The 2018 Soul Train Awards has come and gone and as always I am here with the “5 Things We Learned From The 2018 Soul Train Awards,” Let’s get right into it!
1. Black Artist Really Need To Start Making Conscious Effort To Attend The Soul Train Awards
I was really disappointed that many top-tier black artists decided not to attend the Soul Train Awards. This has become a continuing trend. Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, and Mariah Carey just to name a few should have had their asses in the audience whether they were receiving an award or not. We are quick to support MTV, AMA’s, and Grammys when we should be supporting our own. Without Soul Train many artists would have never gained recognition. Moral to the story is, have your asses at the Soul Train Awards! PERIOD!
2. Tisha Campbell & Tichina Arnold Were A Good Substitution For Erykah Badu As Hosts
Tisha)& Pam( Tichina) did a good job hosting the shows. The 90’s theme was genius and their opening was comical and reminded me of a Martin episode. Very nostalgic and their song selections were good. These women were a good substitution for Erykah since she was receiving the Legend Award. Bring Erykah back next year as host if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!
3. We Need More Soul Cyphers
There were definitely not enough Soul Cyphers in last night’s show. We needed at least 2 more. BJ The Chicago Kid, Queen Naija, Luke James, Kelly Price, and Erykah Badu did an excellent job with Kelly “I’m Booked” Price being the standout. Soul Train or whoever is responsible or booking the talent please lean in close so that I don’t have to speak loudly, MORE SOUL CYPHERS NEXT YEAR! PLEASE AND THANK YOU!
4. Erykah Badu Is Legend!
Erykah Badu was the recipient of “The Legend Award” and she is very deserving of this honor. She has always been unique since her debut album dropped in 1997 and always manages to reinvent herself without carrying us too fast. She has always been outside the box and always ahead of the pack. Give people their flowers while they are alive to smell them! That’s exactly what Soul Train did. Erykah got up on the stage and ran through some of her reimagined hits, without completely changing the songs(
Lauryn Hill) She performed two of my favorites, “I Want U” and “Green Eyes” her performance was mesmerizing! Erykah is LEGEND!
5. Faith Evans Doesn’t’ Receive The Credit She Deserves
Jordan) was the recipient of the “Lady of Soul Award” and I am here to tell you that Faith Renée Evans doesn’t receive the credit that she deserves. Her self-titled debut album is undoubtedly A CLASSIC! If you have never heard it or don’t have it in your collection GET THE F*CK FROM AROUND ME! Faith graced the stage and did her good singing. I would have liked to see some of the younger female singers honor her by singing some of her songs. I am not sure who could do a befitting tribute.
Overall The 2018 Soul Train Awards was good, the only thing that was missing was a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin that was definitely needed.
Whut, say you?