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So Why Do You Hate Alicia Keys?

As the Managing Editor/Founder/Uncompromising Megalomaniac of this here music blog, I start to notice "things", more specifically, trends with the community of this site. I take full responsibility for stirring the direction of conversation here sometimes, but somewhere along the way things got positively out of hand, Becky!

Okay. So, I noticed that Alicia Keys is regarded with anything from apathy to outright hate on SoulBounce and someone needs to tell me why.

Is it because being "over" Alica Keys is just what we're supposed to do whenever she has an album out? Is it because she's not good enough for Common? Because she took her braids out and is looking more and more like Persia White everyday?

Give me something good that I can cackle at as I twirl my mustache.


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  • http://www.songsinthekeyoflife.wordpress.com Vivrant Thang

    Oh it's business never personal with me and Persia White's play cousin. I just want a refund from her pockets for the hard earned pesos I spent on the snooze fest that was her last album. I mean, I can't get back the 35 or 40 minutes of my life that I spent listening to the obituary. So that's the least she could do. I mean there could have at least been one song that didn't make my ears bleed. Hmmph!
    If I seem a tad bit harsh, it's because I have no tolerance for people with actual talent putting out bad music. There are too many talentless folks *cough* CHINAHBLAC *cough* that got that covered.

  • http://www.toosense.net dnA

    Oh yeah I hate her. If by "hate" you mean "lust desperately for".

  • http://www.itslikebuttababy.com Butta

    I love Alicia Keys the person, but I truly dislike her new CD. It's such a let down and a mess compared to her previous work. I think that despite strong sales, her core R&B fan base may be eroding and not feeling her after listening to 'As I Am'. I'm gonna give her one more album to redeem herself for this misstep but I'm definitely giving her the side-eye til then.

  • nOvaMatic

    @ dnA:
    Funny haha/funny sad.

  • http://www.toosense.net dnA

    We all have dreams!

  • jennifer

    wow...hate is such a strong word, lol...but i don't hate keys, i just think she's average...middle of the road...nothing really special...when she first came out, they really hyped her up like she was this virtuoso, but when i heard the album, i was like, "that's all??"...in addition, she has YET to make a classic album, and i feel like she can grow more artistically, whenever she gets off of clive's crotch...there are waaaaay more talented artists that don't have clive's million dollar promotion budget...to her credit, she always has strong singles (that seem a bit empty, i.e. no one) but she needs to drop a classic album, one where i can play EVERY SINGLE SONG WITHOUT HITTING THE SKIP BUTTON, then she'll be ok in my book...her last album had no passion, no drive, no heart...she's lost her music mojo...

  • http://searching4myswagger.blogspot.com 1980

    "As I Am" was a shit sandwich!!

  • A.Lovely

    i don't hate Alicia Keys but I think she her most recent album sounds horrible (maybe its her voice that is horrible and not the album in particular). with the exception of the like i'll never see you again track, the music is wack. but i never felt this vehemently about her skills until this album was released, the earlier ones were okay.

  • outsider

    i like her latest album as much as i liked her previous albums. definitely skipped some tracks here and there but i don't think it's horrible. then again, i like the culture club and will.i.am's most recent solo album.

  • Empress (NYC)

    I like Will.I.Am's new album....Get your Money is my jam! Although I did too feel a little "awkward" about Alicia's latest LP...it didn't hit home like the previous 3...

  • http://dawsonink.net Will

    Personally, I think Alicia's best CD was the MTV Unplugged joint, if only because it's the only time you even get a hint that she's having fun. I mean, sure she sang the same rangy, dramatic hits on the live CD, but at least you get a hint of a personality -- like when she speaks between songs, when she has guest appearances, etc.
    In fact, I think I just like Alicia live, when you can tell she has a pulse. On a recent awards show, she trotted out Chaka Demus and Pliers!!! And she was dancing. HARD! Alicia lives!!!
    Yeah ... I only like Keys when she's (they're) in the ignition and running. Not when she's putting me to sleep with ballads and just blah videos. Sigh.

  • http://myspace.com/tw1nty Tw1nty

    I hate her because she doesnt sing in the same key as the music. She sang closest to the key of the music on her first album. Now she just doesnt give a fuck.

  • http://kevinnottingham.com/myblog/ Kevin

    Damn, I don't understand the animosity over Alicia. I thought 'As I Am' was a pretty solid album. Yeah, she experimented with some different styles of music, but that's called evolution people. Give Alicia a break; she's still better than half of the crap you hear on radio these days anyway.

  • k

    Alicia's latest album is wack wack wack. I don't hate Alicia, I actually like her, and thought her first two albums were really good but this last one was very disappointing.

  • taboo

    Leave my babygirl Persia White outta this. She is certified slammin!

  • Jennifer

    taboo: she is looking like persia more and more these days, you can't even deny that, lol!

  • http://www.myspace.com/suga suga

    I never like 'Licia UNTIL this current cd. I was over her a long time ago, but she just reeled me back in.

  • http://lizburr.com liz

    man, I totally didn't know the site hates AK. I love her and I love this site! say it ain't so.
    she rox.

  • lumapa

    Hate is a strong word so I'll avoid that word altogether. I simply don't care for Alicia's latest especially the massively hyped and over played song "No One". Like many singers her age she over sings and doesn't use dyanmics to build the song. Its pretty much 0-100 inside of 10 seconds.
    There is no way she could sing this song three nights in a row but then again pop stars these days have very relaxed touring schedules that allow plenty of time for recuperation. Even on one of the New Year's Eve shows she was singing over the track ! Another thing - why is AK characterized as being a keyboard "genius" when all I hear her play are garden variety arpeggios that could easily be played by a 6 month student ? The hype machine has made her into something that she isn.t

  • Tanni

    I don't hate Alicia Keys as a person.. THAT SAID ..
    Her new cd AS I AM commercial success is a fraud.. J Records have purchased 1.5 million copies of that garbage cd in the first 5 weeks it was on Billboard charts.. Clive Davis (AKA The Devil) is obsessed with her . Chicago Tribune stated that .. He personally spent 20 million dollars of investors money to break her in the music industry .Way more than any artist on that label.. And in 2002 Clive Davis bribed the Accounting Firm that tallied the grammy votes to have Alica Keys win every category she was nominated in .. ( at the expense of a more grammy worthy artist India Arie).. And just from his track record the same thing should happen at the 2008 Grammys.

  • Tanni

    I don't hate Alicia Keys as a person.. THAT SAID ..
    Her new cd AS I AM commercial success is a fraud.. J Records have purchased 1.5 million copies of that garbage cd in the first 5 weeks it was on Billboard charts.. Clive Davis (AKA The Devil) is obsessed with her . Chicago Tribune stated that .. He personally spent 20 million dollars of investors money to break her in the music industry .Way more than any artist on that label.. And in 2002 Clive Davis bribed the Accounting Firm that tallied the grammy votes to have Alica Keys win every category she was nominated in .. ( at the expense of a more grammy worthy artist India Arie).. And just from his track record the same thing should happen at the 2008 Grammys.

  • ibrahim dawood

    i love alicia very very much i have a crush on her music aside

  • Marla P

    In any event, you can all hate as much as you want. You are still some broke azz cats with nothing but BITTERNESS (internalized anger over the fact that you are a bunch of online losers with no tact).
    Anyway. The world is actually feeling AK more than ever before. Otherwise, 50 Cent (sic), woul not feel the need to respond to invisible, non-existent threats.
    But, some of us Black people are just downright BACKWARD and STUPID. So, that's about that size of THAT.

  • michael whackajack

    i hate that bitch

  • michael whackajack

    to Marla p : NOBODY GIVES A SHIT FOR YOUR COMMENT BCAUSE U JUST START BLAMING PPL INSTEAD OF TALKING OF THE SUBJECT OF THIS CONVERSATION SO STFU!



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