As ‘Rain On Me’ by Ashanti plays in the background, we feel alive and free with each poetic lyric sang out their mouths; those words and those artists make us feel rejuvenated. Whether it be the classic ‘Read Your mind’ Avant or the present ‘About Time’ Sabrina Claudio, R&B has always created this warm feeling that uplifts and teaches us. Being able to let loose and get in our element fulfills us — dopest shit ever. As the genre expands in regard to variety, we are able to explore the answers to our locked in emotions by the various styles of artists in R&B.
I gave you the R&B Chick Essentials to add your playlists
1. ‘Zion’ – Lauryn Hill
There’s no one quite like the legend herself, the queen that left us with the timeless ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’.
2. ‘Alright’ – Ledisi
Her soothing voice does all the justice on its own.
3. ‘The Truth’ – India Arie
Have you ever meet a man that is different from the rest? India Arie takes the words out of mouths with her beautiful words for the special man in her life.
4. ‘U Know What’s Up’ – Donell Jones
The consistent groove of this record, always put me in good mood — no matter the occasion.
5. ‘Who Can I Run To’ – Xscape
Hands down one of my favorite groups.I’d love to see them in concert one day.
6. DJ Play A Love Song – Jamie Foxx ft. Twista
Jamie Foxx can do it all, especially when it comes to setting the mood for the perfect night.
7. West District – Party Next Door
I love everything that Party Next Door drops, I’ve been hooked since ‘Break From Toronto’.
8. XXX – TYuS
If you’re not hip to his work then you definitely need to be.