The-Dream has been offering a lot of commentary on the current state of R&B lately. After calling out singers that bite his style during a show at SOBs last week, The-Dream followed that up with some comments in UK's The Guardian regarding the recent influx of British soul singers.
“It’s called rhythm and blues; they just took the blues out of it for so long. What’s crazy is that blacks can’t do soul records any more," he says. "We love Adele singing it, but Beyoncé singing it? No.”
“'No, the tempo’s too slow, gimme the club hit,'" he added. "Now the Blacks in America are responsible for the Pop records, and everybody else is singing soulful records. It’s weird to me. We’re pigeonholed over there.”