That Was Then, This Is Now: SWV Wants To Know… “”Where Did That Real R&B Music Go?”

- By Bossip Staff

Whenever you hear the name SWV, the next thing you hear is “real music”. We all know the bubble gum music that plays today can’t even hang with the classic R&B from the 90s. The ladies of SWV hooked up with Derek Blanks to bring you a new look, even though their music was rockin’, those clothes they use to rock… SMH!!!

Flip the Lid for the Flicks and SWV asks “Where Did the Real R&B Go???”…

When you think of the 90’s music era you can’t help but to notice it gave birth to some of the hottest platinum artists in the game (SWV, Jade, Jodeci, Faith Evans, etc). Artists who are struggling to get the attention of the listening public now, were heavy spinners on radio, some selling 20,000 plus records a week in the stores. But what the hell happened? Where did that real R&B music go? In my opinion, and I’m sure millions will agree with me, is that the best thing that could have happened with music was the freedom to be able to pick and chose what genre of music you want to listen to. Radio now is fluttered with what I consider “Kindergarten snacks”, where the artist just gives you a lollipop and some bubble gum, but the real music fans are still left waiting for a real meal. Now don’t get me wrong, there are some new school artists that I can appreciate, but it’s for the moment, they are not artists that I would wanna hear years from now. Something is really wrong with that picture. I refuse to believe that real music is dead and there is no solid place for those “real” artists, songwriters and producers. We as the listening and buying public are responsible for what we want to hear, and the artists we want to see. It’s important that we keep the 90’s music alive and support our local underground artists who are getting lost in the shuffle. We are not going to the stores buying real music, but rather sit our asses in the hair salons and barber shops waiting for the bootleg copy. Come on guys lets request, “Weak”, “Forever my Lady” and all of those great 90’s songs that “YOU” made number one.

Love Always,

Images via Derek Blanks

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    Will always love SWV..wish they would come back like En Vogue..tired of the these songs with no substance….

  • Angel


  • ReALiSt aka ReALeSt(Da MoDeRaToR)



  • Angel

    😦 I wish they would come back.

  • d


  • PrettyInPink

    That’s what I wanna know too…music these days is senseless

  • d

    I miss the real music!!! I was big fans of Jodeci and SWV they brought it.

  • smittyt

    What real music, they don,t know nothing about real music that was before they,re time,real music i Earth Wind and Fire ,Kool &the Gang.Rose Royce,and the Crusaders,now thats real music not SWV.

  • pickel

    Oh please, their songs aren’t that great either, in fact some of them are down right cheesy and lame!

  • mz.cee

    I used to love SWV!

  • tg

    Me, too. We have a few good R&B singers, but that is it.

  • ms louisiana stand up

    i miss real r@b.

  • americasunemployed

    Your generation of music is gone.. but if you like neo-soul music check us out at

    or if you have been laid off

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  • DreTruth

    Mario can sing Love him.
    Can’t stand Ne-yo but he’s a great writer.
    I don’t know what to say about trey songz.
    Yall mad at R. Kelly cause some young girl let him n ut t on her belly. But he’s still the man love is on the way.
    Usher wants a minaj.
    Beyonce is a yawn – she is so tired “telephone” showed that.
    I erkah but she be a little off sometimes.
    I miss deangelo
    I miss tevin campbell
    I miss tony thompson
    I miss toni tony tone
    I miss michelle
    I miss jade
    I miss Htown
    I miss jodeci
    I miss luther vandross
    I miss phyllis hyman
    but I thank GOD for Jesus that I was able to listen to real music and know what it really is.

  • Caramel Cat™

    I was just talking about how 90’s r&b was the best on another thread…

  • smittyt

    Fuuuck Off,damn you sound like some crazed white boy who,s got something racist to get off his chest and because you cant get your point heard you have lost it on you computer,chill relax it ain,t that seriousand get over it.

  • IMO (breaking the monotony)

    I just think it’s like when we were young and our parents would be like “that crap???” “that isn’t real music”!….I mean it’s the kids who support the stuff on the radio….it’s a different time and this next generation like what we call “crap”

  • http://aol ebonieladi

    @Dre Truth

    You said a mouthful. So many good singers left by the side of the road in favor of these “kindergarten snacks”. I see some of our favorite singers are starting to come back and I welcome them with open arms. The majority of the music I listen to is on my mp3 from my music collection. Only listen to talk shows on the radio since the music is definitely not happening.

  • http://aol ebonieladi

    Even some of the music I wasn’t too crazy about in the 90’s sounds d.a.m.n good compared
    too what’s out there now. I think the record producers and record companies tastes are all in their mouth now while they are steadily lining their pockets off of this weak crap.

  • Micaroni715

    Jade?!? They had maybe one hit. Why not mention En Vogue or BoyzIIMen. Good grief. Tony Braxton, Babyface, Brian McKnight, Maxwell, D’Angelo.

  • http://aol ebonieladi

    The record companies are lining their pockets off of this weak crap while disposing of the artists on a regular basis and replacing them with new crap.

  • Beauty-fulTxn

    I agree the r&b we hear now(not all but the majority) is nothing compared to the 90’s. I miss all those old groups SWV, Changing Faces, Subway, Monifah, Total, and the list could go on, and on.

  • Well then...

    maybe it’s time for you ladies (SWV)to come back and bless our souls with this music! You, SWV sang. I mean, really, nothing like these frauds, nowadays. You all sang! Come back, and announce a tour, and I will be right there! 😀

  • Somali Ninga

    Real R&B went down the toilet since quality R&B isnt getting quality spins on the radio.


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