Or to at least just make themselves more money? I actually own a limited edition 12-inch of this track on clear green vinyl. More often than not when this funk-laced, smooth groove jam drops a flash mob kicks off. Armed with a deadly falsetto, the crooner melds the sweetness of a young Marvin Gaye with the swag of in-the-club-like-yeah Usher—it's damn near irresistible. More than half of it is garbage… there were way too many songs that you forgot such as time for some action, fantastic voyage,shoop, unity, poetry which was the song that in my mind changed the hip hop scene at one time, they want efx, 93 til infinity, dwyck…. Usher - 'Burn' Before Beyonce began slaying as a solo act, she was creating magic with her fellow members of Destiny's Child. Danielle Goldstein At 15 years old, budding hip hop producer Timothy Mosley was shot in the shoulder at a Red Lobster restaurant and was temporarily paralysed on his right side.
There are only two things at work on this deep, seductive 2003 hit: a dubby vocal and a smoking-hot beat. Kane found commercial success with the Smooth Operator persona, but his legacy should start with this track, one of the best straight-up bragging songs in hip-hop history. Twelve years after the accident that turned his powerful voice into a hoarse whisper, the D. This time in the form of 'oh na-na', which she intones in the video at Drake while flashing her come-to-bed eyes. I was surprised to see Cool Like Dat as the only Diggable Planets mention on the list.
No who do you take off? This one track from their debut album is transitional, resembling the more structured rap hits that probably influenced these guys but with hints at the explosion that their next album would cause in the genre. They were, however, two-hit wonders, with this the funnier but less enduring of the two. Underpinned by the distinctive guitar riff from Stevie Nicks' 'Edge of Seventeen' it apparently reminded Beyoncé of a 'voluptuous woman' , 'Bootylicious' is one of Destiny's Child's most infectious and energetic floor-fillers. Funk guitar wah-wahs behind a disco beat on 'Can't Feel My Face' that complements The Weeknd's outrageously silky vocals so well you'll be humming this infectious number until your face goes numb. In the lyrics, the D. So what songs did I miss? Even after moving from Virginia to New York and being christened Timbaland by mentor DaVante Swing, Mosley continued to craft beats that sounded curiously leftist. Oh man these bouyzz dezervez to be on this shit…ladies, gentleman and other.
The fact that the samples all seem to be written in minor keys gives this song a sinister air that set it apart from most mainstream and alternative rap of the time. I guess that was cutting edge in 1993. Both guys were at the tops of their games — I like to think that the music pushed Rakim to deliver one of his two best performances — and it has proven both enduring and influential even as the artists themselves have faded from the scene. If you want to make less commercial music for artistic reasons, but deliberately flipping off your audience by creating less interesting content is insane. But even better now is the shot at around the 3:52 mark of the video of the guy on his cell phone the size of a brick and the shape of a satellite phone. What's a bigger turn-on, after all, than knowing you've been on your lover's mind? R Kelly knows what you want, he knows what you need and frankly, he sees nothing wrong with it. How long you had that problem.
Glad to see them there as I think they are one of the more overlooked contributors to Hip Hop. There was no one like Rakim before he came along, and there has been no one like him since. And yet, this enduringly popular genre can also be smooth and seductive — perfect baby-making music, you could say — so we've made sure our list covers every base. The talent involved was enormous, and yet their biggest hit was a straight-up soul remake of an adult contemporary classic. They sampled Gang Starr or Main Source on a track or two. Oliver Keens Following the seductive 'Earned It' that The Weeknd wrote for softcore erotic film , he released something that is so hot it literally set him on fire. Tamia and Fabolous - 'Into You' We're taking you back to 1998 when Tamia and Fabolous teamed up for this soulful single off Tamia's self titled album.
By the 1970s, rhythm and blues was being used as a blanket term to describe soul and funk as well. Come Clean- Jeru that damaja Great list. Andrew Frisicano Conspiracy theories involving members of The Beatles are mostly tedious and ridiculous. An edgy Neptunes beat keeps it pumping, while star-in-the-making Kelis gets braggadocious about her dairy drinks. Discussing the plight of the black American underclass in rap lyrics without sounding trite is a major achievement when you consider how few other artists managed to pull it off. In 1949, then-Billboard magazine reporter Jerry Wexler who later went on to become a music producer created the term for Billboard to designate upbeat popular music performed by African American artists that combined Blues and Jazz.
This effervescent mid-'90s gem shows off her formidable musical brain: sampling Tom Tom Club's 1981 hit 'Genius of Love' is a total boss move, and refashioning it into all-time great summer jam is pure class. Then, add that falsetto: a thick stream of high-pitched, sadsack emoting that only a few men on the planet could pull off without serious injury. . The beat is undeniably danceable, yet Rihanna maintains a gentleness throughout that's endlessly easy on the ears. The whole disc stands up well against The Chronic and Doggystyle even though it came out three years earlier, with similarly funky beats, clever wordplay, and plenty of weapon-filled boasting.
Dre who produced the album was a force to be reckoned with beyond N. The genre also claims some of the best but, shh, forget those for now. Dru Hill - 'Tell Me' How's this for a throwback? Lauryn Hill had her one amazing solo album before releasing Lauryn Hill: Unhinged, and Wyclef has had a strong solo career, but as the Fugees one plus one plus one Pras equaled something less than three. Love the Ice Cube cameo in the video. The whole song shimmers with a very feminine kind of sexual confidence 'You gotta do much better if you're gonna dance with me tonight' as it rolls out a dazzling succession of vocal, lyrical and musical hooks.