Mack Wilds Talks His Beef with Today’s R&B Music

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By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Up and coming R&B singer Mack Wilds got plenty of praise with his debut album, but he feels most of his peers are doing the genre a disservice.

He tells Long Days Long Nights:

“There was a time you had so many different artists coming at you in so many different ways with real lyrics and amazing wordplay that you had to think about. I think nowadays Hip Hop and R&B has gotten to a place where it’s “oversexualised” or it’s not necessarily about wordplay anymore. It’s about how many bottles you’re popping in the club and sometimes it’s not even about telling the truth.”

Check out the video below:


  1. I agree with him but he has to understand artists have to eat. If people ain’t trying to buy real R&B, why make it? You make what sells because you have bills to pay. Sad but true. It’s all about what’s in demand.

  2. Music goes through cycles. Eventually we will get back to R&B music that has substance. By the way, he’s made some good music himself.

  3. I completely agree with him and the people that are making good r&b music ain’t getting enough recognition. Both Jazmine Sullivan and Tamia had great r&b albums this year. Teedra Moses Cognac & Conversation is fire. I just listened to Teyana Taylor’s cassette tape 94 it was good it took you back to the 90’s. All people want to hear is club music nowadays its really unfortunate.

  4. Good R&B is out here. Tyrese just dropped a gem and like Gabriella said, so did many others. It’s just not going to be popular because right now it’s all about pop music which is really music made by white people. Radio has gone back to being really white washed. That’s why black folks need to buy actual albums and support our artists who are making music that speaks to us.

  5. Today R&B is only popular if a white artist is singing it. I had to shake my head when I saw all these people celebrating on Facebook when they found out Adele’s album comes out in November. Meanwhile Jill Scott has a better voice and discography and she is nowhere near as known.

  6. Mack Wilds is the same type of artist we have every 5 years. Yall talk about how the state of music is garbage but yall all talk. Yall don’t got the juice like that to change it.

    This kat will disappear into theater or a movie gig. But he change nothing in the R&B. You don’t like it CHANGE IT. I DARE YA

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