Now when it comes to naming the dopest R&B singers in the game, I will not fake the funk, I am dumb silly common with my choices: Drake, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, (fill in the blank(s)), right? Right…..
However, the focus of this post is merely on a kid singer by the name of Smith, Willow Smith. For errryone not familiar with the “Whip My Hair” record, well, this youngster happens to be the nine-year-old (well, 10 come October 31st) murking radio stations and illegal Internet hosting music sites by not only having an ill record but by being the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
Sure, parents are not everything, right? Who cares if her brother is Jaden and has starred in big flicks already? But in this particular case, Willow has invaded an area of culture typically not seen by anyone under the age of 13. Come on, the kid is barely old enough to go and cop PG-rated movie tickets, and yet she has swag for days. So while Will and Jada are a good look and her sibling making flicks with Jackie Chan is all the better, she has one of the most respected co-signs and associations in music, period.
Yup, can you believe Willow is actually able to throw up the Roc Dynasty symbol amongst the likes of Kanye West and really be a part of the team? Geeesh, amazing is a funking understatement right about now. So while I am not here to give big ups to the little homie, I must admit, Willow Smith could easily be the best worst thing not smoking right about now….
Why, you may ask. Well, let’s consider a few aspects to why Willow is definitely the best thing out: Besides proving the point that age ain’t nothin’ but a number, Willow defines breaking limits. Funk if you are not dating Diddy or at least spreading yourself out across the Internet with your… music. Funk if you do not have curses in your music. Willow is putting a steez into this R&B game which it has needed for quite a few years. Think about it, what Willow represents is a chance to be taken seriously and sell some records by doing what she does best, making music.