Steve Jones of USA Today took part in an online chat with readers on Tuesday and was asked about Ashanti, Jennifer Lopez, and Joss Stone. Asked if he thought Stone was all hype, Jones responded, “No she’s not hype. As a soul singer she is really good. However, the nature of her music is such that its not going to get a lot of spins on rhythmic, hip hop or pop stations. She’s genuinely old school.”
The transcript at usatoday.com has since been removed.