Flavor In The Street

Hello World! Flavor In The Street was something I wanted to do, because I felt I had grown since my previous websites. I feel like I was seeing blogging from a different perspective. At one time, I saw this as more of something I did for fun, and I still continue to see blogging as this, but I also have grown a passion for it. I'm getting a platform, where I get to fully express my views on topics in music. I feel like my opinion is rarely heard, and I want to be viewed as the voice of my generation soon. We never get a platform to talk, and it's now just the beginning. 

The idea of Flavor In The Street was just to restart my brand. I had gotten the idea of the title from one of my favorite shows, "Living Single" along with the slang, 'Word On The Street.' As many of you know, Khadijah James had owned a magazine company titled, "Flavor." I got the idea by combining the two, which later birthed 'Flavor In The Street.'

I'm quite a hard-working kid. I manage to keep my grades together, while running this blog. I've never quite looked into adding more writers to help grow the brand, but of course I'm open to trying new ideas. I plan to adventure quite a lot when I get older, and my taste in music varies. 

Tyrese Talks R&B Music On 'The Breakfast Club'

Recently, Tyrese visited 'The Breakfast Club,' in promotion of his new album, 'Black Rose.' Tyrese spoke with 'The Breakfast Club' on the reasoning behind this being his last R&B album, as the singer says he has more custody time with his daugther, and wants to give that his priority.

Tyrese is currently aiming for #1 on Billboard 200 chart with 'Black Rose.' The singer remains loyal to his message, as Tyrese wants to 'Save R&B.' He spoke on how mainstream radio doesn't acknowledge R&B, using artist such as Robin Thicke, Sam Smith, and Justin Timberlake for example, saying how not only mainstream radio plays those artist, but along with Urban radio stations as well, saying that Sam Smith hasn't stepped foot into any urban radio stations, but still manages to have his songs played on the radio such as 'Stay With Me.' 

These past few days, I've definitely begun to respect Tyrese in terms of music. Tyrese happens to make great points, and I respect Tyrese for being very outspoken. What he said, many may not find as being politically correct, but I happen to feel the same particular way about Sam Smith. I think when someone such as Sam Smith is already a popular artist in mainstream, what's the purpose of Urban radio stations hyping up his music? Yes, I do happen to love Sam Smith musically, and I'm happy for his success, but I would like Urban radio stations to acknowledge other artist in the industry. Tyrese hopes that this album really puts a lot to perspective on R&B, and revealed that it took him three years to write this album, meaning that it's an authenic album. I'll be sure to cop 'Black Rose' soon.

I also loved what he said about today's industry, in terms of every R&B artist having a featured rapper in their music, saying that he didn't put "15 rappers on this album." He also said for example, that artist such as Luther Vandross and Run–D.M.C. never worked together. Though I really support his message, I really wish more R&B artist havily supported this message as well, and followed Tyrese's direction, especially with what he says about rap artist and about trends. This clearly comes from the heart, and I'm considering coping the physical edition, as Tyrese includes lyrics to each song and photos, something that hasn't been done in a while. 

Sidenote: Charlemagne Tha God might actually be right about his comment, saying that he felt he just read a week of Tyrese's facebook post, as Tyrese has been preaching on saving R&B recently, with the release of his album. Lol

(Just To Brag) Patti LaBelle showed her support for the album as well. Check out the clips below, along with the interview: 

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