R&B Beef: Miguel vs. Frank Ocean…Why?
What is not understood is why this is happening …yep, just take a look below:
The R&B rivalry between the overtly sexual Miguel and the subtle, suggestive and introspective lyricism of Frank Ocean has a few of us in the office scratching our heads and asking, no, really…where did this come from?
Frank, on the other hand has been moving in silence with production details on his upcoming project, Boys Don’t Cry.
So, how did the two end up in the same conversation on opposing ends? That would be from an interview Miguel did with The Sunday Times, where he stated, “I genuinely believe that I make better music” as the discussion took aim at the musical makings of fellow artists Frank Ocean and The Weeknd.
The statement continued:
“I wouldn’t say we were friends. To be completely honest — and no disrespect to anyone — I genuinely believe that I make better music, all the way around. It’s interesting, but we’ll see who’s in it for the long haul. It’s like a marathon, you know?”
Granted, Miguel adds various genres to his music, bringing in an experiential feel. Frank draws you into his lyrics and storytelling while acknowledging emotions through tone.
Both artists create good music. However, that “good” is on different spectrums with Miguel providing a moment of thrill and Frank, moments of thought and introspective reflection.
Apparently the “shade” is nothing new on Miguel’s behalf. Back in 2013, Frank’s Channel Orange defeated Kaleidoscope Dream in the Grammy’s “Best Urban Contemporary Album” category. While everyone rose to their feet to congratulate the singer, Miguel sulked in his loss and remained seated.
Why the disrespect sir?
In your opinion, is this really worth the beef?
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