Save VH1 Soul!

VH1 Soul, the only music channel on television that plays the greatest soul music, is on the verge of getting the axe. Every cable provider does not offer this channel, but those who have it and are fans of it cannot live without it.

If VH1 Soul was to be discontinued, what channel would soul-lover watch to get their fix? MTV Jams? MTV Hits? MTV? VH1? Fuse? Not a chance.

VH1 Soul has created many of their own original programs, i.e. the notable SoulStage. Jill Scott, Chrisette Michele, Erykah Badu, Wyclef Jean, and Raphael Saadiq have all been performers on the program, and without it, where else where we go to watch these artists' sets?

The fact is, people do not WANT to air this kind of music. Soul music isn't as popular as all of the other genres, so most channels have zero interest in airing it. If the artists who get their videos played on the channel were platinum-selling, multi-grammy winning artists, cancellation would not even be a thought. Good music? People can't take that. People don't need that. People don't want that.

But you know what, forget music with substance. Who needs to turn on their television and watch Sub-Soul and see underground soul artists (with great talent) do what they absolutely love to do? Who needs Soulphrodisiac where the best of the love songs are played? Who needs Soul School to watch the old soul and R&B videos from back in the day? Not I. Not VH1 Soul's fans either.

Let's get rid of VH1 Soul and keep MTV Jams! What a great idea, because everyone wants to see the latest videos from Waka Flocka and the like. Let's keep BET because, to put it simply, it is the best channel for black music. We get to see the most music of depth and substance on these channels, don't we? I don't care to see live sets from artists like Erykah Badu. I don't care to see my favorite R&B music videos from the 80's and 90's. Yes, getting rid of VH1 Soul is a fantastic idea.

However, if you disagree with me, you can sign THIS PETITION and follow @SaveVH1Soul on Twitter. They'll keep you updated with the entire situation. Share the links with a friend and tell your friend to share the links with a friend, and so on and so on.

Peace and love.


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