Mya has been holding down the essence of that real 90s R&B feel since she dropped her debut single “It’s All About Me” back in 1998. As the singer continues to drop new music, tour, and have time for a successful appearance in the Lil Kim-produced “Girl’s Cruise” reality show, Mya is no stranger to the current state of R&B and the influence that she has on today’s artists.
Speaking with DJ Ace of BBC, Mya comments on the vast differences of the Golden era of 90’s R&B and the current culture of the genre today.
Well, ’90s R&B was all about expression and wearing your heart on your sleeve. Men and women or women were not afraid to do either. So, everything was a little softer then. More vulnerable, I would like to say. More emotional or emotionally attached and expressive. Today, there is a different type of culture, and there is still lots of R&B prominent. It’s less to get promoted or placed on mainstream radio. It’s a lot more expensive to make versus just a track and it’s considered more Adult Contemporary.
The R&B princess also shares who she’s currently listening to and spoke on the popular Verzuz Battle series. As Snoop Dogg and DMX are up next for the latest installment, Mya mentioned that the series has become more of a celebration than a competition. Although she did say exactly who she thinks she could go up against, the singer did express that she is “open” to being a part of a Verzuz battle of her own.
Who do you think Mya could take on if the opportunity presented itself?
Check out the full interview HERE.
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