Let’s start things off with what’s the definition of an icon. Webster’s definition of an icon is: a person or thing widely admired especially for having great influence or significance in a particular sphere. So what’s the reason for me to have a discussion on this topic? Well I’m glad you asked. Too many times you hear about different individuals, especially in the music community, being labeled as being an icon. Why is that? Has that person actually made a great influence or significance in the music community or is it that they’ve made an impression on you and you want them to have that label placed on them. Here’s what I’ve noticed. A new generation of artists have created a work that has stirred some excitement in many listeners, and for that reason, some believe that they should be considered an icon. My question to that is, how long will these artists continue to hold this particular influence? Will they continue to transcend over decades like some others have, ie.; Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra? These are some of the greatest iconic artists ever, who by the way, are still considered the bar to reach. Am I saying that their aren’t any more iconic figures today? On the contrary. What I am saying is that we shouldn’t label them as being iconic without a record of longevity behind them. These are just some of my views. What are some of yours?

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