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  • 1. • Rhythm and Blues, which is known as R&B, was founded in the 1940′s by the African American music. R&B was predominantly for the African American race. It was originally called “race music” and was usually only performed or listened to by the black race. R&B was a combination of jazz, hip hop, gospel, and the blues
  • 2. Where did the genre originate from? • R&B music originated from black Americans in the early 1940's growing from the blues meeting urban beats. By the 1970s, rhythm and blues was being used as a general comprehensive phrase to depict soul and funk. New Orleans was one of the early hotbeds of the music genre.
  • 3. • When you look at how R&B used to be music wise and how it is now they are two completely different things. R&B and hip hop music today has a different toll on our generation today and also has a greater influence. In the 1950′s R&B was about good times, with music that had lyrics with actual meaning, content, and not just something with a good beat.
  • 4. Artists that fit in this genre From left to right Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Mary J Blige, Usher and Justin Timberlake.
  • 5. Beyonce Single Ladies • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m1EFMo RFvY
  • 6. Beyonce – Run the world • http://youtu.be/VBmMU_iwe6U
  • 7. • When making my video I will take some of the conventions made in these videos. I will copy the convention of a black and white video. I like the idea od having my video in black and white this is one of the main conventions of a R&B video.

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