YouTube R&B Group Ahmir Covers Justin Bieber And Explains Organic Approach to Music


Adelle Platon / December 18, 2012

R&B quartet Ahmir continue to face the digital challenges of any viral artist on the come-up.

“I think our field has been exploited to where someone with no talent can get away with it, ” Big Mike said. “If you’re not playing well on a five-man basketball team, you sit down and now I feel you have a computer and you’re a millionaire. It’s disheartening.”

Still, Ahmir–whose group name means “prince” in Arabic–didn’t let the obstacles overcome them and have become the most popular R&B group on YouTube. “So many people in the industry try to be kings of it all that there’s just a nice space for us to come in and do what we do.”

Catch the fellas cover Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me” in perfect harmony below. For more Ahmir, check out their channel at Their single “War” also available on iTunes.