Although Frank Ocean has sternly said he doesn’t like categorizing his music as R&B, Jermaine Dupri says he hopes he can save the dwindling genre. He was inspired to pen an informal letter after listening to Ocean’s channel ORANGE, which is classified as a POP album in iTunes.
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.
I’m sure Frank would be honored that the R&B staple (JD) thinks he alone can revive the genre, but it would be more beneficial if JD concentrate that energy on someone who actually classify themselves as an R&B act.