What is the meaning of R & B?

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    Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. Although the acronym "R&B" originates from its association with traditional rhythm and blues music, the term R&B is today most often used to define a style of African American music originating after the demise of disco in the 1980s. This newer style combines elements of soul, funk, dance, and, from 1986 on with the advent of New Jack Swing branded R&B, hip hop.

    The abbreviation R&B is almost always used instead of the full rhythm and blues term, although some sources refer to the style as urban contemporary (the name of the radio format that plays hip hop and contemporary R&B) .

    Contemporary R&B has a slick, electronic record production style, drum machine-backed rhythms, and a smooth, lush style of vocal arrangement. Uses of hip hop-inspired beats are typical, although the roughness and grit inherent in hip hop is usually reduced and smoothed out.

    Instead of "rhythm and blues" to fit the hip hop genre it is some times called "rhymes and beats"

  • 1 decade ago

    Rhythm and Blues

  • 1 decade ago

    It is a style of music called Rythem and Blues. I enjoy listening to it. Look up "She's my Pride and Joy" by Stevie Ray Vaughn.


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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If only someone could spell it right...

    "Rhythm and Blues"

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  • ed
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    In music....Rythum and Blues

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    rythm and blues retard

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