Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman Thinks “R&B Has Lost Its Identity”

Boyz II Men‘s Shawn Stockman has had a lot to say about the music business lately.

The vocal icon recently trended after making tweets that (seemingly) related to the controversy surrounding the Omarion vs. Mario Verzuz.

Viewers of the anticipated battle argued that it was highly unprofessional and underprepared, leaving room for fans’ disappointment that subsequently filled everyone’s social media timelines.

Along with supporters of the participating artists, even industry heavy-hitters like Q Parker of 112 spoke out, expressing his discontent with the way the show went.

This is what Shawn Stockman had to say:

However, Stockman’s opinions about the newer generation of R&B didn’t stop there.

Yesterday, he had some more views to share about the genre, and in doing so, he stated that he felt that R&B’s identity had been robbed by the “bravado of the Hip Hop world.”

Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman on the state of R&B:

 

He then further elaborated on the fact that most singers in that area of artistry are seen as “soft.”

Stockman concluded his rant by making it known that R&B crooners don’t get as much love as they used to, offering his support to those who are currently up and coming.

What are your thoughts? Do you believe this to be true? Let us know in the comments below!


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