Sugar & Poison - Modern RnB

RnB was one of the sounds of my high school years–all the mainstream stuff but also D’Angelo, Maxwell etc–the chill room at parties would be playing stuff like Spottieottiedopalicious through a haze of weed.

I think it was sometime around 2010 when the Weeknd trilogy albums were coming out that I really got back into RnB in all its modern incarnations. Always on the lookout for newish stuff, here are a few that I’ve been digging.

Boogie-ish

brand new Michigan business

Hazy chill & sexy sax

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ooohhhhh nice thread. I don’t have much to contribute from the last 10yrs of RnB- although I do like how a lot of modern RnB (similar with Dancehall) grabs whatever it likes from the ether and warps and bends the forms to its own purpose.

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playing a track from that Ojerime album on my radio show this week - it’s classy af

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Love that Savon track!

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Nothing to add but watching with interest. Great stuff here, thanks!

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Here’s a link to a nice RnB mix Lexx did recently.

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Best people watching BR from Grammy winner Kev.

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I keep going back to the mixtape Kelela & Asmara did for the Warp anniversary a couple years ago.

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Not an RnB aficionado by any means, but I really liked the Erika de Casier record from a couple of years ago.

She has a new LP out this year which sounds equally promising…

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Lmao…jinx!

Snap! Great minds!

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Love EdC–looking forward to the new drop in May. Couple more:

90s retro west coast - great summer sound

Mndsgn - Stones Throw produced

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It’s not conventional RnB, I dunno? I’ve always just called his music Space Alien Jams hahaha

Got thrashed in our crib for a while, Benny & The Jets!

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This is getting banged on a couple commercial radio stations here in Berlin, (which is not so bad, Amerie 1thing and Usher Good Kisser were both pretty big pop tunes but also both super dope in their own right)

Moving towards Latin X meets Raggaton Pop (i just made this up now i have no idea about this area of music) but very RnB informed

admittedly i’m not bang up to date on modern r&b - that’s more my wife’s area of expertise. however, i feel like i need to evangelize amerie’s weird 4AM eps that came and went without a trace of interest. she had a great voice and from what i understand, she wrote and produced em’ herself.

4am mulholland: https://music.amazon.com/albums/B07JGVRYLF?ref=dm_sh_3640-bece-5757-f65f-b5a8b

after 4am: https://music.amazon.com/albums/B07JHRFFNY?ref=dm_sh_465e-5720-37d0-2b68-9047d

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These are :fire: thanks X

lovely tone

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