Omarion: “I Don’t Really Look At R&B Like It’s R&B…”
The American star talks about the route that the genre has gone…
Our urban music blog Omarion recently and he went on to share his thoughts on the R&B has gone with all the electro/pop influences etc.
The singer doesn’t mind, but he classes real R&B as the type of music that the late Luther Vandrossmade back in the day.
He said: “I think there are a lot of subcultures in R&B right now. I kind of stand with what I was saying before, there are really no boundaries. But you know, I really don’t look at R&B like it’s R&B, because the real R&B I would say, is like Luther Vandross.
“To me, that’s what R&B is. Nowadays I won’t necessarily call it R&B; I would just put it under the ‘soulful music’ category. I love it all. Anything that has a good melody and a catchy hook, I’ll play it.”