Usher joins Zane Lowe via FaceTime on Apple Music to discuss listening to his own music, the next generation of talented R&B artists, using quarantine as a time to reflect, the timelessness and value of R&B music, and share his thoughts on Drake, Frank Ocean, the late Pop Smoke, Jay Electronica, Jack Boys, and more. On seeing isolation as an opportunity for growth, he tells Apple Music:
Take the time to build yourself in this moment, because we’re gonna come out of it at some point, and when we do, who will you be? What will you have learned? What will you know about yourself?
On Frank Ocean, he says: There’s only a handful of artists who I think have the ability to come and go when they please. He’s a very unique specimen.