Is It True That Black Singers of Today “Can't” Do Soul Music Anymore?

October 5, 2015

Word has it that singer /songwriter, “The Dream” believes black singers just can't sing anymore. In a recent interview with UK’s The Guardian, The Dream tells the British publication blacks can’t do soul music anymore because of the world’s fascination with white artists doing soul music.

“It’s called rhythm and blues; they just took the blues out of it for so long,” he explains. “What’s crazy is that blacks can’t do soul records any more. We love Adele singing it, but Beyoncé singing it? No.” Nash went on to say, “No, the tempo’s too slow, gimme the club hit. Now the Blacks in America are responsible for the Pop records, and everybody else is singing soulful records. It’s weird to me. We’re pigeonholed over there.”

It's obvious that many of the artists these days don't do soul music anymore, but whether or not they can't is a huge debate. It seems as if music isn't about what touches the soul anymore, it's about what sells, even if that means putting out a bunch of garbage. Music lovers have realized this for quite some time now.