Is Monica an R&B Great?

Monica Jazz in the Gardens 2013-8

What do you think?

1995: Miss Thang
1998: The Boy Is Mine
2003: After the Storm
2006: The Makings of Me
2010: Still Standing

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  • SPINNER says:

    Not to consistant in my Book , She good but far from a GREAT, in my book, Respect to MONICA THough, she has risen above , and overcome sum Trama in here Life , Maybe one day she could be Great , NOT today. Thats my opinion

  • Bravery says:

    Agree 100% with what Spinner said.

  • saule wright says:

    Man, I don’t know if I’d list a lot of these folks as greats/legends in the game. I think a lot of us are judging from personal experience in our life, other than the music. 90’s was a great time for music, and more importantly, a great time in our lives if you were in HS or around that age. We had some real great formative life experiences so we revere those soundtracks a bit more than we should. The budding starts to Monica and Brandy’s careers looked better than it turned out to be. I can’t name 6 songs from Monica’s 5 albums and I’d venture to say that most folks that voted yes can’t either.

    The point I’m trying to get at that folks in our late 20’s to late 30’s are lofting around “great” a little too loosely nowadays, imo of course. With parameters, the discussion would seem to be a bit more valid. If we framed the question with “starting in the 90’s” then maybe her rank goes up. But in the grand scheme of music, some of these folks are really just hot moments and forgettable albums.

    Anyway, I’ll shut up and continue to enjoy the series and the discussion, just wanted to drop off my 2 cent.

    • Slam says:

      Good points. Basically we just wanted to get some discussion going either way. We are not of the opinion to call anyone a great at this point, we just wanted to see what others thought. I think the basic framework, at least to me, when looking to consider someone a great is are they one of the best in their generation.