First Listen: Tank and Chris Brown “See Through Love” on new single

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    September 5, 2022 – Since the ascendency of hip hop now decades ago, various prominent critics and musicians have stepped forward periodically to declare the “death of R&B.”  The latest such pronouncement, by Sean “Diddy” Combs, occurred during a much-publicized interview with the renowned hip hop producer Timbaland. Diddy’s argument is that he no longer hears the requisite R&B authenticity, emotion and vulnerability in today’s vocalists.  With all due respect to Diddy, I don't think his listening is wide enough:  H.E.R., Lucky Daye, and Amber Mark, to name just a few, all easily meet his criteria and are carrying the R&B torch forward.

     

    September 5, 2022 – Since the ascendency of hip hop now decades ago, various prominent critics and musicians have stepped forward periodically to declare the “death of R&B.”  The latest such pronouncement, by Sean “Diddy” Combs, occurred during a much-publicized interview with the renowned hip hop producer Timbaland. Diddy’s argument is that he no longer hears the requisite R&B authenticity, emotion and vulnerability in today’s vocalists.  With all due respect to Diddy, I don't think his listening is wide enough:  H.E.R., Lucky Daye, and Amber Mark, to name just a few, all easily meet his criteria and are carrying the R&B torch forward.

    But veteran artists Tank & Chris Brown have provided perhaps the best response to Diddy: Their new track, “See Through Love,” is proof positive that R&B is alive and well.  Appearing on Tank’s new album, R&B Money, it's an old school slow jam that highlights their golden, emotive vocals. Enjoy.

    By Robb Patryk