Mannnn I Miss 90s R&B!!

90s cassette

 

Hands down, one of my favorite musical eras during my lifetime thus far is the 1990s!  During the 90s it seemed that R&B was truly at its prime!  The innovativeness is still unmatched.  This era gives me a feeling of nostalgia…it reminds me of great times! Everything about it just felt good! The music was a fusion of sounds including New Jack Swing, Hip Hop Soul, Neo Soul, Funk, and of course traditional Rhythm & Blues.

Artists could really sing, dance, write classics, and were musicians as well. The emotions that they were able to conjure up is priceless. They were multi-faceted artists and made timeless music!

Below check out a handful of my favorite 90s R&B songs!! Feel free to share some of yours as we take a walk down memory lane.

 

Sade’-Cherish The Day

 

Aaliyah—4 Page Letter

 

Mary J. Blige-Be Happy

 

Jodeci-Forever My Lady

 

Ghost Town DJ’s-My Boo

 

Montell Jordan-This Is How We Do It

 

Soul 4 Real-Candy Rain

 

Does anyone else miss the 90s? 

 

 

 

 

Tech Spotlight: Stageit l A front row seat to a backstage experience.

stageit

“‘Your Online Concert Venue’– Stageit is an online venue where artists perform live, interactive, monetized shows for their fans directly from a laptop, offering fans unique experiences that are never archived.”

Created by Evan Lowenstein ( of “Crazy for this Girl” fame ) and backed by the likes of Sean Parker and Jimmy Buffet, enters StageIt.  An online video streaming service that garnered steam last year as it was named one of the “Top 10 Music Startups of 2012” by Billboard Magazine; featuring some of the biggest names in music, including Rick Springfield, Ingrid Michaelson, Jason Mraz, Phillip Phillips, Jimmy Buffet and Jake Owen (to name just a few).

 Its been almost a year since these accolades, but where is Stageit now?

The buzz has gone, and all that remains is a virtual graveyard of the unknown, built upon a platform that rivals the beta utility of Ustream.

Why?

It’s no longer new, it’s not cool and it’s failing to adapt.

That’s why the big names aren’t coming back.

Stageit relies on basic features such as  a “tip jar” and a “creative rewards” system, which have been the backbone of donation-based crowd funding since its conception. It lacks creativity and rivals a streaming platform that is far superior in every possible way.

 How does Stageit change? How does it become relevant again?

It needs to be creative, it needs to incorporate one-click options, call-to-actions and an integrated merch interface. And it needs to make the right partnerships (e.g. Topspin).

It needs to be everywhere and needs to not solely exist within the Stageit application.

Unfortunately, these changes should have been incorporated about a year and a half ago, when the big names where there. Now, it looks like Stageit has lost its shot.

It’s going to be an uphill battle, but as a soon as Ustream or Youtube introduces a donation-based system, it’s over. It’s I.S. (Instagram Syndrome).