It’s been a week since Jacquees released his sophomore album, King of R&B. The album is comprised of 18 tracks and includes appearances from Tory Lanez, Quavo, Bluff City, Young Thug, Gunna, Summer Walker, Future, Lil Keed, Lil Gotit, and Lil Baby. Jacquees did not back down on his claim and delivered a project that lives up to its name.
King of R&B arrives more than a year after he dropped his debut album 4275. Following the release of his debut album, Jacquees proclaimed himself the “King of R&B” in an Instagram video. The claim drew a wave of backlash from fans online and music industry veterans. He reignited the controversy by titling his album, King of R&B. He told Billboard that initially the album was called Round 2, but “the only reason I switched it was because of controversy. I am the king of R&B for my generation, but I’m like, ‘Well, no one has ever named an album, King of R&B. I might as well be the first.’ I’m the first one to run around and say I’m the king of R&B.”
The 25-year-old singer isn’t sweating the criticism and when asked if he ever felt the weight and burden from that proclamation he said, “I never felt like I OD’ed because I ain’t do shit. All I said was that I’m the king of R&B for my generation.”
Amid the controversy, Jacquees’ confidence remains strong as he continues staking his claim as the “King of R&B.”