Ella Mai gets asked to name three Aretha Franklin songs and is stumped.

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  1. Marlo Barksdale

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    Ella Mai was born in 1994. Think about what R&B was being played in the 2000s. That's what she was raised on. Aretha is but she doesn't have a direct influence on the sound she grew up on. Aaliyah would be somebody she could probably name songs from.

    It's not common to be able to name things that came out 30 years before you were born. That's like expecting current NBA rookies to be able to name ABA players.
     
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    this is a reach :camby:

    let her just be a dyme :blessed:
     
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    I'm cutting her slack because folks don't know the names of songs without some sort of trigger anymore. I know the words to like 20 Luther Vandross songs and if I just saw the name of the song I could sing it but if you put me on the spot randomly I wouldn't be able to give you names of half that.

    You know she has heard "Who's Zoomin' Who" and "Jump To It" but she didn't have them on her mind like that.
     
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    No surprise there,shes only 24.

    Just off her music she's clearly inspired by 90s/early 2000s R&B acts like TLC, Mary J, Alicia Keys, Ashanti, etc and not much else before that time period. She hardly got exposure to earlier R&B outside of old school radio stations here and there.

    Aretha Franklin is pretty much Elvis status to girls of today's generation. She definitely heard Aretha songs at some point growing up, but may not have realized it's was actually her the whole time
     
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    I grew up knowing who these people were because that's who my folks listened to while we cleaned the house or had family gatherings

    Very telling...

    Also...low key an exposal thread :mjpls:
     
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    What type of cant spell bytches do you hang with???
     
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    LOL at nikkas talking about she's only 24....
    i bet if you were to ask Brady, Monica, Shanice, Fantasia, Faith evans ect to name 3 aretha songs, they would. shyt the 2 easy ones are Respect and Natural woman
     
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    music is easy to consume now...if she wanted to hear some aretha it wouldnt be hard at all...i dont care if you 15..if you like soul music you will be listening to some aretha on one of these streaming apps...
     
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    :lawd:

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    I was born in 1994 too, breh. And I'm not a professional r'n'b singer:mjlol:
     
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    Yall bytch about everything
     
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    How many Mozart compositions do you know of?
     
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    Accent on this time
     
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    To be fair, outside of Respect, You make me feel and A Rose is still a Rose Aretha didn't have alot of tracks that ur average 80s, 90s, 00s baby could just bump and vibe to.

    She was a great Singer but great Singer doesn't always equal bumpable tracks.


    Same with Whitney, Whitney is technically a better vocalist than Mary J Blige but I can name more Mary J songs off the top of my head than Whitney simply because the hood bumped Mary more than her


    :manny:
     
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    you bytching about bytching...
     
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    What you mean?
     

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