Remember when Musiq Soulchild was a rapper? Nah.. me neither.
They have been playing the heck out of his latest new single down here in GA, so I finally peeped the video and had to share. I love that I can always recognize his poetic, soulful sound. And, from what I can recall, he has always been an advocate for Black love in every one of his videos.
I do.. love this. Simple yet effective.
As a true fan boasting each of his albums in my collection, I was overcome with sadness when I found out that after being in the industry for like a decade, Musiq attempted to switch up his signature style due to his perception of mainstream music being more hip-hop focused at the time. [I believe he addresses this in his new track Alive and Well. Ryan Leslie also made this same move and it was horrifying, in my opinion. He’s an r+b singer, too, btw. And a great musician.] I am all for growth, but it’s just weird! Especially for an established artist with a loyal, healthy fanbase.
I don’t know who talked Musiq Soulchild into staying true to himself, but I am thankful.
More visuals like this, please!