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Throwback Mixtape – RnBeez

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RnBeez Throwback Mixtape

Throwback Mixtape features songs from the 90’s and the new millennium! Mixed flawlessly for your entertainment.. Great party mix and also for just when you are chilling in the house or backyard.. Enjoy



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Contemporary R&B

Contemporary R&B (also known as simply R&B) is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and bluespopsoulfunkhip hop and electronic music.

The genre features a distinctive record production style, drum machine-backed rhythms, pitch corrected vocals, and a smooth, lush style of vocal arrangement. Electronic influences are becoming an increasing trend and the use of hip hop or dance-inspired beats are typical, although the roughness and grit inherent in hip hop may be reduced and smoothed out. Contemporary R&B vocalists are often known for their use of melisma, popularized by vocalists such as Michael JacksonR. KellyCraig DavidStevie Wonder,[1] Whitney Houston[1][2][3] and Mariah Carey.

In contrast to the works of Boyz II MenBabyface and similar artists, other R&B artists and groups from this same period began adding even more of a hip-hop sound to their work, like the innovative group Jodeci. The synthesizer-heavy rhythm tracks of new jack swing were replaced by grittier East Coast hip hop-inspired backing tracks, resulting in a genre labeled hip hop soul by Mary J. Blige and producer Sean Combs who also had mentored group Jodeci in the beginning and helped them with their unique look. The style became less popular by the end of the 1990s, but later experienced a resurgence.

In 1990, Mariah Carey released “Vision of Love” as her debut single. It was immensely popular peaking at number 1 in many worldwide charts including the Billboard Hot 100, and it propelled Mariah’s career. The song is usually said to have popularized the use of melisma and brought it in to mainstream R&B.

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