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Hip Hop Soul

Hip hop soul (also known as hip-hop/soul or hip-hop/R&B) is a subgenre of contemporary R&B music, most popular during the early to mid 1990s, which fuses rhythm and blues/gospel singing with hip hop musical production. The sub genre had evolved from a previous R&B subgenre, new jack swing, which had incorporated hip-hop influences into R&B music. By contrast, hip hop soul is, as described in The Encyclopedia of African American Music, "quite literally soul singing over hip hop grooves." Read more on