Brent Faiyaz Weighs In On R&B Debate: ‘Don’t Nobody Care About Music Genres Anymore’


Brent Faiyaz weighed in on the state of R&B debate and he isn’t too concerned with genres being boxed in by outsiders with rigid labels.

The Wasteland singer thinks people don’t care about genres with catalogs of music available at our disposal on streaming services with a few clicks.

“Don’t nobody care about music genres anymore, dat shit primitive. sauce dat shit up & let it fly,” he wrote on Twitter on Thursday night (August 18).

A Twitter user clapped back and dissed Faiyaz for his controversial take by calling him “not smart.”

“This is why yall shouldn’t make some people famous,” the fan replied. “They’re not smart.”

Faiyaz took the high road and explained that creatives in the industry just have a different perspective on music than diehard fans.

“Lol man It’s really hard 2 explain this 2 music lovers who don’t create, but the properties that differentiate genres b damn near insignificant 2 us after a while,” he said. “U spend enough time in the studio & they just become notes.”

The landscape of R&B has been the subject of heated debates as Diddy and Timbaland recently got into it on social media regarding R&B and Puffy declared the genre to be dead.

“R&B is muthafuckin’ dead as of right now,” he said matter-of-factly. “The R&B I made my babies to? R&B gotta be judged to a certain thing — it’s the feeling though, doggy. No, no, no. It’s a feeling. You gotta be able to sing for R&B and then you gotta tell the truth. R&B is not a hustle. This shit is about feeling your vulnerability.

“You gotta muthafuckin make a n-gga dick hard or a woman’s vagina wet. You gotta cry. You gotta be able to get your girl back. I don’t wanna hear all this bullshit […] It’s our fault for accepting anything less for anybody getting on a mic. I feel like there was a death of R&B singing, and I’m a part of bringing that shit back! I ain’t feelin’ no emotions.”