I’ve always been a fan of Hip Hop, but I haven’t joined the cult like the majority of the thread family. There’s always been something holding me back from fully indulging in the movement.
I belong to the “cult” of R&B … the genre with the smooth beat that’s about every type of love. “All you gotta do is say yes” , “Cause I’m all cried out over you” “Love is a house, and you’ve got the key” , “When a woman’s fed up, there ain’t nothing you can do about it”, “I only think of you on two occasions. That’s day and night”, “She said ‘how’d you like to waste some time,’ and I could not resist when I saw little Nikki grind”.
In my car, 5 out of the 6 CDs are R&B. The first CD I ever bought with my own money was Xscape’s Traces of My Lipstick. My iPod has at least 5 different playlist dedicated to a certain R&B mood: from Old School to Slow Jams (Volumes 1 and 2) to Girl Power Music. But by far, my favorite type of R&B is New Jack Swing!
If you don’t know what New Jack Swing is, it’s the great sounds of the late 80’s to mid 90’s R&B with an up-tempo swing beat under it. Here’s an example:
I love New Jack Swing so much that I couldn’t pick just one example!
New Jack Swing gets it’s life from groups like Tony, Toni, Tone`, Boys II Men, and BelBivDevo. Every New Jack Swing song lifts the beats of your heart, makes you pat your feet, and causes a smile to creep on your face. It’s that feel good music.
So to all the Hip Hop heads and victims to the current music culture, what do you do when “Poison” comes on? Let’s see: