R&B Thread Genre

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Chaplain Tappman, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Chaplain Tappman Mar 7, 2016
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    Chaplain Tappman

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    Very brief and reductive overview of the genre:

    R&B, one of the oldest forms of American recorded music, was born out of a need for "record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when "urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a heavy, insistent beat" was becoming more popular". It has since been married to every popular genre since, and is the basis for much of what we recognize as pop music today. Contemporary R&B has roots in both motown and disco, as well as hip hop, jazz, and electronic music.

    After a relatively fallow period in which R&B was not afforded the same kind of critical prestige that it deserved in the 00's, R&B has experienced a resurgence among independently minded musicians and listeners in the 2010s, particularly as artists such as Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Miguel and Jeremih released watermark pieces of work that forced many to reconsider their opinion on the genre.

    Modern R&B (Post 2010)
    The Weeknd - Trilogy
    Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra. / channel ORANGE
    Miguel - Art Dealer Chic EPs/Kaleidoscope Dream/Wildheart
    Jeremih - Late Nights (Mixtape)/Late Nights The Album
    Jazmine Sullivan - Reality Show
    Kehlani - You Should Be here
    Dawn Richard - BlackHeart/Armor On EP
    Diddy Dirty Money - Last Train To Paris
    FKA Twigs - EP1/EP2/LP1/EP3
    Beyonce - 4/Beyonce
    Cool Uncle - Cool Uncle
    Jessie Ware - Devotion/Tough Love
    Kelela - Cut 4 Me/ Hallucinogen EP
    Tinashe - Aquarius/Amethyst EP
    Ty Dolla $ign - Beach House EP/Free T.C.
    Anderson.Paak - Malibu
    KING - We Are King
    D'angelo - Black Messiah
    Erykah Badu - U Cain't Use My Phone/New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh
    Ciara - Ciara
    Nao - February 15 EP
    The Internet - Ego Death
    How To Dress Well
    Autre Ne Veut
    Rhye
    Jhene Aiko
    Omarion
    The-Dream - Love King/1977/IV Play
    Jai Paul
    James Blake
    Janelle Monae
    Janet Jackson - Unbreakable
    Jessy Lanza - Pull My Hair Back
     
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  2. cshadows2887

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    Sign me uppppppp
     
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  5. Chaplain Tappman

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    updated op a bit more 2 come lemme know if anyone wants to help piece together recs etc
     
  6. cshadows2887

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    I'd definitely add Elle Varner to it. And maybe Charles Bradley, Lee Fields and Leon Bridges assuming we're including the neo-retro stuff.
     
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    In.
     
  9. Fucking Dustin

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    Hello
     
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  11. Michael Schmidt

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    Just wanted to say '90s R&B is great and that's where I tend to hang out. I am a little more selective on current stuff. I don't dig too deep beyond some of the hits, but here is a list of some songs I like. I tried to just pick songs that didn't lean too much to hip hop or pop. Nothing real groundbreaking, but it gives you an idea of where I am at with R&B for the most part.

    I Believe I Can Fly - R Kelly
    I'll Make Love To You - Boyz II Men
    Nobody Knows It But Me - Tony Rich
    Ignition - R Kelly
    No Diggity - Blackstreet
    I Swear - All 4 One
    End of the Road - Boyz II Men
    World's Greatest - R Kelly
    Turn Me On - Kevin Lyttle (maybe more pop. Not sure)
    Return of the Mack - Mark Morrison
    You Know What - Avant
    Fly High - Slim
     
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  12. Fucking Dustin

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    I wanna add "Must Be Nice" by Lyfe Jennings and everything ever made by Jodeci
     
  13. beachdude

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    All great stuff!
     
  14. cshadows2887

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    I know this is usually viewed as sacrilege, but:

    "I Can Love You Like That" >>>>>>>>>> "I Swear"
     
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  15. Michael Schmidt

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    Haha I haven't listened to that song in a while, but I feel like I remember liking one of their songs more than their big hit. I was just dropping some songs that most people know to get a sense of the R&B I listen to.
     
  16. Chaplain Tappman

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    from the Free TC deluxe edition:

    Free TC bonus tracks:
    17 “Like A Drug” *
    18 “Wavy” (Geat. Joe Moses) *
    19 “Long Time” (feat. Quavo) *
    20 “Westside” *
     
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  19. cshadows2887

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    It peters out a little by the end, but there are some killer tracks. No surprise from him.
     
  20. beachdude

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    Any August Alsina fans in here?? That dude is so good, I couldn't believe I'd never heard a full project from him before. All his stuff is honestly great.
     
  21. beachdude

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    I guess I'm the only one into August Alsina... :eh:
     
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  23. beachdude

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    This song is WAY too catchy to not become a hit. All it needs is a remix with a rapper verse added. I wish Chris Brown wasn't in it obviously, but other than that it's on point.
     
  24. Letterbomb31

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    All I've been listening to today is the new dvsn album. I'm really impressed with how good it is.
     
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  26. cherrywaves

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    I need to get a good mix of early 90's r&b; Boyz II Men, TLC, Jodeci, all that stuff
     
  27. beachdude

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    I need to check that and the Gallant album still.