The Breakdown: When Did Hip Hop Become So R&B?

9Sep - by MarthaCobb

From the early ’80s to the early ’90s, an anti-R&B vibe prevailed in Hip Hop. While R&B had a strong presence through the next decade, top MC’s still just rapped and maybe had an R&B feature on the hook. Fast forward to today: nowadays, even the most respected lyricist knows how to carry a note and might even hit you with a little melody mid-verse. When did Hip Hop become so R&B? Let’s break it down …

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