I thought the 80's were the decade when live instrumentation died, and the 90's were the decade when that gradual shift towards R&B's genre bending infusion with rap music really took off. That said, there was a lot of good/decent music made then, and the utterly awesome mixtape Statik Selektah & Lord Sear Present Open Bar Classics Vol. 2: The 90′s captures some of the decade's best offerings.
I mean, seriously, check the track listing.
Crystal Johnson IntroWith no filler and minimal shoutouts/random DJ obnoxiousness, this is a tailor made soundtrack for a breezy Sunday ride or that random trip down memory lane. Hell, I give them extra points for resisting the urge to include "No Diggity" (thank you Jesus!). And as always, the price it right: It's free.
Mary J “Real Love” (original & remix)
Meth & Mary J “All I Need” (Puff’s Remix)
112 “Only You (Remix)”
Dru Hill “In My Bed (Remix)”
R Kelly “Be Happy”
Groove Theory “Tell Me”
Gina Thompson “The Things You Do (Remix)”
Isley Brothers “Float On (Remix)”
Total “No One Else”
Faith “i Just Can’t”
Mary J “Everyday It Rains”
Aaliyah “Back & Forth”
Adina Howard “Freak Like Me”
Horace Brown “Things We Do For Love”
Shai “Dont Wanna Be Alone”
SWV & MJ “Right There (Human Nature Mix)”
SWV “Anything (Wu Remix)”
Mariah Carey “Fantasy (ODB Remix)”
Montell Jordan “This Is How We Do It”
Zhane “Hey Mr Dj”
Eric Benet “Georgy Porgy”
Faith “Love Like This”
Lucy Pearl “Get Involved”
Lucy Pearl “Dance Tonight” (So What Its 2000)
Koffee Brown “The After Party”
Stop reading and go download it already.
Question: What's your favorite random 90's R&B song?!?
Also cop.... Statik Selektah & Lord Sear – Open Bar Classics Vol. 1: The 80′s (Mixtape) [via NahRight]