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Is Rihanna a Real Artist?

Fergie 2012/08/29 19:00:00
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British post-punk band The Vaccines made headlines recently when guitarist Freddie Cowan claimed Rihanna isn't a real artist. His argument, as stated to Digital Spy, was "she has 15 writers, 15 songwriters and 15 producers all fighting for space on her albums and she's the face of it."

This sounds like the classic debate about whether pop artists have any credibility if they don't write their own songs, but what do you think? Do you consider Rihanna an artist?

NME.COM reports:
The Vaccines have hit out at Rihanna for failing to write her own music.
nme reports guitarist freddie cowan raps coldplay band earth

Read More: http://www.nme.com/news/the-vaccines/65790

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  • Aspect ... Shadow_... 2012/09/07 00:44:48
    Aspect of B
    What? Are you kidding me? 'Challenge' you? But you were the one who started this whole thing! 'Keep the convo going'? You're the one who keeps laying flame bait! I mean, for Pete's sake, bud, have you just gone and ignored half the things either of us said?

    Great, look at me. Now I'm as much an angry mess as you were. If your intention was to get a rise out of me, then you've done your duty. Good job, you got me.

    "there's no sense in talking to me at all"

    Well, now THERE'S something I can agree with! Honestly, it's like you posted with the express purpose of being rude and getting people annoyed with you--but I guess if that was your motive, I'm nothing but a fool for trying to get some sort of discussion going when it's obvious I've been playing right into your hands this whole time. Is this what you wanted? Are you satisfied with yourself now?

    I can't believe I let myself get roped into this.

    And don't you dare talk about my dictionary like that. If you do again, I will be most unkind. Fair warning.
  • Shadow_... Aspect ... 2012/09/08 15:34:15 (edited)
    Shadow_Wolf
    You asked me about the second deffinition, found it, then complain because it was from "another source" and I didn't care because you found the definition so it didn't matter what source you got it from. I'm not even slightly angry and I'm not attempting to trool you (internet slang for "trying to get a rise out of you as you would say). You think in this mindset because you either didn't know this definition of artist and you're so angry at yourself and your crappy dictionaries or because you didn't want to admit Rhiana was an artist whether crappy or good doesn't matter which, still an artist. It could be all the above, but it doesn't matter. If you don't want people to "get a rise out of you" don't get on the internet.
  • Neutron... Aspect ... 2012/08/30 22:33:34
  • Shadow_... Neutron... 2012/09/03 03:35:01
    Shadow_Wolf
    It's sad because he's using it incorrectly. Usually people would cite things to help their claim. His definition doesn't help him.
  • moviebuff 2012/08/30 21:00:59 (edited)
    Yes, because...
    moviebuff
    Believe me I don't buy her music, I don't follow gossip about her or really anything relating to her. But she is an artist (of sorts) she isn't an artist in the sense that she doesn't take the time to write or compose or learn the structure of a song. But she dresses fierce and me being a little bit of a fashionista in that sense yes, she is an artist. But trust me darling she is not Florence and the machine or Adele or Mary J. Blige. Now they are both musical and fashion artists. I'm not sure I answered the question the right way. But I'm satisfied.
  • meshell moviebuff 2012/08/30 22:00:13
    meshell
    sounds good to me :)
  • nina moviebuff 2012/08/30 22:28:22
    nina
    She prob doesn't pick the costumes herself. Styleists do that for her
  • Neutron... nina 2012/08/30 22:32:24
    NeutronBomb
    +1
    styleists?
  • nina Neutron... 2012/09/14 17:25:34
    nina
    I can't spell
  • moviebuff nina 2012/08/31 03:25:22
    moviebuff
    +1
    please don't ruin the dream. We have to give her something.......... lol
  • squire 2012/08/30 20:51:57
    Yes, because...
    squire
    sure she is, like it or not.
  • NeutronBomb 2012/08/30 20:51:05
    Yes, because...
    NeutronBomb
    she does her thing, If you dont like it dont buy it.
  • WWZ Captain 2012/08/30 20:44:23
    Yes, because...
    WWZ Captain
    Yes.... But in a real loose sense of the term. I mean, There are many aspects of the business (music) and the voice is an instrument too, but, hell, half the time that is computer generated. I mean, no she ain't John Lennon or Stevie Nicks, or Nikki Sixx, ( who among these new bands is) but those days are lost forever, I'm afraid.
  • Koja 2012/08/30 20:34:44
    No, because...
    Koja
    She might have a voice, but not much else
  • meshell Koja 2012/08/30 22:02:15
    meshell
    i listened to her sing Take a Bow without music, she doesnt sound that good.
  • Aksana 2012/08/30 20:34:42
    Yes, because...
    Aksana
    +1
    cause she can open her mouth
  • BILL 2012/08/30 20:31:00
    Yes, because...
    BILL
    +2
    no law against not writing your own songs
  • aley.mccaskill 2012/08/30 20:30:55
    No, because...
    aley.mccaskill
    +1
    she doesn't write her own songs
  • Neutron... aley.mc... 2012/08/30 20:51:37
    NeutronBomb
    +5
    Neither did Elvis Presley.
  • Shadow_... Neutron... 2012/08/30 21:50:06
    Shadow_Wolf
    It's funny how people will talk about celebrities they don't like, yet fail to mention things that celebrities they like do or just ignorant to the fact
  • meshell Shadow_... 2012/08/30 22:03:55
    meshell
    oh my gosh that happens on here a lot religion, politics. anything and everything that can be debated on.
  • Shadow_... meshell 2012/08/31 23:19:58
    Shadow_Wolf
    Religion especially
  • meshell Shadow_... 2012/09/01 00:25:43
    meshell
    yes that i will agree on.
  • Neutron... Shadow_... 2012/08/30 22:09:26
    NeutronBomb
    Yeah exactly, dont tell me what you dont like, tell me what you do like.
  • TessHM Neutron... 2012/08/31 22:08:49
    TessHM
    Elvis could sing them.
  • lex aley.mc... 2012/08/30 21:52:45
    lex
    +1
    A lot of people didn't and still don't write their own songs.
  • Emily Barrington 2012/08/30 20:27:20
    Yes, because...
    Emily Barrington
    I do like her music but she is crap live.
  • Tennessee3501 2012/08/30 20:25:45 (edited)
    Yes, because...
    Tennessee3501
    +2
    I really do not know since I have not seen any of her paintings! LOL !
  • meshell Tenness... 2012/08/30 22:04:40
    meshell
    +1
    LOL, funny that neither have i.
  • naturallycomplex 2012/08/30 20:05:46
    No, because...
    naturallycomplex
    +1
    She just has an image.
  • SICARIO 2012/08/30 20:00:05
    Yes, because...
    SICARIO
    +3
    Nobody ever heard of the "Vaccines".. Rhianna gif
  • meshell SICARIO 2012/08/30 22:05:41
    meshell
    +1
    she should be saying, I look so drugged up right now.
  • Resp 2012/08/30 19:50:20
    No, because...
    Resp
    What exactly is a "real artist"?
  • Cris 2012/08/30 19:29:09
    Yes, because...
    Cris
    +1
    Every singer has a unique voice and if it's good then I believe you are an artist. Beside being a songwriter,a great voice alone can equate what makes an artist too! A great song with a terrible voice would never fly,right?! Not everyone is blessed with a mind to write music and make words sound good together,this is why there are songwriters! Aswell,not all songwriters can sing but that that doesn't mean it isn't artistic!
  • Katie Doll 2012/08/30 19:26:40
    No, because...
    Katie Doll
    +2
    Just because you sing the song doesn't make you an artist...Also, she autotunes her voice...A LOT!!
  • Tre 2012/08/30 19:20:01
    No, because...
    Tre
    +2
    No because she isn't. She is just another pretty girl making fame off her body.
  • squire Tre 2012/08/30 20:53:26
    squire
    and you're jealous?
  • Tre squire 2012/09/04 14:42:56
    Tre
    +1
    Nope, not at all. Just answered the questioned that was asked.
  • squire Tre 2012/09/04 20:21:37
    squire
    fair enough
  • Rachel 2012/08/30 19:17:41
    No, because...
    Rachel
    +1
    All she does is sing, we don't even know if she can do that since its all auto-tuned.

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