Hip Hop Soul

What is Hip Hop Soul? Hip Hop Soul is a Subgenre of R&B music made most popular during the 1990s. Hip Hop R&B fuses the soul of singing with hip hop productions. Origin Story Hip Hop Soul evolved from new jack swing, another form of R&B popularized by artists and producers like Keith Sweat, Bobby […]

“Mos Def”initely An Icon

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Decades of Gospel Evolution

Gospel is a genre of music used to spread the teachings of Christ. As years have gone on, gospel has become more creative and mixed with other genres such as rap, country and even go-go. Although, the style of music has changed, the message stays the same. 1920s Arizona Dranes among many other artists popularized […]

R&B: The 5th Stream

The New Millennium   The fusion R&B creations of independent composers ignited the careers of many new artists in the 1990s. Two production techniques were prevalent in R&B by the end of the 1990s: collaborations amongst rhythm and blues/soul singers with rappers and sampling choruses and chorus lines from rhythm and blues/soul records from the […]

A New Take on the History of Quartets: Take 6

A New Take on the History of Quartets: Take 6 A History of Singers: Jubilee Quartets were popular African American religious musical groups. The name derives from a group named  the Fisk Jubilee Singers organized by George L White at Fisk University in 1871. They were known for singing negro spirituals. This tradition acted as […]