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“Return of the Mack” is less about recovering from a breakup than reasserting your pride, no matter how damaged.

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With a memorable, Hype Williams-directed video and a sample of 1970s soul classic ‘I Can’t Stand The Rain’, this single from Missy’s 1997 debut album announced a major league talent onto the US hip-hop landscape. Billboard is a subsidiary of Valence Media, LLC. Instead, the duo disbanded shortly after its release, leaving fans of the.

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Mariah Carey – Fantasy – Feat. Montell Jordan – Let’s Ride The first ladies of 1990s hip-hop, New York trio Salt, Pepa and DJ Spinderella broke down barriers with their effortlessly fresh tunes and ballsy attitude. 112 – Cupid

Wu-Tang Clan’s late, great ODB shows off one of the most recognisable voices of the 1990s with this filthy and fun guttural groover. , Whitney Houston was as well known for her tabloid exploits with Bobby Brown as she was for her legendary pop career. Brian McKnight – Anytime Factor in the unforgettable dancefloor-filling breakdown and it’s no wonder that ‘My Lovin’’ stayed in the US Top 10 for 13 weeks. R. Kelly – Your Body’s Callin’ American R&B band Boyz II Men remained at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 50 weeks during the 1990s. Prince experienced a lot of transitions in the ‘90s—his name change to a symbol, his acrimonious departure from Warner Bros. Records, his transition to independence, his pioneering forays into online retail. Taken from A Tribe Called Quest’s second album ‘The Low End Theory’ (which years later would give its name to a Flying Lotus-endorsed club night in LA), ‘Scenario’ is notable for announcing Leaders Of The New School member Busta Rhymes’ talent to the world after he guested on the track.

Though still a viable force, acid jazz and house music had waned in the black mainstream, and neo-soul authenticity had emerged as a potential new force. Maxi Priest – Close To You Before the bared abs of Voodoo was Brown Sugar. Aggro, awesome and showcasing some serious scratching, it also has one of the best music videos of the decade: a Spike Jonze directed, 1970s cop show piss-take, complete with dodgy fake ‘taches. Critics initially misinterpreted “Luxury: Cococure,” the first single from, , as a pretentious mess rather than a soul analog to hypnagogic pop icons like Björk. SWV – I’m So Into You Hi-Five – She’s Playing Hard To Get

Honeyed and at once yearning and comforting, Evans’ velvet voice skims over this wistful romantic ballad with depth and precision.

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Basically, it’s an excuse to harmonize “Return of the mack!” again and again. Terms of Use Tyrese – Sweet Lady During the early 1990s Whitney Houston 's cover version of the song " I Will Always Love You " spent 14 weeks at the top of the U.S.

Jon B – They Don’t Know Lisa Stansfield – All Around The World When the second single from Michael Jackson’s New Jack-embracing. R. Kelly – Down Low (Nobody Has To Know) featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley Bell Biv DeVoe – Poison Adina Howard – Freak Like Me Seemingly emerging from out of nowhere, this British one-hit wonder made one of the most memorable hooks of the decade. Case – Touch Me Tease Me

TLC – Red Light Special Johnny Gill – Rub You The Right Way – 7″ Version It’s a track tinged by tragedy but also a fittingly brilliant example of his colossal talent. But the sample on En Vogue’s most iconic track is an example of how to do it right. Make a List Browse Lists Search Lists Leaders Help / Contact Suggest Feature Newsletter. By subscribing, you agree to the terms of our Privacy Statement. Your email address will not be published. Brian McKnight – You Should Be Mine (Don’t Waste Your Time) Missy Elliott and Timbaland unequivocally ruled control rooms in the 90s, and this track with R&B darlings SWV is a perfect example of why. With a seductive beat, ‘Freek’n You’ was a chart-topper that contains possibly the only extant example of a vocoder sounding erotic. Janet Jackson – That’s The Way Love Goes Boyz II Men – End Of The Road Shai – If I Ever Fall In Love

Poppy, funky and soulful, En Vogue belt the song out over a few bars from James Brown’s ‘The Payback’. Michael Jackson – In The Closet Billboard Hot 100, which at the time was a record.

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Following his formative stint with NWA, Dr Dre slipped into the limelight with his debut solo album ‘The Chronic’, which just so happened to be one of the best rap records of all time. View Charts Legend. Az Yet – Last Night Shanice – I Love Your Smile Is she soul? Genre-defining anthems from the finest golden age of R&B, the best 90s R&B songs still fill dancefloors while speaking to the soul. The Killers Double Down on Arena Rock With.

Hip-hop has used some strange samples in its time, but none more odd than Jay Z’s use of a chorus of squealing kiddies from the musical Annie.

Ginuwine – So Anxious The collaboration elevated what could have otherwise been a throwaway track to classic status.

The four Atlanta women brought lovely multi-part harmony to their vision of teenage love, a home-cooked meal and chilling on the avenue. Erykah Badu – Tyrone – Live Version Innovation abounded, with New Jack Swing giving way to neo-soul as well as further experiments with studio technology’s fast-moving innovations. Sade – No Ordinary Love. Janet Jackson – Got ‘Til It’s Gone – Feat.

simmered, with Braxton’s vocal performance doubling as an exquisite lesson in self-control—which, it turned out, was right in line with the chart-topping track’s ethos. , R&B briefly swelled with acts that tried to replicate its unhurried lowrider tempo and neo-Blaxploitation funk. Erykah Badu – Bag Lady – Radio Edit © 2019 Billboard. This week, another collection of songs I grew up listening to — 90s R&B.

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D’Angelo – Brown Sugar – Edited It seemed to portend Groove Theory as a new innovator in R&B. You want lashes so luxurious that Mariah Carey hangs out sometimes in the adjacent beach cabana on your lashes’ property and you don’t even […], Reblogged this on I am Super Istar and commented:

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Lauryn Hill – Ex-Factor The lead single off her 1993 album, Janet, ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’ finds Jackson letting her hair down.

1996 was a good year for R&B – especially for Blackstreet. But he soon evolved into a remarkably unique performer by stretching neo-soul to its ambient limits, and using abstract images to anchor his songs of love, faith, and heartbreak.

CLOSE. –MR, By 1998 and My Love is Your Love, Whitney Houston was as well known for her tabloid exploits with Bobby Brown as she was for her legendary pop career. Usher – Nice & Slow He feels cocooned by the sensation, even as the freezing water saps his energy, much like the protagonist in Kate Bush’s orchestral suite “The Ninth Wave” (from her Hounds of Love).

You may unsubscribe at any time. Somehow though, in his 1998 hit single, Jay managed to make stage brats sound cool, going platinum in the process. From floor-filling anthems to outpourings of emotion – and all soulful points in between – each of the 20 tracks in our list of the best 90s R&B songs represents a defining moment in the genre, and in the careers of the artists who sang them. (Some have called it. Monica – Why I Love You So Much just what I needed!

Kelly Price – Friend Of Mine – Remix Only the best from the 90s are in this classic hip-hop playlist. Good marketing does not mean lies. Joe – I Wanna Know More than 20 years after its initial release, “It’s Friday night and the weekend’s here, I need to unwind” remain some of the most resonant words in R&B history. The syncopated rhythm (courtesy of Timbaland) and that unforgettable rattle helped Ginuwine’s debut rocket right to the No.1 spot. The widow of Notorious BIG, Faith Evans’s musical talent is often overshadowed by her personal life.

Tevin Campbell – Can We Talk “I Love Your Smile” – Shanice Album: Inner Child Year: 1991 With her girl-next-door charm, Shanice …