Mmm-mmm-mmm. What an interesting week!!! Well, it looks like that we finally be embarking on the long-awaited album era. *Thank you, Jesus!!!* #RoundIV And it looks like it is off with a bang. Yes, indeed. Well, knowing me you will probably think I would speak on the "controversial" pics that happen, you know the Blackface topic? But everyone is beating that horse to death and I refuse to take the bait for this blog like everyone else has.
However, I mention it because it takes me to the point of why I made this entry in the first place. One of the things I love about Bey is that many times, her visual art gives a blueprint for her music. It's ironic...that with all this "blackface" controversy, that people aren't seeing the potential direction of where Bey is going with her sound and how that will affect the landscape of Contemporary R&B and Pop Music overall. According to one of her dancers, as a poster(Swag) on bwboard posted, she is going to do some african dance.
Let me tell you that is exciting to me because this shows me that Bey is going to left, while the others are going right. Think about it, the "Euro-Pop Dance sound" is dominating the airwaves and the charts these days and while I don't have an issue with the sound, it is becoming a huge fad. Now Bey said that her sound would be a mix or in her words, Gumbo. This is what the industry needs. As I said in an entry long ago, I really believe that this next album era is going to set the tempo for what this decade of music and entertainment will be.
As even Syleena Johnson said: @jwalksonwater she's always a step ahead... 2012 will be full of rip offs from various wannabes!http://twitter.com/Syleena_Johnson/status/33718511394103296
I love that she says this without any fear of twitter hate going on. This is the thing that we need to focus on. Music and entertainment is in a dull place right now. How many David Guetta sounding clones do we need? And you know it is bad when Ne-Yo is sounding off on artists doing too much with Auto-Tune: http://hiphopwired.com/2011/02/16/ne-yo-calls-out-auto-tune-users/ That's why when some say that Bey is over-exposed, I lol at them. Are we listening to same music these days? Don't get me wrong...I am not saying this because I am part of the Bey Party. I mean, it is really dry and someone need to do something fast!!!
I mean, why does bwboard have an almost 400 page discussion on an album that don't even have an offical due date? When you have articles about Bey being one song away having the album done causing a huge buzz on the blogosphere while other artists are getting their albums pushed back and/or getting dropped from their labels, that's all that need to be said. So it's safe to say that as long as Bey excutes...the industry is not going to know what hit them even as ready or starved as they think they are.
And one last thing...I know I say I wasn't going to mention the blackface thing, but I have to use to make this point. What that whole controversy shows me that some people aren't ready for Bey spread her wings and fly. They want to put her in this box and anything apart from that is anathema to them. This controversy proves it and it is going to be the same with her upcoming work. She might lose some fans, there will be criticism, they would be haters coming out of the rocks like the snakes that they are, but guess what? It's not about them.
We, the Bey Party, are ready for what Bey is going to do and more importantly are here for what she is going to do. With her music, visual art, her promotion of it, and what she is trying to do with it. She's going to turn 30 in September and she's growing up and everything that she has done has led up to this and as a fan, I don't want her to hold back. I want her to come full force and ready to bring the industry to its knees as only Hurricane Sasha can do. Let the games begin and enjoy the ride....