Saturday, July 9, 2016

Prince, Whitney Houston, and Aaliyah

BY: GURU JAY



Prince, Whitney Houston, and Aaliyah made music better. The 3 music makers rejuvenated rock, pop, and R&B genres. They literally transformed sounds.

No one could have sang Purple Rain like Prince. Who else other than Whitney could hit that amazing “And I Will Always Love You” high note? And only Aaliyah could have sang One In a Million.

Singers keep imitating these artists because their pieces last forever. Not just every song, every sound was high quality. Their voices were made to be recorded inside recording booths.

Now Prince was a perfectionist. He challenged you to be great. Because his expectations were sky high, you expected more of yourself as a result. I feel Prince knew his abilities were supernatural.


Whitney Houston was an angel. Moreover, I don’t know if she realized how strong an effect she had on the world. All her music should be archived. It would be a shame to lose a single Whitney Houston song.

We all know Aaliyah died way too young. Despite an untimely death, within a short span of time she demonstrated greatness. Without question, she shined royally. I believe the Princess of R&B would have eventually collaborated with Prince.

Many associated the music artist with the color Purple because of his hit number 1 song and movie. Similarly, Michael Jackson’s name is synonymous with Thriller. However, I think it’s important to remember all the legends’ work because their entire music catalog deserves respect.
What are your favorite Prince songs? Do you like Party Like It’s 1999, I Wanna Be Your Lover, and When Doves Cry? Prince could party, make love, and tear up more than one thing. Like Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana, he made the guitar spill tears.

What are the best Whitney Houston’s songs? Exhale, I Have Nothing, My Love Is Your Love, I Wanna Dance with Somebody are some great ones. The Greatest Love of All songstress might have been the greatest singer of all time.

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Finally, I recommend listening to an Aaliyah album.

What is music without Prince, Whitney Houston, and Aaliyah?

I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!
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