Think about the women she considers icons, Sarah Vaughn, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald. These are Black women who were touring and acting during Jim Crow segregation. Older Black people have this tension with struggle. They find struggle noble. Those who persevere through struggle are given high acclaim.Does this seem a little messy to anyone else? I notice some of these older women that are singers criticize their younger counterparts for no reason. Yes, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I just don't like things like this. Maybe some of these artists don't want to be icons and just want to make music and relax. To also what may be considered an icon in Warwick's generation is probably not what is considered an icon in other generations...
Your right. I haven't thought about it that way.Think about the women she considers icons, Sarah Vaughn, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald. These are Black women who were touring and acting during Jim Crow segregation. Older Black people have this tension with struggle. They find struggle noble. Those who persevere through struggle are given high acclaim.
The younger artists, though they do have struggles are the descendants of the pathways that women Dionne considers icons created for them. Which is why she likes Mary J. Blige. Again, a woman who has triumphed over domestic violence, drug addiction, and the other routine violence that Black women experience to make a name for herself as a singer and actor.
I love her music but many people only know Dionne as a purveyor of shade. So I hope she uses her interviews to discuss more of her music.
You don't have to agree with her. She has the right to who she feels are icons in an industry she cracked open to Black pop singers.Your right. I haven't thought about it that way.
I thought it was unnecessary when she shaded Beyonce saying she wasn't an icon a while ago. I'm not a Beyonce stan, but I do appreciate how much work she puts into singing and her shows. I do feel like all of the artists she mentioned have had a huge impact on the music industry whether she wants to admit it or not especially Mariah Carey and Toni Braxton.
I know I don't have to agree with her. That's why we all have different opinions. Not speaking for anyone else in my generation, but I'm pretty young and I knew of her for a while because I grew up around singers, musicians and have been playing instruments since I was 9, so I'm not trying to take away her impact she has had on the music industry at all.You don't have to agree with her. I know that women in her generation are sad that younger Black people don't know their music catalogs and impact. When they were growing up Black households listened to music communally so music was a shared experience. Depending on how young a Black person is now, they can start developing their own musical palette distinct from their parents as soon as they get their own device around 8 or 9.