(AllHipHop News) A few years ago, there were music pundits insisting the Rhythm & Blues genre was on its deathbed. Fast forward to 2019 and a fresh crop of artists have revived R&B for a new generation.
For example, this year saw the arrival of Ari Lennox's Shea Butter Baby and Summer Walker's Over It. Both albums have been met with positive reviews, and Over It is projected to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Ari and Summer sat down together for Apple Music/Beats 1 to have a discussion about all of the things they are "over." The two singers chatted about waxing, nipples, social media, monogamy, plastic surgery, hairstyles, music, bisexuality, and more.
"I have weird types. They be like 4-foot-1 and f*cking studs. Little studs. Little, cute studs," said Walker about her attraction to women. Lennox responded, "I've always wanted to be with a woman, but they never try to have sex with me. They never try."
The conversation was inspired by Apple Music's new R&B Now playlist (formerly known as The A-List: R&B). Besides Summer Walker and Ari Lennox, the collection also includes tunes by Chris Brown, H.E.R., Khalid, Jhené Aiko, Ty Dolla $ign, Kehlani, Jacquees, Ella Mai, and other acts.
”R&B Now will make sure the world understands that this genre is the backbone you and the essential glue of all popular music genres in the world. We are so excited to set this off!!” stated Apple Music Global Editorial Head of Hip-Hop and R&B Ebro Darden.