By Marcus Reeves
The idea of blending R&B vocal greatness with hip hop music’s street edge took shape in the ‘80s. But in ‘90s the hip hop/R&B collaboration became the formula for chart-topping success. What better way to get folks en masse to listen as well as hit the dance floor than, most often, sampling a well-known rhythm and blues classic, recruiting the top singing talent to croon the chorus while a superstar rhyme-ster spits an ill 16? We wouldn’t mind bringing back some of these ‘90s top hip hop and R&B collaborations that turned into classics.
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