In a recent interview with TMZ Hip Hop, Sisqó, the talented frontman of Dru Hill, had some thoughts about Mario’s assertion that he deserves a place on the “Mt. Rushmore of R&B” alongside icons like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Beyoncé.
While Sisqó expressed his admiration for Mario’s talent, he also suggested that perhaps Mario’s self-appointed spot on this prestigious list might need a second look.
Both Sisqó and Mario share a connection to Baltimore, although they come from different generations. Sisqó, however, appears to have strong feelings about his standing in the R&B world, suggesting that Mario has some way to go before joining the ranks of the legends he mentioned.
Sisqó went on to emphasize that he has immense respect for Mario and acknowledges their shared roots, but he questions whether Mario’s body of work can truly be compared to his own.
He mentioned that he and the members of Dru Hill have closely observed Mario’s journey in the music industry and shared that, at the end of the day, it’s all about the love they have for their city, Baltimore.
In essence, Sisqó’s response suggests that while he appreciates Mario’s ambitions and R&B contributions, he believes that being recognized as one of the greats in the genre requires a substantial body of work and accomplishments. Sisqó’s own impressive career and the legacy of Dru Hill certainly contribute to his perspective on the matter.