The Rise and Fall and Rise of Charlie Wilson

Posted in funky snob, music on January 26th, 2010 by urbanguy

Charlie Wilson is the R&B prototype.

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That voice!

His vocal stylings have influenced the modern day R&B sound without a doubt. USA Today has a great piece on Wilson and the struggles he endured over his career.

Even his newer stuff shows that he’s still got it.

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Penned by R. Kelly (can’t you tell), this song kills me. Not many dudes can sing a song that features their name in the chorus but Wilson pulls it off.

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And of course, his connection with Snoop has kept him relevant. The fact that this song isn’t half bad doesn’t hurt either.


Charlie Wilson – There Goes My Baby (Video)

Posted in film, funky snob, music, words on July 5th, 2009 by urbanguy

Charlie Wilson doesn’t get the props that he should for holding it down for so long and influencing today’s R&B.

His latest, Uncle Charlie, will probably stay under the radar but does have a couple of cool joints such as this one (written, incidentally, by Babyface and Calvin Richardson).

Props go to Snoop as well for continuing to show Charlie some love.

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