Jagged Edge On Absence of R&B Groups: “It’s Bad For Black Music”

Published: Wednesday 2nd Jul 2014 by David


Our friends over at ‘Singer’s Room‘ caught up with Jagged Edge recently, sitting down with R&B force to discuss their long waited comeback and the current state of their genre.

Opening up on their successful run and their plans to recreate it in today’s industry, the group also shared their thoughts on the absence of new R&B groups on Pop’s scene, and the negative affect it has on the representation of Black acts and their music.

Their words below…

On the possible resurgence of R&B Groups, they shared:

I don’t know if it will, but is it necessary, I think it is. This has been our art form, when I say our, I mean black people, in terms of quartets and trios, that’s something we’ve always been into, it’s been ours for so long. To see it just dissipate, I don’t think that’s good for the genre itself, and when I say genre I mean black music. I don’t know if there will be one, but there should be, we should do whatever we can to help it; that’s what this project does. It shows record labels that we still sell records, there’s still interest… its gratification in it.

Do you agree?

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  1. Super Cisus July 2, 2014

    Aint nobody checking for them or groups. Groups are so 1998

    • LOL July 2, 2014


    • Avi July 2, 2014

      Shut up. Ain’t nobody checking for your idiot opinion either, yet here you are giving it.

  2. Stephy July 2, 2014

    The music industry is dying…

  3. SMH July 2, 2014

    No lies told.

  4. coolness July 2, 2014

    I get them because I believe the LAST big Black music group was DC and the last time they were together was in 2005. The music industry as a whole is dying and R&B was hit the hardest. We don’t support our own. Sad tbh.

    • Mark111 July 2, 2014

      It has nothing to do with blacks, music of all genre is dead sales wise. You think selling 2 million is paying the bills? Ha! Touring is where the money at now. Inde is the way to go now, the labels got what they done to artist for decades.

  5. eric July 2, 2014

    R&B is on its last leg because too many artists went to the side of rap and hip-hop and trained listeners to respond more favorably to something that incorporates a hip-hop sound. R&B artists are responsible for phasing out the genre.

  6. JuJu July 2, 2014

    “Black Music”… Really now :/

    • Mark111 July 2, 2014

      Around the world it’s called Black music and once in history it was called colored music. It’s Black as a culture more than race. Are you offended over Mexican music?

  7. Dossome July 2, 2014

    Opening up on their successful???Damn David

  8. Blacksista July 2, 2014

    I think when our favorites are no longer around then people will wake up and start caring and stop fighting

  9. JustinMa July 4, 2014

    ALL groups are dying. It’s an ego driven generation. If there was a group, we’d be checkin for ‘the star’ and creating so much tension that a ‘star’ would be forced to emerge. OR one (or all) members of imaginary group would just use the group until it became solo time. If the group format is coming back might as well be from a grown, already established group. Good luck!!

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