Johnny Gill Discusses New Music, Signing Ralph Tresvant, New Edition Beef, Haters, & MORE!

AllHipHop Staff

Johnny Gill has a career that people would kill for, but he's still changing the game in 2019.

(AllHipHop Features) R&B crooner Johnny Gill has a career in music that entertainers would kill for. The 50-something-year-old has successfully maintained a career in music since the early 80's and shows no signs of slowing down. He's already atop the Billboard charts thanks to his new album Game Changer II with the Tiffany Haddish-fueled video for "Soul Of A Woman."

However, Johnny has been a part of a number of matters that have penetrated popular urban culture, most notably his inclusion as a member of the seminal group R&B New Edition. He and N.E. bandmate Ralph Tresvant are the owners of the name "New Edition," which has caused strife within the ranks of the members. "We are a group that's had issues from the start and it ain't stopped," he says candidly in this exclusive interview with AllHipHop. But, the Washington D.C. native has a just explanation for the move and he explains. 

Johnny is more concerned with matters of music and pushing his business endeavors forward. He's released his new album on his own label, J Skillz Entertainment, and he's even signed Ralph Tresvant to the imprint. He also talks about what seems to be discrimination in mainstream outlets that don't seem to see value in his Grammys, Soul Train Awards, multiple albums with the likes of Gerald LeVert, Keith Sweat, Stacy Lattisaw and, of course, New Edition. 

In a conversation with Chuck Creekmur, the famous crooner answers all the tough questions and gets granular with how he's been so successful for so long. 

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I have loved Johnny Gill since he first song with stacy. And i love him still. He can sing me anything. He is my #1 all time artist. That hasn't and will not ever change. I love everything that he does. Don't ever stop being you.


OMG Johnny, I've been rocking with you since day one, from half crazy,to just another lonely night, to take me I'm yours,to let's get the mood right, to in the mood, to your remarkable remakes, My Love and IT WOULD BE YOU. Your music has truly have gotten me through some hard and trying times. Your music has been my calmness, my strength, my peace of mind, and my happiness. Yes, your music has that much affect on me. Thank you so much for continuing to bless the world with the gift that God has blessed you with, your music is Priceless. When you went missing in action for awhile, of course, I was always listening to your music but at the same time, hoping and wishing you would put out something new. Thank you for not giving up. I listen to your music on the regular, cause everything you have made is on my phone, on my JD playlist. Keep doing what you doing, cause the world needs real music, and real rnb. Again, THANK YOU AND LOVE YOU❤️. Your biggest fan ❤️😀