R.I.P. James Mtume

2022-01-12 by a plain figure with eight straight sides and eight angles. | 30 Comments
James Mtume has passed away from cancer at age 76. James had a versatile career in music, spanning multiple decades and genres, but is perhaps best known for his single "Juicy Fruit," which became the basis for Biggie's smash hit "Juicy".

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/11/arts/music/james-mtume-dead.html

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Grungil
January 12th 2022
386 Comments


I got nothing against James Mtume or any of the latest deceased musicians, but is this the right path for sputnik? Publishing obituaries from everyone who was musician or related to music? If so, please consider to create a obituary page, and let the news page remain mostly related to new music by our favorites musicians.

Anyway, RIP Mr. Mtume. Thanks for your amazing work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbbCZaI313A



Snake.
January 12th 2022
23792 Comments


what a strange thing to complain about

MrSirLordGentleman
January 12th 2022
14821 Comments


RIP

"what a strange thing to complain about"

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informing people about deceased artists has always been normal for music websites

dubyah93
January 12th 2022
8 Comments


gonna be publishing Grungil's obituary next

RIP Mtume

Grungil
January 12th 2022
386 Comments


"informing people about deceased artists has always been normal for music websites
"

I know, but the show must go on.

gordodustin
January 12th 2022
392 Comments


I completely agree with Grungil. I get it when it's someone that had a massive impact on the musical world at large, but not everything is newsworthy.

MrSirLordGentleman
January 12th 2022
14821 Comments


It's not like you're not getting news about other music related stuff because these articles exist so I don't get how they bother you

Not every musician is on Bowie's level of popularity, that doesn't mean that the people who enjoyed their music don't have the right to know about their deaths and pay their respects. It's not like selling less records makes them less people or worse musicians lol

People die every day, that doesn't mean it is something irrelevant. Unless you're some kind of super nihilist guy with a pretentious taste in music I can't see why you'd be bothered with an article that informs about someone's passing just because that person wasn't relevant enough for you or of your taste in music

And as I said before. It is a music website. Musicians deaths are literally among the most important and common things to be published in such places. You still get to know if low tier bands like Avenged Sevenfold are releasing a new album, so I don't get why whine about stuff like this. Seems like disrespect towards the dead and nothing else

BallsToTheWall
January 12th 2022
50697 Comments


Worst post of the year already won. Congrats Grungil.

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BallsToTheWall
January 12th 2022
50697 Comments


Also fuck Gorodustin too.

arf
January 12th 2022
145 Comments


idk, this is one of the ways I discover musicians, sometimes

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Snake.
January 12th 2022
23792 Comments


https://www.sputnikmusic.com/images/members/432537.jpg

MrSirLordGentleman
January 12th 2022
14821 Comments


yeah totally cringe user

arf
January 12th 2022
145 Comments


if obituaries to other news ratio is too high, the correct way to proceed would be to post more other news, not fewer obituaries
also, to post what you do wish to see, not complain about what you do not wish to see

Grungil
January 12th 2022
386 Comments


Like i said. The Show Must Go on.

There is a deadly pandemic outhere. There´s business shutting down, millions of people unemployed and starving with debs and hunger. Theres climate change. Theres a lot of bad things going on, right now. The human race is heading to extermination for god ´s sake. And whoever is running sputnikmusic.com, one of most visited websites in the world about music, decides to turn it into a music obituary?



MrSirLordGentleman
January 12th 2022
14821 Comments


None of the things you mentioned are related to music though. It's not like this is the BBC

Out of the 13 news articles featured in the homepage, just three are about deaths. How is that too much. If anything looks to me as the same you'd see on any other site related to other stuff. As arf said, if you want to see other stuff, publish it yourself, that's one of sputniks main features

The show must go on and who has said otherwise? It's not like your life's stopping because of this. This is literally just to inform about someone's death so people know about it and pay their respects. You're confusing "the show must go on" with literally not giving a fuck

jeez, I can't believe we're discussing something as basic as human empathy


Grungil
January 12th 2022
386 Comments


Death is part of life. We all know that! But are we gonna start counting and posting every musician´s death, like those 99,9% Tv channels are counting all deaths related to covid?


normaloctagon
January 12th 2022
8039 Comments


dude, grungil, you're clearly upset about something else and projecting that into this comment section; i'd ask that you please bow out. you're being not only illogical but incredibly disrespectful by harping on this.

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DarkNoctus
January 12th 2022
11791 Comments


it's not that i think that an obituaries page is a bad idea but man, what a fucking terrible way to pitch it. show some respect. the death of a musician is 100% newsworthy and impactful to listeners, especially when you consider the lifechanging work they have as part of their legacy.

AmericanFlagAsh
January 12th 2022
10737 Comments


Quick where is that "Sputnik user quotes" list

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sixdegrees
January 12th 2022
12563 Comments


RIP, awful thread

Anthracks
January 12th 2022
7138 Comments


i think the problem is that people aren't posting enough music news here these days. can't tell you how many strings of days i log on and there are no new news posts, despite there obviously being a ton of music news. it's probably related to the fact that most threads turn inflammatory so quickly though, so there's definitely a bigger issue there of respecting people's opinions etc.

arf
January 12th 2022
145 Comments


hmm, I saw abbath drop a music video and he announced next album. that might be newsworthy, anyone wants to take that? (I'm burned out and chilling not mentally completely here)

zaruyache
January 13th 2022
24865 Comments


if you think there are too many obituaries clogging up the front page then you should rectify that by writing up some relevant news articles and posting them yourself. if they're good the mods will approve them jsyk thanks xoxo

Dewinged
Staff Reviewer
January 13th 2022
26830 Comments


"sputnikmusic.com, one of most visited websites in the world about music"

And here I was working for free.

In all seriousness, this is a strange complain and shouldn't drive the attention away from the real news.

RIP James Mtume, he was a hell of a musician, played in several Miles Davis records in the 70s too.

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porcupinetheater
January 13th 2022
9076 Comments


Gonna start giving birth to musicians so we can balance out the News page.

Who wants to pop a virtuoso in me? Medical bills on user Gungargle

R.I.P. Mtume

FreudsPocketCanoe
January 13th 2022
93 Comments


Grungil, you'd be right if that was what was even happening. If Mtume was one of your favourite musicians, you wouldn't be saying this shit.

The world doesn't revolve around you, and if you want your Internet experience to be catered to your narrow worldview, piss off to social media. Acknowledging that musicians have a massive impact on ourselves and one of our favourite forms of media is pretty fucking core for Sputnik, and always has been.

rellik009
January 13th 2022
1834 Comments


alright let's not give grungil and gordodustin any more attention than they deserve

R.I.P. Mtume, he will be missed.

Drifter
January 13th 2022
18506 Comments


im late but grungil and gordodustin self reporting hard in this thread lmao yikes

z00sh
January 13th 2022
70 Comments


Only on Sput could someone complain about something completely trivial lol. RIP to Mtume though.

Asdfp277
January 14th 2022
23709 Comments


may he rest in peace



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