Underrated Black Singers: RADIO FACTS READER SUBMITTED: “Kem’s rise to fame has come when Hip Hop is the predominate genre on radio. That said, mainstream R&B stations aren’t giving a lot of love to the more mature balladeers of our time (Babyface, Charlie Wilson, etc.), therefore, the Neo’s and Lloyd’s are getting most, if not all the air time. No offense to them, but the current R&B sounds more and more like Hip Hop, not leaving a big distinction between the two…I believe the true art of songwriting is being lost to technology, and because of that, singers like Kem are looked over for a more current and younger sound. I really blame the labels for this miscarriage of our music!” Personally while I agree Kem doesn’t get the airplay he deserves being one of the few who does his type of music may also be to his advantage.
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