Jermaine Dupri declares R&B in state of emergency; hopes Frank Ocean can save music genre
When Frank Ocean released his debut album ‘Channel Orange’ critics hailed the R&B crooner as somebody who potentially be the faceted face to ‘Save R&B’ as Jermaine Dupri writes the music genre is in a ‘state of emergency’ this day and age.
When I saw the # that Frank Ocean is suppose to hit next week, I got extremely Happy,I said I need to get in my car and and listen to this album,by the time I got to “Sweet Life” I was even more happy,finally!! a RnB album that’s hip,with out having the same 5 rappers on every song,I actually hope he hits 200k,for the sake of RnB,it’s in the worst position it’s ever been since I started making music,The Record company’s don’t believe in it,Radio won’t play it if it don’t have a rapper,and a majority of the artist that are labeled RnB,are confused and lost,so I repeat,I hope Ocean sells more than the 125k that he’s on pace for,maybe these executives u’llwake the fuck up,or at least try to copy what he’s doing,like they always do, by the way,the end of “Pyramids” jammin like a mufucka.
Hat tip to Rap-Up for the open letter
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