An Update from Our Editor / Founder

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For those of you that have been wondering about the status of our website (ThisisRnB.com) and why it hasn’t been updated on the usual daily basis, I first want to express my ever most gratitude for your continued support. For many of you, this will be the first time that you’ve heard from me personally. I’m typically a private person. So for that reason, among others, it has taken me a while to be ready to share this situation with you.

Whether you have been following us since the early days or only recently found us, myself and our team members extend our greatest humble thanks. While we love supporting artists and discovering new ones, it’s even more gratifying to be able to share everything with you, our community.

It has been difficult to deliver this news to our friends and family, but it’s important that I keep you updated and let you know that the website will be back. Last October, I received some very devastating personal news. At only 36 years old, I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, and it was already advanced to stage 4, spreading from my colon to my liver and spine. At the time I was quite ill and needed to be hospitalized for a couple weeks.

Subsequently, I was unable to work and decided to just unplug from everything. This put an immediate hold on the website, social media, everything. Three months later, I am feeling much better in between treatments of chemotherapy, but the fight of this horrible disease continues everyday. The situation has caused me to step back and reassess our work and where the website and brand should be headed. However, at the same time we feel R&B is actually in one of the best places it has been in many years. There are plenty of young, exiting artists pushing the genre forward and in new directions.

This has been a set back for myself and my family, along with the website, but I want to assure you that we won’t be shutting it down. We will return to a regular posting schedule soon. I can’t wait to share this music and artist news with you again! Many blessings to you and yours. We’ll talk again soon, stay tuned!!

Humbly,

Jamie Wexler
Founder / Editor
ThisisRnB.com

25 Comments
  1. Brian Allen 10 months ago

    Jamie stay strong and we will continue to support you in everything you do.

  2. Jazz Digga 10 months ago

    Wooow…Jamie. It’s sooo courageous of you to share your personal story with the world & I commend you for it. This hits close to home as my father also has stage 4 colon cancer & literally has days of left to live. Unlike you, he chose NOT to fight…so just know you have people out here who understand, support, & stand with you in your fight against this horrible disease. God is in control & my prayers are with you, Bro…stay up.

  3. Ja’Leel 10 months ago

    So unfortunate to hear, but grateful to know you’re doing better. Sending Prayers your way! Take your time, R&B isn’t going anywhere. Much Love.

  4. David 10 months ago

    Yo Jamie

    I am a BIG BIG fan of you and your website and I feel every word you`ve shared with us takes great courage
    and I sincerely wish you a speedy recovery, stay positive and strong God is Love

    dB.

  5. Doom 10 months ago

    Jamie,

    My prayers are with you! Stay strong.
    Tthank you so much for sharing this information with us.
    Looking forward to many more years of ThisIsRnB.

    Much love!

  6. Robyn 10 months ago

    I am a big fan of this site and will definitely be waiting for its return. I will also keep you and your family in my prayers. Stay strong and positive. Peace

  7. Andrea P. 10 months ago

    Praying for you and your family. Be strong and keep fighting through. Praying for a speedy recovery. God has the last say so and he has you.

  8. Neville 10 months ago

    I pray for your continued recovery & well being. We appreciated you and all you do for R&B. Stay strong brother.

  9. Bria Fachon 10 months ago

    Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  10. Omar 10 months ago

    stay strong brother

  11. Brown 10 months ago

    Nuff respect from France.
    Take care

  12. Amy 9 months ago

    I have relied on thisisrnb.com for all of my news and have always appreciated your due dilligence!!! I’m sorry this happened to you and know how it feels to have a chronic debilitating illness…I hope you know how much of a light you’ve been in my life, sharing what’s going on in r&b and hip hop….much love and strength to you my friend!!!

  13. Lou 9 months ago

    God bless you & your family

  14. Jasmin 9 months ago

    Thank you for sharing this very personal information with us all. I wish you lots of strength and a fast recovery. Please continue staying positive.

  15. AZ 9 months ago

    Many thanks to you and your team for keeping up with R&B I’ve been coming here since 2014 and discovered so many great artists thanks to thisisrnb Hope you recover and get well soon.

  16. TrippyTippy 9 months ago

    You and your family are in our thoughts and continuous prayers. I know how difficult fighting this can be. Do not ever give up. Its hard, it hurts….but your fight will encourage another to fight….You will write your testimony. You will leabe behind a legacy for your friends, family, and fans.

  17. Arne 9 months ago

    Damn that had me shook. Stay strong and positive! I absolutely love thisisrnb.com. Have been a regular visitor for many years. Thx

  18. Nayla Nyassa 9 months ago

    So sorry to hear of your health problems, keep your head up. I hope you have a speedy recovery bro!

  19. Whodini167 9 months ago

    Jamie,

    Good to know you are on the mend. *C* is a hard battle and good to know that family and friends are giving support to you.
    People form all over the world been coming to ThisisRNB for ages and no doubt we all have you in our thoughts,
    Stay strong bro!!!!!

  20. VL 9 months ago

    Sending prayers your way man. Your bravery and courage is inspiring. Thanks for all the work you put into this site; it’s been my go to for RnB finds for a while now. Put yourself and your health first, stay positive, and give it all up to God.

  21. Russell Smith 9 months ago

    Sending Blessings and a speedy recovery.

  22. Steven Michaels 9 months ago

    Fight that fight, good luck and stay strong. Focus on what matters – your Health. We’ll always be here when you’re ready :)

  23. Naomi 9 months ago

    Praying For You During This Healing Process !!!! I’m A Big Fan Of This Website & I’m On Here Almost Everyday So I Noticed The Changes ! But Take As Much Time As You Need To Get Through This Tough Time !!! We’ll Be Here With You Along The Way ❤️❤️❤️

  24. olu 9 months ago

    Praying for strength and healing during this time.

  25. Anonymous 7 months ago

    Bless up!

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