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Thread started 08/06/12 2:47pm

scriptgirl

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Alicia Keys or India Arie

I choose Alicia only because India's earth goddess, blacker than thou act grates

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #1 posted 08/06/12 3:06pm

shorttrini

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Alicia cause, India, bores me to tears....

"Love is like peeing in your pants, everyone sees it but only you feel its warmth"
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Reply #2 posted 08/06/12 3:07pm

MickyDolenz

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It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business…you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor / Basically, music is nothing but prostitution anyway and managers are the pimps ~ Millie Jackson
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Reply #3 posted 08/06/12 3:09pm

Timmy84

Neither.

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Reply #4 posted 08/06/12 3:30pm

AsherFierce

They're both equally bland.

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Reply #5 posted 08/06/12 3:36pm

mjscarousal

India Arie by far

India makes music women and people can identify with (positive uplifting music) Video, Brown Skin, I am not my hair.... She makes pretty good music but the thing some people have with her is getting out of the neo soul box. She could experiment more with other genres. However, she is still a good artist that is underrated regardless who does well with what she does do.

Alicias only descent album is Diary of Alicia Keys. My favorite song by her is Fallen but besides that I dont particularly care for her.


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Reply #6 posted 08/06/12 4:41pm

prodigalfan

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shorttrini said:

Alicia cause, India, bores me to tears....

This.

Although I WANT to like India better because her songs are so inspiring... My hair is not my skin, Brown Skin... etc.

but I like the melody/music of Alicia better.

"Remember, one man's filler is another man's killer" -- Haystack
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Reply #7 posted 08/06/12 4:43pm

prodigalfan

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mjscarousal said:

India Arie by far

India makes music women and people can identify with (positive uplifting music) Video, Brown Skin, I am not my hair.... She makes pretty good music but the thing some people have with her is getting out of the neo soul box. She could experiment more with other genres. However, she is still a good artist that is underrated regardless who does well with what she does do.

Alicias only descent album is Diary of Alicia Keys. My favorite song by her is Fallen but besides that I dont particularly care for her.


hmmm Maybe I should reserve my opinion about both. I especially like Alicia because of Diary. Maybe that was her best effort and all other falls short. I also have A Minor...also a good CD.

I don't own any of India... and only know the 3 songs you have mentioned... so Now I'm not sure.

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Reply #8 posted 08/06/12 4:50pm

Stymie

India by a mile.

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Reply #9 posted 08/06/12 4:51pm

HuMpThAnG

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That's the one who doesn't shaved her legs right?? disbelief

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Reply #10 posted 08/06/12 4:53pm

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Alicia. I have all of hers but her last one. I only have India's debut.

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Reply #11 posted 08/06/12 5:03pm

Stymie

HuMpThAnG said:

That's the one who doesn't shaved her legs right?? disbelief

So? lol

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Reply #12 posted 08/06/12 5:12pm

GoldDolphin

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India, she's a better singer and has great lyrics and it's from a point of view that is not always heard. I love Alicias first albums but she's constantly making the same song over and over again, her female empowerment thing got old. Also her vocals are not as good as they used to be, she sounds very nasal nowadays.
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Reply #13 posted 08/06/12 5:31pm

HuMpThAnG

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Stymie said:

HuMpThAnG said:

That's the one who doesn't shaved her legs right?? disbelief

So? lol

ahhhh...no thank U feeling ill

lol

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Reply #14 posted 08/06/12 5:50pm

missfee

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Timmy84 said:

Neither.

yeahthat I could get with Alicia's earlier music, her first two albums were great (despite her wanna be gangsta persona) but after "Diary", she lost me. Though I do get and respect where India is coming from with her music...she bores me to hell. So I chose neither.

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Reply #15 posted 08/06/12 5:51pm

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MickyDolenz said:

Damn, I'm mad this label got somebody's address on blast! falloff

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Reply #16 posted 08/06/12 6:42pm

Graycap23

Vocals, musicianship & live performance: India

Beauty, songs, & not much else else: Keys

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Reply #17 posted 08/06/12 6:47pm

HuMpThAnG

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Graycap23 said:

Vocals, musicianship & live performance: India

Beauty, songs, & not much else else: Keys

Now I think India has beauty as well

Just don't like the fact that she don't shaved her legs lol

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Reply #18 posted 08/06/12 7:26pm

alphastreet

I used to say India Arie to come off like a music snob, but I do like Alicia better....

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Reply #19 posted 08/06/12 7:27pm

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India all the way. Alicia bores me to death, and her voice is horrible now.

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Reply #20 posted 08/06/12 8:03pm

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give me India. i STILL feel she got robbed at the Grammy's for her debut! it has aged well indeed. her voice is way more soulful. in contrast, i don't own anything by Alicia and her track (ironically written by Drake) "Unthinkable" (I'm Ready) is the first track since Fallin' that I've liked by her.

Someone said earlier that India needs to get out of the "neo soul box" Testimony Vol 2: Love and Politics did just that for her. She experimented with world music and had guests like Angelique Kidjo among others. I think the politics of radio doesn't get India the airplay she deserves. I hate to take it beyond the music, but Alicia IS light-skinDED. lol

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Reply #21 posted 08/06/12 8:13pm

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India Arie. Just think her music is more soulful and inspiring but i will take

nothing away from Alicia Keys watershed album Diary of Alicia Keys. Her other

albums imo were nothing special.

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Reply #22 posted 08/06/12 8:31pm

scriptgirl

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You hit the nail on the head re the light skinned vs dark skinned issue

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Reply #23 posted 08/06/12 9:17pm

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India. I appreciate her risk-taking, and her sound always strikes me as... I dunno... "organic," fresh gennuinely her.

I've long said that Alicia has the potential to blow away all of her generational peers if she'd care to venture into space others don't have the sheer muscial talent to occupy. But she insists on trite R&B productions and the same ol' anthemic whining. Just gets old.

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Reply #24 posted 08/06/12 11:21pm

mjscarousal

Graycap23 said:

Vocals, musicianship & live performance: India

Beauty, songs, & not much else else: Keys

India has beauty as well and beauty has NOTHING to do with one being better than the other...

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Reply #25 posted 08/06/12 11:24pm

mjscarousal

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give me India. i STILL feel she got robbed at the Grammy's for her debut! it has aged well indeed. her voice is way more soulful. in contrast, i don't own anything by Alicia and her track (ironically written by Drake) "Unthinkable" (I'm Ready) is the first track since Fallin' that I've liked by her.

Someone said earlier that India needs to get out of the "neo soul box" Testimony Vol 2: Love and Politics did just that for her. She experimented with world music and had guests like Angelique Kidjo among others. I think the politics of radio doesn't get India the airplay she deserves. I hate to take it beyond the music, but Alicia IS light-skinDED. lol

I love India and I havent listened to all her albums but the ones I have heard are very good. I made that arguement as to why some people claim THEY dont like her... and likewise with every black woman who goes hollywood the light skin/fair skin will always get heavily marketed than the dark skin unfornately.

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Reply #26 posted 08/07/12 3:14am

daddymac

mjscarousal said:

datdude said:

give me India. i STILL feel she got robbed at the Grammy's for her debut! it has aged well indeed. her voice is way more soulful. in contrast, i don't own anything by Alicia and her track (ironically written by Drake) "Unthinkable" (I'm Ready) is the first track since Fallin' that I've liked by her.

Someone said earlier that India needs to get out of the "neo soul box" Testimony Vol 2: Love and Politics did just that for her. She experimented with world music and had guests like Angelique Kidjo among others. I think the politics of radio doesn't get India the airplay she deserves. I hate to take it beyond the music, but Alicia IS light-skinDED. lol

I love India and I havent listened to all her albums but the ones I have heard are very good. I made that arguement as to why some people claim THEY dont like her... and likewise with every black woman who goes hollywood the light skin/fair skin will always get heavily marketed than the dark skin unfornately.

HEY YO!

Im not going to question marketing. But just interms of music id choose Alicia....look don't get me wrong India is talanted and I do have her cds but she makes a brand of music that I consider boring ...I would put India in the same category of snoozefests Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson....just boring pointless organic music which I would probably not care much about.....I like some excitement in my music...some funky guitars, some keys, some hooks and sheee....

Even if India was fair skinned she would never have the same appeal to the masses in Australia...on the other hand if Alicia was dark skinned her music would still sell well.

If im driving home from work or uni Id put Alicia on and cruise to fallin or how come u dont call me anymore.

On the other hand if I was the director of Roots Miniseries reborn then Id get India to do the soundtrack lol

Also I like my women shaved lol aint into no Gooney Goo Goos

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Reply #27 posted 08/07/12 3:54am

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mjscarousal said:

Graycap23 said:

Vocals, musicianship & live performance: India

Beauty, songs, & not much else else: Keys

India has beauty as well and beauty has NOTHING to do with one being better than the other...

For me they are on he same level when it comes to beauty.

I prefer India's music to Alicia's. It's more personal and coming from the heart to me.

With a very special thank you to Tina: Is hammer already absolute, how much some people verändern...ICH hope is never so I will be! And if, then I hope that I would then have wen in my environment who joins me in the A....
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Reply #28 posted 08/07/12 5:52am

Graycap23

mjscarousal said:

Graycap23 said:

Vocals, musicianship & live performance: India

Beauty, songs, & not much else else: Keys

India has beauty as well and beauty has NOTHING to do with one being better than the other...

Lol.....of course she does. The question was Alicia vs India.

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Reply #29 posted 08/07/12 5:55am

tasiab

I like both but I do think Alicia is better she sold me on her unplugged album. That album is a classic.

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