarge high anyday over both Kem and Musiq lol

 yeahthat    I never much liked Musiq anyway.  He's over-rated.



Yeah Musiq just never developed his style over time. I depise his voice live. I just could not get into his music as much. But this album was cool...


[Edited 6/14/12 16:58pm]
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Reply #27 posted 06/14/12 4:58pm

nursev

HotGritz said:

 



nursev said:


Btw, I'll take El Debarge high anyday over both Kem and Musiq lol


 yeahthat    I never much liked Musiq anyway.  He's over-rated.




nod he started off good and then just started making garbage-he is very overrated.
Reply #28 posted 06/14/12 5:06pm

missfee

Shucks, Musiq? Now you REALLY talking about a guy who makes the same album over and over and over again. Not only that, he sucks big time live too. I still want my $15 back, even if it is 3 years later.

Cause I'm fabulous and I live a fabulous life. batting eyes
Reply #29 posted 06/14/12 5:13pm

chocolate1

I opened a can of worms when I mentioned Musiq'a name, huh? lol


"Love Hurts.
Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

-Cher, "Woman's World"
Reply #30 posted 06/14/12 5:14pm

nursev

missfee said:

Shucks, Musiq?  Now you REALLY talking about a guy who makes the same album over and over and over again.  Not only that, he sucks big time live too. I still want my $15 back, even if it is 3 years later.



I heard his voice cracks when he sings live lol
Reply #31 posted 06/14/12 5:15pm

silverchild

nursev said:

missfee said:

Shucks, Musiq?  Now you REALLY talking about a guy who makes the same album over and over and over again.  Not only that, he sucks big time live too. I still want my $15 back, even if it is 3 years later.



I heard his voice cracks when he sings live lol


It does and he's overly flat as well. lol
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Reply #32 posted 06/14/12 5:15pm

missfee

nursev said:

missfee said:

Shucks, Musiq? Now you REALLY talking about a guy who makes the same album over and over and over again. Not only that, he sucks big time live too. I still want my $15 back, even if it is 3 years later.

I heard his voice cracks when he sings live lol

Cracks like eggs and flat as a pancake.

Cause I'm fabulous and I live a fabulous life. batting eyes
Reply #33 posted 06/14/12 5:16pm

chocolate1

missfee said:

nursev said:

missfee said: I heard his voice cracks when he sings live lol

Cracks like eggs and flat as a pancake.

spit


"Love Hurts.
Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

-Cher, "Woman's World"
Reply #34 posted 06/14/12 5:16pm

Harlepolis

Quickest way to a coma, if you're into self-induced comas.

My sister dragged me to one of his concerts in Atlantic City, what a nightmare that was disbelief

That being said, his story is incredible and I'm glad he made something of himself, but his music is boring as sin.

Reply #35 posted 06/14/12 5:18pm

nursev

silverchild said:

nursev said:



I heard his voice cracks when he sings live lol


It does and he's overly flat as well. lol


lol glad I never wasted money to see him lol
Reply #36 posted 06/14/12 5:19pm

Timmy84

He puts me to sleep. zzz

[Edited 6/14/12 17:19pm]

Reply #37 posted 06/14/12 5:20pm

Timmy84

And I agree about Musiq though I enjoyed his first album...

Reply #38 posted 06/14/12 5:20pm

nursev

missfee said:

 



nursev said:


missfee said:

Shucks, Musiq?  Now you REALLY talking about a guy who makes the same album over and over and over again.  Not only that, he sucks big time live too. I still want my $15 back, even if it is 3 years later.



I heard his voice cracks when he sings live lol

Cracks like eggs and flat as a pancake.



falloff
Reply #39 posted 06/14/12 5:28pm

shorttrini

missfee said:

Shucks, Musiq? Now you REALLY talking about a guy who makes the same album over and over and over again. Not only that, he sucks big time live too. I still want my $15 back, even if it is 3 years later.

I am SO GLAD somebody said it!....He bores me to tears, because of this.

"Love is like peeing in your pants, everyone sees it but only you feel its warmth"
Reply #40 posted 06/14/12 5:38pm

Harlepolis

I gotta say though, and I might take the heat for this but, women are the blame for these bland ass artists' existence boxed

Went to Kem, Eric Benet and Brain "The Pussylogist" McKnight - and I swear, it wasn't by choice either - their concerts were wall to wall packed with women.

And they were into it like you would never believe.

Reply #41 posted 06/14/12 5:41pm

missfee

Harlepolis said:

I gotta say though, and I might take the heat for this but, women are the blame for these bland ass artists' existence boxed

Went to Kem, Eric Benet and Brain "The Pussylogist" McKnight - and I swear, it wasn't by choice either - their concerts were wall to wall packed with women.

And they were into it like you would never believe.

But us women aren't packed at no Musiq Soulchild concert. evillol

Cause I'm fabulous and I live a fabulous life. batting eyes
Reply #42 posted 06/14/12 5:44pm

chocolate1

Harlepolis said:

I gotta say though, and I might take the heat for this but, women are the blame for these bland ass artists' existence boxed

Went to Kem, Eric Benet and Brain "The Pussylogist" McKnight - and I swear, it wasn't by choice either - their concerts were wall to wall packed with women.

And they were into it like you would never believe.

Yes! eek

When Will Downing and Joe opened for Kem, I was sitting there looking at those women losing their minds to these two singing karaoke to their own music like confused


"Love Hurts.
Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

-Cher, "Woman's World"
Reply #43 posted 06/14/12 5:48pm

Harlepolis

chocolate1 said:

Harlepolis said:

I gotta say though, and I might take the heat for this but, women are the blame for these bland ass artists' existence boxed

Went to Kem, Eric Benet and Brain "The Pussylogist" McKnight - and I swear, it wasn't by choice either - their concerts were wall to wall packed with women.

And they were into it like you would never believe.

Yes! eek

When Will Downing and Joe opened for Kem, I was sitting there looking at those women losing their minds to these two singing karaoke to their own music like confused

There was this thread that got posted in here a couple of years ago that royally pissed me off, something about "did women ruin the music?" given that they were/are the most loyal consumers in the music market.

Today? I don't know, I might reconsider my feelings about this, and I can't believe I'm doing so lol

Reply #44 posted 06/14/12 5:53pm

chocolate1

Harlepolis said:

chocolate1 said:

Yes! eek

When Will Downing and Joe opened for Kem, I was sitting there looking at those women losing their minds to these two singing karaoke to their own music like confused

There was this thread that got posted in here a couple of years ago that royally pissed me off, something about "did women ruin the music?" given that they were/are the most loyal consumers in the music market.

Today? I don't know, I might reconsider my feelings about this, and I can't believe I'm doing so lol

Interesting... hmmm


"Love Hurts.
Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

-Cher, "Woman's World"
Reply #45 posted 06/14/12 5:56pm

missfee

chocolate1 said:

Harlepolis said:

I gotta say though, and I might take the heat for this but, women are the blame for these bland ass artists' existence boxed

Went to Kem, Eric Benet and Brain "The Pussylogist" McKnight - and I swear, it wasn't by choice either - their concerts were wall to wall packed with women.

And they were into it like you would never believe.

Yes! eek

When Will Downing and Joe opened for Kem, I was sitting there looking at those women losing their minds to these two singing karaoke to their own music like confused

Will Downing sung to his own tracks? Wow. My mom loves him, but I find him just as boring as Musiq.

Cause I'm fabulous and I live a fabulous life. batting eyes
Reply #46 posted 06/14/12 6:03pm

chocolate1

missfee said:

chocolate1 said:

Yes! eek

When Will Downing and Joe opened for Kem, I was sitting there looking at those women losing their minds to these two singing karaoke to their own music like confused

Will Downing sung to his own tracks? Wow. My mom loves him, but I find him just as boring as Musiq.

He made a point of mentioning that Kem called him at the last minute because El couldn't come... I'd never seen him before, so I didn't know if he usually had a live band.

All I know is that the "grey shiny suit" was the uniform of the night. All THREE of those Brothas had them on! It was like there was one, and when Will was done, Joe put it on, and when Joe was done, he passed it to Kem. lol

** When I saw Maxwell with Jill Scott, HE had a grey shiny suit, too! omg


"Love Hurts.
Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

-Cher, "Woman's World"
Reply #47 posted 06/14/12 6:08pm

Harlepolis

chocolate1 said:

missfee said:

Will Downing sung to his own tracks? Wow. My mom loves him, but I find him just as boring as Musiq.

He made a point of mentioning that Kem called him at the last minute because El couldn't come... I'd never seen him before, so I didn't know if he usually had a live band.

All I know is that the "grey shiny suit" was the uniform of the night. All THREE of those Brothas had them on! It was like there was one, and when Will was done, Joe put it on, and when Joe was done, he passed it to Kem. lol

** When I saw Maxwell with Jill Scott, HE had a grey shiny suit, too! omg

Why did the image of a cruise concert just crossed my mind?

Reply #48 posted 06/14/12 6:09pm

Timmy84

Will Downing's one person I never understood his popularity at all. neutral It's like someone just put him there and told him "sing a love song, people love that" and he's been in that spot for 25 years now...

Reply #49 posted 06/14/12 6:13pm

Harlepolis

The thing is, ALL of the artists mentioned in this thread are actually *talented* which explain why they're still here.

Their material is the reason why I don't get into them. But I understand why they won't tamper with that, they found their niche market, and hey I suppose the "if it ain't broken, don't fix it" argument is true in their case.

Well, not Brian because to say he rocked the boat lately is a big understatement.

[Edited 6/14/12 18:14pm]

Reply #50 posted 06/14/12 6:17pm

Timmy84

Harlepolis said:

The thing is, ALL of the artists mentioned in this thread are actually *talented* which explain why they're still here.

Their material is the reason why I don't get into them. But I understand why they won't tamper with that, they found their niche market, and hey I suppose the "if it ain't broken, don't fix it" argument is true in their case.

Well, not Brian because to say he rocked the boat lately is a big understatement.

[Edited 6/14/12 18:14pm]

And nothing sucks than a talented artist who is stuck in moments they can't get out of because it's too basic and when you like basic stuff, that's "basically" what you get. neutral Brian's a tryhard though. lol

Reply #51 posted 06/14/12 6:26pm

missfee

Timmy84 said:

Will Downing's one person I never understood his popularity at all. neutral It's like someone just put him there and told him "sing a love song, people love that" and he's been in that spot for 25 years now...

That's why he bores me. I tell my mom not to play that mess when I'm driving because we would be bound to get into a car accident with me sleep at the wheel.

Cause I'm fabulous and I live a fabulous life. batting eyes
Reply #52 posted 06/14/12 6:27pm

Timmy84

missfee said:

Timmy84 said:

Will Downing's one person I never understood his popularity at all. neutral It's like someone just put him there and told him "sing a love song, people love that" and he's been in that spot for 25 years now...

That's why he bores me. I tell my mom not to play that mess when I'm driving because we would be bound to get into a car accident with me sleep at the wheel.

For real...his music's only purpose is bedtime and not bedtime in a romantic sense either. lol

Reply #53 posted 06/14/12 6:28pm

missfee

Timmy84 said:

missfee said:

That's why he bores me. I tell my mom not to play that mess when I'm driving because we would be bound to get into a car accident with me sleep at the wheel.

For real...his music's only purpose is bedtime and not bedtime in a romantic sense either. lol

spit

Cause I'm fabulous and I live a fabulous life. batting eyes
Reply #54 posted 06/14/12 6:31pm

mjscarousal

missfee said:

Timmy84 said:

Will Downing's one person I never understood his popularity at all. neutral It's like someone just put him there and told him "sing a love song, people love that" and he's been in that spot for 25 years now...

That's why he bores me. I tell my mom not to play that mess when I'm driving because we would be bound to get into a car accident with me sleep at the wheel.

Boo stop cutting up razz You on a roll tonight lol lol

Stand, you`ve been sitting much too long, there`s a permanent crease in your right or wrong.~Sly Stone
Reply #55 posted 06/14/12 6:32pm

missfee

mjscarousal said:

missfee said:

That's why he bores me. I tell my mom not to play that mess when I'm driving because we would be bound to get into a car accident with me sleep at the wheel.

Boo stop cutting up razz You on a roll tonight lol lol

I knows chile, I knows. lol

Cause I'm fabulous and I live a fabulous life. batting eyes
Reply #56 posted 06/14/12 7:39pm

phunkdaddy

missfee said:

nursev said:

I bought his first cd, but after that all his songs sounded the same. He is basically an al jarreau ripoff and really not worth getting into. Anthony hamilton is very talented and underrated. Robin is okay, but really doesn't excite me.

Funny that's exactly how I feel about Anthony Hamilton and them watered down spiritual sounding songs he keeps recording over and over again. evillol His first cd was great but after that I couldn't get into anything else. I might as well open up a Hymn book instead and sing to myself.

[Edited 6/14/12 14:43pm]

nod

Although i like a couple of his recent songs. They all sound so similar i can't

even name them. lol

Reply #57 posted 06/14/12 7:46pm

phunkdaddy

missfee said:

chocolate1 said:

I have a friend who absolutely loves him, so she blackmailed me into going to his concert (I asked her to go to the W2A concert in NYC, and she said only if I go see Kem with her).

Since I don't like to go to a show and not know any music, I bought all of his albums. I played them on shuffle up until the concerts, and they were okay. shrug

I thought that he put on a good live show, though.

She talked me into going to another show, and although he's playing near us again, I think 3 times is too much. boxed

BTW: Both times, El DeBarge was supposed to open for him (a selling point! lol), but was "unavailable" each time. Instead we got Musiq, who fell off the stage, and Will Downing & Joe, who sang to canned tracks of their own music like karaoke. rolleyes

spit WTF? Were his sunglasses too dark? Or did his glass eye fall out and he was trying to catch it? evillol I know, I'm so wrong. lol

I'm gonna ask brother Anthony to sing one of his church hymns for you. lol

Reply #58 posted 06/15/12 2:48am

missfee

phunkdaddy said:

 



missfee said:


 



chocolate1 said:


I have a friend who absolutely loves him, so she blackmailed me into going to his concert (I asked her to go to the W2A concert in NYC, and she said only if I go see Kem with her).


 


Since I don't like to go to a show and not know any music, I bought all of his albums.  I played them on shuffle up until the concerts, and they were okay.  shrug


I thought that he put on a good live show, though.


She talked me into going to another show, and although he's playing near us again, I think 3 times is too much.  boxed


 


BTW:  Both times, El DeBarge was supposed to open for him (a selling point!  lol), but was "unavailable" each time.  Instead we got Musiq, who fell off the stage, and Will Downing & Joe, who sang to canned tracks of their own music like karaoke.  rolleyes



spit WTF? Were his sunglasses too dark? Or did his glass eye fall out and he was trying to catch it? evillol I know, I'm so wrong. lol



 


I'm gonna ask brother Anthony to sing one of his church hymns for you. lol


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Reply #59 posted 06/15/12 6:24am

kitbradley

silverchild said:

shorttrini said:

First and second CD's are great, IMO. The last one, not so much.

Agree with this. Kem's music has become predictable and formulaic, but I dig his style. Just can't tolerate the same sound. His first two albums, Kemistry and Album II, were winners. But, I'm partial to Kemistry

Sounds like the male version of Anita Baker. Except for "The Songstress", every album after that sounds the same. It's like some of these singers find a formula/sound that works and they stick to it. They don't dare venture outside of that. I like Anita but her music is just too damn predictable!

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Reply #60 posted 06/15/12 6:31am

SoulAlive

I heard a song of his his a few years ago.I thought the music was decent,but he kept saying the same thing over and over and over and over lol It was so repetitive!

Reply #61 posted 06/15/12 7:23am

shorttrini

kitbradley said:

silverchild said:

shorttrini said: Agree with this. Kem's music has become predictable and formulaic, but I dig his style. Just can't tolerate the same sound. His first two albums, Kemistry and Album II, were winners. But, I'm partial to Kemistry

Sounds like the male version of Anita Baker. Except for "The Songstress", every album after that sounds the same. It's like some of these singers find a formula/sound that works and they stick to it. They don't dare venture outside of that. I like Anita but her music is just too damn predictable!

See, I can take that from Anita, because her songs are well written the music well arranged. Plus, she takes years in between albums, so it's not so bad. Kem had back to back albums. I had not fully digested his first, when all of the sudden here comes the next album.

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Reply #62 posted 06/15/12 9:24am

DAV123

http://www.youtube.com/wa...4xGnHutuqs

^^

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Reply #63 posted 06/15/12 9:36am

purplethunder3121

Just have to ask: Kem who?

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Reply #64 posted 06/15/12 10:07am

kitbradley

missfee said:

chocolate1 said:

Yes! eek

When Will Downing and Joe opened for Kem, I was sitting there looking at those women losing their minds to these two singing karaoke to their own music like confused

Will Downing sung to his own tracks? Wow. My mom loves him, but I find him just as boring as Musiq.

Although Will has a very loyal fan base, he's not a huge seller. Many artists who are not gold & platinum sellers can't always afford to travel with a band. Traveling with a band costs a lot of dough!

By the way, I'll take a lot of the "boring" singers over a Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake or Justin Beber ANYDAY!!!!!!!lol

[Edited 6/15/12 10:10am]

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Reply #65 posted 06/15/12 10:12am

mjscarousal

kitbradley said:

missfee said:

Will Downing sung to his own tracks? Wow. My mom loves him, but I find him just as boring as Musiq.

Although Will has a very loyal fan base, he's not a huge seller. Many artists who are not gold & platinum sellers can't always afford to travel with a band. Traveling with a band costs a lot of dough!

By the way, I'll take a lot of the "boring" singers over a Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake or Justin Beber ANYDAY!!!!!!!lol

[Edited 6/15/12 10:10am]

People dont like Musiq?? eek Maybe his not all that as a performer but his music is pretty descent.

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Reply #66 posted 06/15/12 11:29am

MidniteMagnet

Musiq uses a lot of pitch correction. That made me lose interest immediately. I don't need to be hearing that shit in my r&b!

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Reply #67 posted 06/15/12 11:54am

KCOOLMUZIQ

kitbradley said:

silverchild said:

shorttrini said: Agree with this. Kem's music has become predictable and formulaic, but I dig his style. Just can't tolerate the same sound. His first two albums, Kemistry and Album II, were winners. But, I'm partial to Kemistry

Sounds like the male version of Anita Baker. Except for "The Songstress", every album after that sounds the same. It's like some of these singers find a formula/sound that works and they stick to it. They don't dare venture outside of that. I like Anita but her music is just too damn predictable!

So is Maxwell's rolleyes

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Reply #68 posted 06/15/12 12:06pm

shorttrini

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

kitbradley said:

Sounds like the male version of Anita Baker. Except for "The Songstress", every album after that sounds the same. It's like some of these singers find a formula/sound that works and they stick to it. They don't dare venture outside of that. I like Anita but her music is just too damn predictable!

So is Maxwell's rolleyes

This is true.

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Reply #69 posted 06/15/12 12:40pm

Timmy84

purplethunder3121 said:

Just have to ask: Kem who?

lol

Reply #70 posted 06/15/12 12:55pm

mjscarousal

MidniteMagnet said:

Musiq uses a lot of pitch correction. That made me lose interest immediately. I don't need to be hearing that shit in my r&b!

Id much rather listen to him than the pop clan..

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Reply #71 posted 06/15/12 1:00pm

Serious

Timmy84 said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Just have to ask: Kem who?

lol

I never ever heard of him boxed.

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Reply #72 posted 06/15/12 4:16pm

silverchild

kitbradley said:

 



silverchild said:


shorttrini said:

First and second CD's are great, IMO. The last one, not so much.



Agree with this. Kem's music has become predictable and formulaic, but I dig his style. Just can't tolerate the same sound. His first two albums, Kemistry and Album II, were winners. But, I'm partial to Kemistry

 Sounds like the male version of Anita Baker.  Except for "The Songstress", every album after that sounds the same.  It's like some of these singers find a formula/sound that works and they stick to it.  They don't dare venture outside of that.  I like Anita but her music is just too damn predictable!



Anita's music was predictable, but I'm more partial to Anita though. Doesn't matter what mood I'm in, I can put on any Anita Baker album and my day will be set. lol
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Reply #73 posted 06/15/12 4:18pm

silverchild

shorttrini said:

 



kitbradley said:


 



silverchild said:


shorttrini said: Agree with this. Kem's music has become predictable and formulaic, but I dig his style. Just can't tolerate the same sound. His first two albums, Kemistry and Album II, were winners. But, I'm partial to Kemistry

 Sounds like the male version of Anita Baker.  Except for "The Songstress", every album after that sounds the same.  It's like some of these singers find a formula/sound that works and they stick to it.  They don't dare venture outside of that.  I like Anita but her music is just too damn predictable!



 


See, I can take that from Anita, because her songs are well written the music well arranged. Plus, she takes years in between albums, so it's not so bad. Kem had back to back albums. I had not fully digested his first, when all of the sudden here comes the next album. 



Agree with shorttrini!
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Reply #74 posted 06/15/12 4:22pm

Timmy84

I don't get bored by Anita, then again I do have my limits. lol

Reply #75 posted 06/15/12 4:25pm

chocolate1

Timmy84 said:

I don't get bored by Anita, then again I do have my limits. lol

I used to LOVE Anita... music

Then I bought her Christmas album. mad

lol


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Reply #76 posted 06/15/12 4:35pm

silverchild

When it gets to Anita, I really don't have any problems. Even though her stuff got formulaic post-Rapture, I can appreciate it at any time or mood I'm in. I think the biggest gambit of her career was recording this album:



Just fuckin' brilliant... music This has become my favorite release and I can understand why it didn't go over people's heads back in 1990. One thing that I give Anita credit for is implementing live instrumentation in her music, even though R&B was still on the New Jack Swing train.
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Reply #77 posted 06/15/12 4:39pm

Timmy84

chocolate1 said:

Timmy84 said:

I don't get bored by Anita, then again I do have my limits. lol

I used to LOVE Anita... music

Then I bought her Christmas album. mad

lol

lol I usually avoid anyone doing a full Christmas album. nod

Reply #78 posted 06/15/12 5:27pm

babybugz

His recent album has a couple gems on there.

Reply #79 posted 06/15/12 6:13pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

I like Kem's singing voice no one sounds like him add to that he use to be homeless & a druggie..

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