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    Welcome R&B Fans form around the world!! this is when you come & talk to todays R&B artsists form this conutry & to the world. Let the "R&B Thread" topic begains!

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    i prefer 90s contemp. r&b to most of today's mainstream acts (that are basically still hinged on the decade-old stuff), save for some of the UK artists who are definitely worth looking out for.


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    Raul Midon is good. He does this cool trumpet sound with his voice.
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    I love 90's contemporary R&B as well. There is some stuff today that I like, but not nearly as much as the 90's.

    Shai - Baby I'm Yours



    Keith Sweat - Twisted



    Monica - For You I Will



    Babyface & Stevie Wonder - How Come, How Long



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    I love 90s rnb as well...its my favorite genre and i think its the time when rnb was at its peak and was the quintessential rnb...u cant call rnb todayrnb....its hip and b to be blunt......


    The best in the 90s were
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    bobby brown
    usher
    whitney
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    tlc
    toni braxton
    luther
    swv
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    en vogue
    r. Kelly
    brandy
    janet

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    Isn't 1993-1998 considered "The Golden Age of R&B"

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    I consider 90s mainstream stuff "New Jack Swing" and not R&B. I'd say acts like Jamiroquai, Brand New Heavies, Chante' Moore, Lalah Hathaway, Tony Toni Tone', Eric Benet, Lisa Stansfield, or Sade made real R&B in the 90s

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuranDuran View Post
    I consider 90s mainstream stuff "New Jack Swing" and not R&B. I'd say acts like Jamiroquai, Brand New Heavies, Chante' Moore, Lalah Hathaway, Tony Toni Tone', Eric Benet, Lisa Stansfield, or Sade made real R&B in the 90s
    genre-defining is disputed a lot amongst the "experts" and quite subjective but i wouldn't call the post-NJS mainstream stuff New Jack Swing since that had a definite sound to it. it certainly got influences from Riley's/Edmonds' sound but it also drew more from quiet-storm and David Foster ballads etc., and had people like Timbaland (in the mid 90s) add new creative and influential dimensions to it - i think that's worthy of a genre-defining status.

    but whichever way we'd like to define it in order of historic integrity, it got stuck with the label "contemporary R&B" and it did have its own sound just like "Neo-Soui" does however much artists or fans dislike the term.

    and there are some terms that don't really cover a genre e.g. "trip-hop" which has a significant artistic divergence in the pool that record labels want to drop everything into. but contemporary R&B and Neo-Soul or acid-jazz or nu-jazz etc. are not one of them, imo.

    i don't really like grouping different artists under one label, so the more creative (or even better, the more influential) you are, the better the chances you make of opening up a new genre because throughout the years the evolutionary change in ("urban") music is noticeable.
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    Genres in many cases are certainly subjective. I can see why someone would consider 90's R&B as New Jack Swing instead. I don't really consider it as such though. To me, that would be like calling 70's and 80's R&B "Doo Wop". I pretty much agree wtih arXter in that NJS certainly influenced the 90' s sounds, but I think it was different.

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    I like Chrisette Michele, but I think her 1st album was more interesting. Esperanza Spalding is nice also, but she's really jazz though. I really like Lizz Wright & Joss Stone. But I don't listen to the radio. I don't know what's popular and don't really care, lol. I do kinda like Keyshia Cole, but that's the extent of it. I liked Destiny's Child (especially when LaTavia & LeToya were in it), but not as keen on Beyonce' solo. I mostly just buy new stuff from people I like already such as Prince, Charlie Wilson, Chante Moore, or Swing Out Sister (although I always have to buy an expensive import, because SOS albums are rarely released in the USA).

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    I use the term R&B when I think of mainly 90s mainstream stuff like Boyz II Men, Babyface, R. Kelly, Blackstreet, TLC, Janet, SWV, Brandy, En Vogue etc. NJS had a different sound, but it's a subgenre of the 90s R&B for me anyway.
    I think it would be good if another term was created for describing mainstream R&B/urban music of the 00s which is certainly different in terms of both production and (even more) quality.

    anyway I love to go back to the 90s mainstream R&B and discover less known artists like for example a female group Brownstone, which I think had as much potential as En Vogue but for some reason weren't too successful.



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    For some reason... when I think R&B, I think of Motown soul... or 70's ballad songs...

    Those were the real rhythm and blues days.....

    From your list, I love Baby Face, En Vogue, and TLC. The 90's definitely were the second golden age of the R&B.

    Also, how can you forget Luther? His voice can make you feel the heartbreak... the pain... :lol: I love Luther. I guess he was more active in the 80's...


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    yeah, i know that's the real rhythm & blues, but all R&B i have known most of my life was the 90s R&B, so I guess because of that i relate that term to the 90s music in the first place. Motown is just Motown and R&B/soul from before the 90s I call soul music or funk or disco depending on what other styles it's influenced with

    i haven't listened to much Luther yet, but he is on my (endless) list of artist that i need to check out

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