Smokey Robinson praises Timberlake, Carey, Keys’ outstanding talentsMay 25th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Veteran singer Smokey Robinson has praised modern day performers like Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys for their outstanding musical talents.
The R&B and soul legend believes the current artists are on their way to becoming lasting icons for being the exceptional voice of their generation.
“There are some wonderful talents out there and their music will live on. There’s a bunch of them, I can name Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, there’s a bunch of them. I know there’s some good music being made by great young artists,” Contactmusic quoted him as telling BANG Showbiz.
The 69-year-old further said that their talent was often marred due to excessive negative attention laid on their lives.
He added: “People look at music nowadays and there is far less censorship than there used to be so people tend to draw their attention to the negatives. This is not only true in music but it all of our lives - the news is always so negative, we are drawn towards the negative, so the negative music is out in the forefront of people’s minds.” (ANI)
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