Originally Posted by TheFunkyDrummer
If you mean by death that the R&B industry is fucked up, it happened way earlier. Soul music died in the 80s when the shit went disco(Disco died at the end of the 70's) and pure funk (don't confuse it with soulfunk groups like Kool and the Gang or Earth Wind and Fire or artists like Gloria Lynne). 90s was mostly horrible (Opinion)but there will always be artists that stand out. Erykah was unique, D'Angelo is a great singer, Dwele and Bilal I don't like a lot but they do have talent. Daptone has some great R&B/Soul releases. If you digg you will still find.
Theres been many great soul artists since the 80's. just say you don't like the sound of post 80's r&b (because thats the only conclusion to be drawn if you only like erykah and d'angelo) rather than try and rewrite history.