The latest episode of Enter the shadow room Features part 2 of our sit-down with usherand he kept R&B at its peak while chatting with host Thembi.
The 44-year-old superstar burst onto the scene in 1994 with his debut album and second project. in my way was an instant hit that catapulted him to success. Of course, projects like 8701 And confessions has continued to cement his legacy and Usher continues to prove himself as a force in the industry. Some have even crowned him the “King of R&B” — but does he claim that title?
What does Usher think of the King Of R&B award?
During the interview, Usher thanked other people for giving him the honorary degree, and Thembi asked if he personally agreed with it.
In turn, Usher noted that “confin[ing]It’s “too short-sighted” to make yourself the king of R&B.
“If I were to limit myself to just being a King of R&B, that would be too short-sighted. I love R&B – R&B is a transition to [so many] Things.”
Still, as “the people have given [him] “This title,” he says, “will take.” However, he points out that “It’s so much more than being.”
Instead, Usher noted that he’s more concerned with keeping the genre alive and making sure it “doesn’t fade away.”
“I care more about making sure it doesn’t go away.”
He went on to explain that he hopes “R&B never does” as he sees other genres fading in popularity over time. As a result, Usher says he “wants[s] to keep encouraging people to listen.”
“Music genres that were once very popular are not so popular today. Not that strong – they’re not that exciting. I hope R&B never does, so I want to keep encouraging people to check it out.”
He gives the genre its prime: “The son of R&B is hip hop”
In addressing the issue, Thembi brought up the ongoing discussion of how R&B supposedly “dead.”
Usher, in turn, stated that he did not agree with this opinion at all. Instead he said: “I think there’s just a lot of different aspects that could be explored.”
He also acknowledged R&B’s influence on the hip-hop game.
“When I think about how R&B was really the breath that breathes life into hip hop. Let’s not forget: if it didn’t exist, hip hop wouldn’t exist.”
The artist concluded, “That’s why hip hop is the son of R&B.” You gotta preach, Usher!
Begin Part 2 of Ushers Enter the shadow room sit upstairs! Be sure to check out Part 1 as well if you haven’t already.