2003 Playlist
  1. Lil Mo - 4Ever
  2. 50 Cent - 21 Questions
  3. Jennifer Lopez/LL Cool J - All I Have
  4. Beyonce - Baby Boy
  5. B2K - Badaboom
  6. Beyonce - Crazy In Love
  7. Pharrell - Frontin
  8. Sean Paul - Get Busy 
  9. B2K - Girlfriend
  10. Missy Elliott - Gossip Folks
  11. Chingy/Snoop Dogg/Ludacris - Holidae In
  12. R.Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
  13. 50 Cent - In Da Club
  14. Da Brat - In Love Wit Chu
  15. Ginuwine - In Those Jeans
  16. Beyonce - Me, Myself & I
  17. Ja Rule/Ashanti - Mesmerized
  18. Bow Wow - My Baby
  19. Mya - My Love Is Like Woah
  20. Wayne Wonder - No Letting Go
  21. LL Cool J/Amerie - Paradise
  22. 50 Cent - P.I.M.P
  23. Ashanti - Rain On Me
  24. Chingy - Right Thurr
  25. Ashanti - Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)
  26. Nelly/P. Diddy/Murphy Lee - Shake Ya Tailfeather
  27. Monica - So Gone
  28. Marques Houston - That Girl
  29. Lil Kim - The Jump Off
  30. Alicia Keys - You Don’t Know My Name

My top 30 songs from 2003. Please feel free to reblog and add your favorite songs if not listed. Songs are clickable - Enjoy!

Where are the women in R&B?

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m pretty much over this current phase of R&B Bro Music.  From Trey Songz to August Alsina to Miguel to Ne-Yo to Jeremih to Jason Derulo, it’s either weed/alcohol, the stripclub, unsexy sex music, or the soundtrack for a good nap.  I miss the women that used to hold it down.

These are the top R&B songs from 2014:

When I was having drinks with Cortez on Sunday, I realized why I don’t listen to as much R&B as I used to: the women have disappeared and men make some really terrible R&B songs.  Back when I was younger and riding around in the car listening to the radio, Black women were inescapable on R&B stations. 

Toni Braxton.
Brandy.
Mariah Carey.
En Vogue.
Monica.
Mary J. Blige.
Kelly Price.
Destiny’s Child.

Now it’s just so much testosterone on every station and I’m truly not about that life.  We desperately need a Waiting to Exhale moment to bring the spotlight back to the women of R&B who’ve virtually gone missing.  I’m not Babyface, but I did put together my favorite R&B tracks by women released in the past 18 months or so.  Get into it if you miss the women as much as I do:

Spotify - Black Women Still Make R&B

Tracklist and Youtube links after the cut.

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