In an interview with that poor excuse for a newspaper The Daily Star, artist and producer Labrinth says the MOBO Awards (Music of Black Origin) has lost it’s identity followed by:
“I think it is a bit weird because Ed Sheeran doesn’t make black music, and neither does Conor Maynard – he makes commercial pop.
He added: “Even I’m not making black music. It’s commercial music, but at least it is more related to hip-hop so it makes more sense. I don’t think it should be called the Music Of Black Origin anymore. It should be Music Of Urban Origin, or just Music Awards.
“I don’t think it should be called the Music Of Black Origin anymore. It should be Music Of Urban Origin, or just Music Awards.”
Music Of “URBAN” Origin – Really Labrinth??? You say MOBO has lost it’s identity but then want them to replace the word ‘black’ with “URBAN”?
We can all see that MOBO has been steadily losing it’s identity over the years but if founder Kanya King actually went ahead and decided to replace the word ‘black’ with “URBAN” that would be the final nail in her brand’s coffin. It would be a wrap!
I don’t even have the energy right now to explain why. Those who are clued up will know what I mean when I say this.
Labrinth is nominated for four awards – Best UK Male, Best Album, Best Song and Best R&B/Soul Act. Expect to see him galloping up to the podium to collect his award/s. He will conveniently forget about this interview with the Daily Star come ceremony night.
Your thoughts please….
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