Like most, there is a great love of music in me. I grew up listening to R&B and Rap back when it was innocent and we were rapping anyone remember "The Inspector Gadget" rap :o) or Whodini's "Friends" (how many of us have them).
But I am pretty much out of the loop now...and as much as I don't like to admit it...I love Nicki Minaj's voice and that girl does amazing things with words although I wish she did some amazing writing of words...which I feel about most rappers these days...what happened to Arrested Development...damn they were good.
There are so many artists I couldn't ever mention them all...but I can't stop here without mentioning the Force MDs (Alicia Keys does such a beautiful rendition) and anything by them...seriously they have had my heart since I was 13 years old. Thanks Obama for giving them props! And Sade, SOS Band, Atlantic Star, Teena Marie, Whitney...TLC...well I could sit here all night but there are just so many good artists...Luther...Freddie...Surface...Kid n' Play (ha ha yes!)
However...Now my tastes are all across the board...I love what I love...it doesn't matter what genre or no genre :o)