Great music is fundamentally less dependent on synthesizing technology and accruing production values. Thankfully I believe in classic artistry; voice and lyrics are purest forms of musical essence and no amount of technology can epitomize these factors. I have little or no time for current (popcorn) music; fads, effort, desire and white-collar commerce does not constitute to good music, timeless music. The old school will forever be my new school, Amen.

 

My preference (alphabetical order).

 

Alicia Keys

Édith Piaf

Frank Sinatra

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Sam Cooke

Tamia

Tupac Shakur