So I wanted to post this track from Kelly Rowland just to gauge what folks feel really makes music “grown”. Is the subject matter? Is it the music? What truly makes music “Grown Folks Music”? I’m kind of torn on this cut in the sense that I hear what Kelly is saying loud clear(which I can appreciate) but it’s kind of hard for me to consider this music grown when I keep hearing Rihanna or Ciara or Keri Hilson or (insert “young” artist here) singing this track. Maybe my old fuddy duddiness is starting to show. What are your thoughts? How would you make this call: Grown or not? Hit us up in the comment section!

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.