Ask Kashif: Is R&B Music Dead? from Grown Folks Music on Vimeo.

Our series of GFM generated questions with Kashif rolls on and today he tackles the “word on the street” about the death knell of Rhythm and Blues. In this landscape where numerous radio conglomerates have fashioned R&B into Redundant & Boring, it’s great to know that all is not lost. Make sure to share this video and others in this series with those lovers of R&B that you know and remember to “Like” The History of R&B Music fan page on Facebook to keep up to date with Kashif’s latest: a historical ten-part documentary on R&B Music.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.