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Talk of the Town: Ratchet & Blues

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R&B has always held a level of sophistication. Even the classic baby making songs carried a classiness about them that was lacking in other genres. Over the last 10 years, R&B has seen a decline in mainstream popularity. In an effort to re-brand R&B as current and edgy, a new crop of singers have emerged, seemingly distancing themselves from the traditional R&B sounds. More than the sound, the lyrics of these artists have become more blatant and in some instances down right crude. Tonight on Talk of the Town we take a look at the decline of R&B and what means to the next era of black music.

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