Brooklyn Bodega Radio January 15th "The R&B Edition"
This Week on Bodega Radio
*The Ladies will be bringing in the new year with a very special R&B Edition.
This week the ladies of The Bodega take over the airwaves.
Our guests and guest DJ’s are none other than our GM, Ebonie Jackson and Senior Brand Manager Pamela Bishop.
*Hip-Hop smoothed out on the R&B Tip
But you know we get into more than just the music. Here are some issues we will be discussing:
What is R&B? We need to properly define the term. From the music to the message to the philosophy and appearance many of these artists appear to me to be more of the Hip-Hop generation. Many of them owe their success to their creative proximity to Hip-Hop culture. Total, Brandy, D’Angelo, Jodeci, Brownstone – they are more Hip-Hop to me than R&B. They are categorized as R&B simply because they sing. This gets into my (and BB/BHF’s) definition of Hip-Hop. Hip-Hop must be defined as something broader than spoken words over a 4/4 beat.
Ron G, The Remix and Hip-Hop/R&B – A lot of the artists we will be discussing are not R&B in the traditional sense. Not R&B in a Luther kind of way or in an Isley Brothers way. It is R&B in a Hip-Hop kind of way. We will talk about how this marriage came about. And specifically how it was done via the work of Puffy. It was he who introduced this style via Mary J, Jodeci and later Total and Faith.
Generational Appreciation – Whether it was in college or in high school, in Buffalo or Queens. The impact of these songs is universal.
Hosted by Bodega Prez, Wes Jackson and featuring Bodega Fam Ebonie and Pamela.
Friday, January 15th 1-4pm EST
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