The Breakfast Club were joined by R&B legend Joe early Thursday for a well overdue interview. The singer/songwriter/producer released his stellar new album Bridges earlier this summer and some national radio exposure is much deserved.
Charlamagne joked with Joe about their resemblance and told a story about how a girl in Detroit mistook him for the singer and tried to hook up with him. Joe spoke about his two-decade long career, always being a favorite amongst rap artists, his early start in music and his feeling about R&B today.
“It’s cool, Joe said very nonchalantly. “It’s at a point where it’s heavily influenced by hip hop culture, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but at the same time I’d like to see some artists write a little more passionate love songs, something that could last a lot longer than just right now.”
He also spoke about getting offers to be in a group with other male R&B acts and what it would take for him to do it. He addressed past beef with R. Kelly, touring with New Edition, being an independent artists vs. on a major label, what rap artists he likes these days and more.
You can pick up Joe’s new album Bridges on iTunes now, and check out the full interview below: