Joe Budden Agrees with Jermaine Dupri’s Critique of Apple Music’s Album List

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    Joe Budden Agrees with Jermaine Dupri’s Criticism of Apple Music’s 100 Best Albums List

    Joe Budden and Jermaine Dupri are not holding back when it comes to their criticism of Apple Music’s recent ranking of the 100 best albums of all time. The two music industry veterans are calling out the streaming platform for what they see as glaring omissions and disrespectful rankings of classic R&B albums.

    During a recent episode of his podcast, Joe Budden expressed his frustration with the list, particularly when it comes to R&B albums. He pointed out the absence of iconic albums like Sade’s Love Deluxe, Usher’s Confessions, and SZA’s Ctrl, calling the list “disrespectful” to the genre. He also noted the low ranking of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, suggesting that it was indicative of a lack of respect for R&B as a whole.

    Jermaine Dupri echoed Budden’s sentiments, taking to social media to express his disappointment with the lack of R&B entries on the list. He called the disrespect to the genre “CRAZY” and lamented the absence of key R&B albums from the rankings.

    Despite their criticisms, both artists acknowledged the inclusion of Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city in the Top 10 as a positive aspect of the list. However, it seems that overall, they feel that Apple Music missed the mark when it comes to recognizing the impact and importance of R&B music.

    As the debate over Apple Music’s rankings continues, it’s clear that artists like Joe Budden and Jermaine Dupri are passionate about ensuring that R&B music is given the recognition it deserves.