It’s been one 12 months since Ray J, Sammie, Bobby V, and Pleasure P took the stage in a Verzuz opening present like no different. But viral memes and cultural classics weren’t the one outcomes of that efficiency. RSVP was additionally born on today.
The means Ray J describes their collective is a “man-band” and the “only group that’s solo artists in a group.” They all credit score Bobby V with the title–an acronym highlighting the stage names that put them every on the R&B map.
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Sammie describes himself and Bobby as chill, laid-back, and out-the-way RSVP members. With Ray J, “what you see is what you get,” and Pleasure P “doesn’t make things difficult” and retains the occasion going!
One factor is obvious when RSVP joins TheShadeRoom.com’s Editor, Cassandra Santiago, in a digital interview, these R&B icons are brothers who imagine RSVP is supposed to be.
“I’m learning in this group that it’s not supposed to be structured, it’s not supposed to be one plus one is two. We were created and put together off of dysfunction, and for some reason, it seems to work for us,” Sammie tells TSR.
In the months after the hit-for-hit battle, RSVP labored on their debut album. They spent August and September locked in and laying the tracks. But their debut single, “Money Everywhere,” didn’t premiere till December.
RSVP’s Debut Album Is Completed & “Mr. Nasty Time” Is Their Official Second Single (Exclusive Listen)
And the album–although accomplished and extremely anticipated by supporters–nonetheless hasn’t been launched. But the group assures TSR that the mission is coming THIS summer time. According to Sammie, what followers can anticipate is “everlasting music.”
“We just gotta put out the music for real, for real. ‘Money Everywhere’ was just..a teaser. We wanted something sexy, we wanted something bold cause that’s what the group is. But as far as the records that we created on the album, we got something for everybody,” Sammie added. “We got love music, we got sex music, we got island music, we have a cross-over record, we have a summertime smash with Hitmaka. So, it’s just about putting the music out and letting everything build around that. Our star power been getting [us] over, which I appreciate cause everything we’ve done has been lit because they come to see us together, but once we put the music out, it’s gon really put into perspective that as a group, as a collective we’re amazing.”
So what’s been holding them again? Bobby V tells TSR it’s a mixture of creating some construction and dealing with the enterprise aspect of the music.
“We were kinda just running wild in November and as time has progressed we’re just getting that structure,” Bobby mentioned. “Really in the music business that’s really the business of music. We’re just trying to make sure we handle the business.” He added, “We really have a dope first album. I’m so ready to drop this album, but I know we need to drop more music to show people that we’re really serious. We are serious, we have a good time when we’re together. We talk sh*t to each other, and we play around a lot, but we do have a dope album that P kinda orchestrated.”
As for surprises on the mission, Pleasure P says they’ve an Afro-beats single known as “Rock The Boat” that’s “unexpected from what [supporters] normally knew [them] for.”
In the meantime, the group solely shared a snippet of their second single, “Mr. Nasty Time,” with The Shade Room–one other horny report serving raunchy, 90s/2000s vibes.
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RSVP Revitalized Their Group Energy After i Love RnB Festival Performance
When requested about their studio periods, Ray J, Sammie, Bobby V, and Pleasure P, all say that’s the “easy part.”
Our interview is chaotic in the easiest way—-filled with mild jabs about Bobby’s love for his piano, laughs at Pleasure P’s matchmaking persistence, and Ray J flashing his horses earlier than dropping off early.
Bobby tells TSR’s Cassandra that the interview displays how RSVP carries on within the studio–“a lot of talking and bullsh*tting.” Then, Ray J shortly clarifies they could be “uncut” and “all over the place” at instances, however their association is structured imperfection. The power, they are saying, “is just different.”
The group members had been reminded of their totally different vibe once they carried out at i Love RnB Festival in late May. After months of scattered dedication to their man-group, the competition reignited the spark that introduced them collectively one 12 months in the past.
Bobby V mentioned:
“It’s exciting, I quit the group every other day, but when we did the i Love RnB Festival and we went out and we all just kilt it and we just had a good time. Because we’ve done hostings and stuff together where we were just in the club, just kicking it and just kinda doing songs. But when we actually did the show a couple weeks ago at the i Love RnB fest I think it kinda really revitalized all of us and it really kinda give us all the vision again that this is something that’s big and something that can be done at a high level. I feel like it can be bigger than anything else. I feel like the sky is the limit so I’m excited about it.”
According to Ray J, minutes earlier than they took the competition stage, they had been two members down (Sammie and Bobby) with no rehearsal time logged.
Pleasure P advised they make the stage their occasion, so collectively, they did. And efficiency ATE–shocking and re-focusing the group.
“…I think what all surprised us really was this i Love RnB Festival where we never had rehearsal yet, and we were like 5 minutes from going on stage. We still didn’t know who was going to go on first, or second, or third. We never rehearsed the songs, didn’t know what we was gon do. And we just decided to go out there and do all the songs together as one group…it just became like this event, like this party,” Ray J mentioned. He added, “It gave us the energy to get back out there and really like shut it down. I felt like we saw a new vision once we all got on stage and sang together. [i Love RnB Festival] was really our start like coming back together.”
And they’ll be returning to that competition stage in July. This time, as headliners, the competition’s PR rep, Kalisha Perera, confirmed to TSR.
RSVP Is Here NOW For The Culture & Brotherhood, Despite What Critics Say
In RSVP, there are not any leaders. Role-players, positive. But general, the boys agree that they’re equal companions. They’re previous section one, which included balancing their soloist profession expertise with their group expertise, and unto section two of placing out music.
Why NOW? For enjoyable, the tradition, brotherhood, and state of R&B. Make boy bands cool once more? Yup, that too.
“We doing it for the culture too. I feel like R&B dies, and really R&B in general, we don’t collaborate, we don’t kick it, we don’t hang out with each other” Bobby V mentioned. “So we trying to really just kinda like set the tone and change the view of R&B. See rap is so big and popping because all the guys mess with each other. They pull up on each other at the studio, they go hang out. R&B guys act like ‘Oh I’m bigger than him, oh I’m better than him.”
“I’ve been a soloist my whole career so when I’m with those guys I get to tap into a different side of myself that I didn’t know I even embodied until Verzuz. These are all my brothers. I have a genuine love and respect for them individually…We do have the opportunity to bring back the boy band or the man band and make it cool again. We’re superstars by ourselves, but together we’re like an avengers R&B group. So I have fun though, that’s why I said yes cause I actually genuinely love [these] guys. I admire them, look up to them as brothers. For me, it’s about the fun aspect of it. In this music business, it’s easy to lose fun because there’s so many different obstacles and barriers you have to overcome. With RSVP, you just show up and have fun and I appreciate that at this stage in my life.”
If you’re questioning what’s totally different about Ray J, Sammie, Bobby V, and Pleasure P this time, they’ll agree that it’s subsequent to nothing. They have already got the followers, the expertise, and the expertise. So RSVP is all of theirs mixed and “on steroids,” Sammie says.
“It’s not more so different, it’s just magnified. You have the greatness that Pleasure brings, the greatness that Bob brings, the greatness that I am, the greatness that Ray J, and you’re putting that into one lil gumbo. It’s really like amazing music. I think that’s why the album came out so dope, so effortlessly is because individually, we’re ready to perform, ready to sing live, ready to write our music and write our verses and bring our sauce, and that’s basically the concoction of RSVP. So I wouldn’t say that it’s different, it’s just on steroids. Us together, there’s a different synergy, different energy, different magnetic force that we can’t explain, nor did we plan. That’s just want happens when the four of us come together.”
Meanwhile, Bobby V mentioned they’re bringing again “real R&B like the 90s, 2000s R&B” relatively than making an attempt to maintain up with immediately’s rap influences on their style.
And RSVP isn’t anxious in regards to the critics, together with these with “old head” feedback. Pleasure P says they’re centered on who loves and helps them.
“For me I just care about the people that care about me and us and what we’ve accomplished. There’s so many people that try to take it away from us, call us old heads and all kinds of things, and we’re still young. And we got our own thing, and we ran a whole era, and we’re still out here doing what we love. We’re blessed to be here.”