R&B music isn’t all flowers and candy; just ask Rakim “PnB Rock” Allen.
The 23-year-old singer’s earliest inspiration didn’t come from the bedroom, but from the streets. “At first I would look at R&B artists like they’re all about love, and soft. Then I saw you could be a street boy and sing and still be hot. I knew I could do that shit,” he says.
PnB Rock hails from Pastorius and Baynton Streets in the Germantown section of Philadelphia — that’s where he found the “P” and “B” in his name. .
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