Usher pushes back on the narrative that R&B is dead, embraces the title "King Of R&B", and more on SiriusXM's "Bevelations".
Usher appeared on SiriusXM's "Bevelations" after announcing he’ll be extending his Las Vegas residency and adding 25 new dates.
During his conversation with host Bevy Smith, Usher pushes back on the narrative that R&B is dead and embraces the title “King of R&B”.
SiriusXM's "Bevelations", hosted by Bevy Smith, airs weekdays on Radio Andy.
Usher Pushes Back on the Narrative that R&B Is Dead: “It sounds crazy”
So when I do hear people, even like Puff saying, you know R&B is dead, he sounds nuts to me. It sounds, it sounds, it sounds crazy. You know, especially knowing he was a pioneer in understanding and beneficiary of it. You know, the source that is R&B created the breath of life that was breathed into hip-hop. It wouldn’t be. There would be no hip-hop if there were not R&B, so it’s blasphemous to hear me say, to hear people say anything, especially hip-hop cats, to say anything about R&B.
Usher on Embracing the “King of R&B” Title: “I’ll definitely carry it”
King, whatever you wanna call it. Yeah, I’ve been working to the point where I do own that, and I do deserve that. And I ain’t gonna ask for it no more. You’re gonna give it. Because I did work for it.