Yesteryear, black music was awesome. Times were much difficult for black people, but the struggle brought out such creative music from the soul, in the secular world and even in the church. Nowadays, black artists does not know what it is to be innovative and create their own music and if they do, they do not have any soul, you can’t hardly feel anything. The last 90’s into the 21st century is the worst time in the world of music. New generations start producing their music, then it negatively effects the black community, because they do not know what it means to be creative. However, you can pick out good artists, just like picking out a few good ripe apples out of a rotten batch: Jaheim, Prince, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Boyz II Men, Patti Labelle, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keyes, Fantasia, umm, it’s really hard, let’s see…Jennifer Hudson, of course. It makes you wonder if becoming diverse and universal did no good for preserving the soul in black music. Black music could be at the point of no return. Furthermore, every last one of these artists who are now deceased was an original and never imitated any other music artists to gain fame. These days, you have a lot of imitators and this is one of the main reasons why we have no more black artist with any real soul heard when they sing, beside the fact the new generation knows what soul music means or even how to just be an original artist.