On the first episode of Red Bull Music Academy's new Internet music program HASHTAG$ titled "Don't Call It #AltRnB," we get a look inside the ever-evolving genre of alternative R&B music. Interviews with Miguel, How To Dress Well, Rochelle Jordan, KLSH, BadBadNotGood, former The Weeknd producer Jeremy "Zodiac" Rose, and more, guide us through the new labels being placed on alternative R&B artists, and what the present state of the genre is.

They also discuss what we can expect in the future as artists continue to push the boundaries of creativity under the alternative rhythm and blues umbrella. Plus much more. Interesting stuff, for sure. Watch above.

[via RedBullMusic