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Buddy_Gilapagos
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"Is it me, or is up tempo R&B rare these days?"


  

          

As a person raised on New Jack Swing, the music I miss the most is up tempo "fast" R&B songs. R&B songs you can dance to. This weekend I was playing a lot of tracks like this:

Frank Ocean - Songs for Women
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vpeQEKDpKQ

Lucky Daye - Late Night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seQOJZ16YxA

and my favorite party starter

John Legend - Green Light (Official Video) ft. André 3000
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtiSz2L4gG8

It seems like Usher and The Weeknd are the only cats who consistently drop up tempo tracks but it seems like you don't hear a lot of it on the radio these days.

Now there are plenty of Hip-hop songs with singers and R&B vibes and Pop songs by black and white artist like Doja Cat but I guess I am not counting that as R&B (I may be splitting hairs). For example, is Get Lucky by Daft Punk an R&B song? Which reminds me there are a few retro white boy acts like Tuxedo and Mayer Hawthorne who do uptempo R&Bish songs, but am I missing something or am I right that there isn't a lot of uptempo R&B being churned out these days?




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Is it me, or is up tempo R&B rare these days? [View all] , Buddy_Gilapagos, Mon Dec-21-20 11:35 AM
 
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Is it me, or is R&B rare these days?
Dec 22nd 2020
1
Its funny because I think that's the right question.
Dec 22nd 2020
2
I think this is it....
Dec 22nd 2020
3
It's you.
Dec 22nd 2020
6
R&B is better than ever...
Dec 29th 2020
11
I have skimmed and my first reaction is, nice but is there anything I ca...
Jan 22nd 2021
16
      BTW, Sault did have some funkier dancable tracks on their earilier Album...
Jan 22nd 2021
17
           You might wanna revisit Rise.
Jan 22nd 2021
18
                I guess you are right. Mostly uptempo
Jan 25th 2021
19
Seems blurred by Pop.
Jan 09th 2021
14
NJS is one of my favorite eras in music
Dec 22nd 2020
4
Couple reasons for that.
Dec 22nd 2020
5
Real interesting points
Dec 22nd 2020
7
This is interesting. Thanks.
Dec 23rd 2020
8
The bands you listed are talented, though I haven't heard them all.
Dec 23rd 2020
10
      RE: The bands you listed are talented, though I haven't heard them all.
Jan 09th 2021
15
interesting take.
Dec 23rd 2020
9
To Me R&B Is Mostly "Rhythm & Trap" Now
Dec 31st 2020
12
every once in a blue moon
Jan 07th 2021
13
Great points in here. Also, artists don't really make albums any
Jan 25th 2021
20

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