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Old school R&B

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  1. sudorank

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    I started getting into old school R&B lately. (I probably smoke too much weed)

    I like listening to it in the car, the real chill stuff is relaxing and given how much I hate driving it's really good not to be stressed out.

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    Anyone have any recommendations for other rappers / artists? Tbh i'm more of a rocker than anything so have no idea who to search for on TPB and am a complete noob to it! :cool:

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    90's music was the best and will always be the best. Now we degrade women and music isn't even music anymore, you cant dance/groov to the stuff thats called "music" today\

     
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    I dunno if I totally agree with you.

    If you compare much of 90's dance music with the current crop i'd say it's improved. I really like the way the Americans have discovered that early 90's sound and just run with it, some of the new big house and electro tracks coming out will become classics IMHO.

    The only thing I hate right now is dubstep. It's not frantic enough to take ecstasy and dance to and no where near chill enough to have on as background music to a house party. Unless some producer finds a new angle it's gonna go the same way as Trance IMHO.

    That's probably a good thing tbh.....
     
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    I was refer to the 90's rap music to todays rap music, its just terrible now.

    I dont really listen to anything other than rap and R&B so I cant really say anything about that, I just love the groov the 90's had
     
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    try listening to... Big L or Big Pun

    both died early and all their stuff is fire. put you in a good mood :)
     
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    Geesh ... "old school" is now stuff out when I was in my mid 20's? Getting old :)

    Now this is knocking on old school :
     
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    Do you mean old skool Hip Hop ?

    This is Rhythm and Blues

     
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    Snoop was and is great. Smoothest flow ever.

    This was the game changer for me though (obviously NSFW)

     
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    Dont forget the true classic R&B

     
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    Hold on, did you want R&B or Hip-Hop?



    - A
     
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    If we're talking Old Skool Hip Hop, the Ultramagnetic MCs need a mention

     
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    The best to ever do it

     
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    That good old music that told the truth and from the heart

     
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    Ah ye i see :)

    Any recommendations for a newbie?
     
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    Wow, some of the recommendations are pretty cool.

    I've got much torrenting to do!!!!

    This^^ Exactly this!

    Although to be fair some of the older Rhythm and Blues stuff is kinda cool too!
     
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    True classic R & B and Soul is from the '60's through the '80's, people. With the '90's it became increasingly mixed (or contaminated, depending on your point of view) with rap/hip-hop. Don Cornelius stopped hosting Soul Train circa 1993 for a reason, namely, he didn't feel right hosting the 'new' music younger people were moving towards, where hip hop was the main accent. One of the members of the Whispers also said at the time, that rap had killed R & B.

    Real R & B usually runs on a patient, love ballad melody that is sung, not ranted, whereas rap is a quick paced flow whose tone is typically boisterous or angry. It's not an accident that soul ballads then started to be called "slow jams" in the '90's (to signal to current listeners with short attention spans that it wasn't the dominant quick tempo hip-hop sound). Second-generation R & B of the '90's going forward is either relegated to second rate status, or treated as good mainly as it integrates hip-hop into its genre. Whatever one thinks about those developments, the '60's-'80's R & B that preceded it (which was not-influenced by rap) is the true classic version of the form.
     
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    This whole album.

    I saw them live last year for their 20th anniversary tour. Some of the best live music I've ever seem. The energy and atmosphere was insane.
     
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    Good Documentary......And Presented by Stringer Bell !

     
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