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Hip hop soul

subgenre of contemporary R&B music

Hip hop soul is a genre of music that fuses hip hop, R&B, soul, and new jack swing. Some notable artist include R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Ashanti, Keyshia Cole, Frank Ocean, Mariah Carey, Ray J and Akon.

Hip hop soul
Stylistic originsHip hop music, Soul music
Typical instrumentsRapping, singing
Derivative formsNeo Soul, PBR&B

CharacteristicsEdit

Hip hop soul first started as a fusion genre that fused hip hop with soul music, Some of the best songs of hip hop soul include "I'll Make Love to You", "Lonely", "Swim Good" and "Can't Be Without You". It was very popular at first, but then it began to lose commercial success because of its late sexual lyrics and dark themes.

Notable artistsEdit