In the past couple of years, the R&B genre has been slowing disappearing. There will be great artist who provide us with great music, but soon after cross over into the Pop genre. For example, artist such as Usher, Chris Brown and Ne-Yo made us fall in love with their soulful voices over incredible R&B beats with mind wrapping lyrics. Once they reached a certain plateau in their career their music slowly began to change. Now we can hear their soulful voices over dynamic Pop beats with slightly watered down lyrics. There’s nothing wrong with diversifying yourself, because we all know artist are going to go where the money is, but when are they going to get back to the basics?
Texas native, Joseph SoMo, may be the answer to this question. SoMo is an independent artist from Denison, TX who received his big break on YouTube when he released an ear catching medley that featured tracks from Drake’s second album “Take Care”. The medley received over 3.5 million views which was ground breaking attention SoMo. He later went on to virtually release more covers, medleys, renditions which he puts his own signature mark on. SoMo’s YouTube collection includes his version of tracks from artist such as Ciara, Wale, Ace Hood, Kanye West, Avant and many others.
SoMo “Take Care” Medley
SoMo lives by the musical philosophy “If it sounds good, people will listen”. In 2012 he released his debut mixtape entitled “My Life”. The project consist of 10 original tracks such as ‘Letters’, ‘The Only One’, ‘Dreams’ and others. Earlier this year he released an official video for his first single ‘Ride’. SoMo is currently finishing his tour called “The Ride Tour”.
“The Ride Tour” Promo Video:
“Hold On, We’re Going Home” (rendition):
“Ashley” Freestyle (rendition)
Frank Ocean Medley
Keep up with SoMo via:
Official Website: http://officialsomo.com/