Usher Aims To Lift Ailing R'n'b

Subscribe to Usher alerts

Singing star Usher hopes his next album will provide a much needed boost to the R'n'B scene - which he reckons is in "jeopardy".

The hitmaker has slammed today's R'n'B stars for spending too much time making themselves look good in videos, and not nearly enough time on the quality of music they're producing.

The 24-year-old is now keen to bring his sound - and the sound of R'n'B - back to its roots.

He says, "With this one, I just really wanted to be about my vocal ability. I wanted to make real music. I feel like soul music, R'n'B music is somewhat in jeopardy. It's in trouble right now. If I can make a contribution to R'n'B, then that's what I'll do.

"If you go back to what R'n'B is, or what soul really is, I think the work ethic is way down. You look at the videos, you see women shaking their ass, you see the cars, you see the 22s.

"It's really marketing, if anything. It's not real music - that s*** don't make me move. I'm trying to get back to that. I wanna get back to where it's really about the performance."

14/07/2003 21:06


Tags: Usher

Subscribe to Usher alerts

More Usher

Chris Brown feat. Usher - New Flame Video

With the 16th September 2014 release of 'X', Chris Brown's sixth studio album, the R&B artist released 'New Flame' featuring Usher and Rick Ross as...

Kid Ink feat. Usher & Tinashe - Body Language (Explicit) Video

Kid Ink has released the music video for his 9th September 2014 single 'Body Language', featuring Usher and Tinashe.

Usher Reveals Strategy To Deal With Justin Bieber: "I'll Punch Him In The Chest When I Need To"

It seems the way Usher handles dealing with Justin Bieber's bad boy antics is by showing him some tough love. The R&B star fully understands...

Usher Is Working On A New Album And Tour, But Justin Bieber Is Still A Big Issue

Usher is working hard and he wants us to know as much. The R&B star hasn’t put out a new album since 2012, but he...


Kid Ink feat. Usher & Tinashe - Body Language Video

With the success of his second studio album, 'My Own Lane' in January, 2014, Kid Ink has released the first single for his next upcoming...

Usher Greets Fans During 'Today' Show Live Performance (No Sound)

Usher gets into an energetic live performance during a set on NBC's 'Today' show as part of the Toyota Summer Concert Series. He is seen...

Usher - Believe Me Video

With his eight studio album, 'UR', currently in the works, Usher has released the new single 'Believe Me'. The single has been produced by Mike...

Usher Announces Upcoming 'The UR Experience' North American Tour Dates

Earlier last week, Usher treated fans with the location and dates of eight shows that will be part of his upcoming The Ur Experience tour,...



Usher Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Usher

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All