R&B Hip-Hop Recommendations

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  1. Ladhilbluesband

    Ladhilbluesband Member

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    I don't know what my deal is lately but I have been on a huge R&B kick lately.

    My primary criteria is they can SING or they're smart enough to bring in people who can sing. Wale's album "The Gifted" is a perfect example. He's a great rapper and brings in people who can sing to deliver the catchy hooks.

    Any recommendations you guys might have? I've been listening to a wide assortment of things (some fall into the category and some, not so much)

    Wale
    Alessia Cara
    Jhene Aiko
    Rihanna
    J Cole
    Jay Z
    Common

    Disclaimer: Don't worry old farts, 90% of my listening goes to blues and classic rock. I just need a change of pace :)
     
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  2. The Kid

    The Kid Member

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  3. Turi

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    I'll probably get grilled, but, Prince's Chaos and Disorder and Emancipation are killer r'n'b/hip-hop albums, imo - check out Right Back Here In My Arms.

    Of course, to me, the KING of R'n'B is R.Kelly.
    If you haven't checked him out, get on it, he has loads of material and he's freaking brilliant.
    Ground zero, imo. Check out Bump'n'grind.

    I love Tupac as well. Beautiful combination of rap/hip-hop and r'n'b - there's some killer vocalists in some of his music. Check out Changes.
     
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    zenmindbeginner Silver Supporting Member

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  5. Hawx

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    A bit different but check out George The Poet's album The Chicken And The Egg.
     
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    Tupac Shakur is the ultimate in rap with catchy hooks. His songs also have a lot of positive messages in them, despite the misconceptions people have about him.
    D'Angelo's Voodoo CD has some of the Wu Tang clan on it.
    Aceyalone is one of my favorites. The record A Book of Human Language is amazing and so is Accepted Eclectic. Not really heavy on vocal hooks, but just great rap and samples.

     
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    Kendrick Lamar -- To Pimp A Butterfly & good kid, M.A.A.D City
    J.Cole -- 2014 Forest Hills Drive
    Kanye West -- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Yeezus, College Dropout
    Jay Z -- The Blue Print
    Mac Miller -- GO:OD AM
    The Streets -- A Grand Don't Come for Free
    Madvillian -- Madvillainy
    Goodie Mob -- Soul Food
    Outkast -- Stankonia
    Eminem -- Marshall Mathers LP
    Notorious BIG -- Ready to Die
    Nas -- Illmatic
    Tupac -- Me Against the World
    GZA -- Liquid Swords
    Method Man -- Tical
    Wu-Tang Clan -- 36 Chambers
    Dr. Dre -- The Chronic
    Snoop Dogg -- Doggystyle
    Digital Underground -- Sex Packets
    NWA -- Straight Outta Compton

    That should get you through the weekend. Yes, I realize not all of them fit your criteria.
     
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    I was going to list lil' Wayne and Big Sean but I'm not sure you'd class them as good singers.....but they've done some great collabs
     
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    Nate Dogg - Ain't No Fun, Smoke Weed Everyday
     
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    "Bump Me Against The Wall."
    Mystykal

    He's not singing, but the song is immersed in the coolest music and singing.

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