I began by outlining my mission statement last August with the STAY WOKE piece “The Evolution (Or De-evolution) Of Modern R&B” which I had so much fun reading again and again with extra elements added by different music journalists for months afterwards all over the Internet. While doing this series I not only got to expose a lot of people to great music but experience even more incredible acts that people shared with me. From there I just put my ear to the ground and heard a lot more music I grew to love over time or was enamored with instantly.
In this final STAY WOKE I’ll pick 25 different artists that I haven’t previously written about. To get an idea of whom I covered previously click those links above (WARNING: It’s a lot). I’d like to thank G. Valentino Ball, Brandon “Bedlam” Matthews & Darius McCroey for bringing me onboard to KillerBoomBox and involving me early on. I’m off to release music via Producers I Know and write in spaces where I can both be compensated for my work and not have to deal with the (same) bullshit I did within the world of music journalism. Without any further ado, I present to you all the beginning of the end. Also, I named this last piece “25 Alternatives To The Trash Ass R&B They Play On The Radio” even though I really don’t know if any of these artists actually DO get any semblance of love on the radio because quite honestly I don’t listen to it. I would write individual descriptions for everyone but I’m a busy man & I ain’t getting paid for this. Besides, why should I completely spoil the fun of music discovery for all of you readers? Thanks for the past few years of putting up with my bullshit. Enjoy (or don’t…it’s a free country. FOR NOW):