Hip hop soul

subgenre of contemporary R&B music, most popular during the early and mid 1990s, which fuses R&B, gospel or soul singing with hip hop musical production.

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 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.

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