Task 6 – My choice of musical genre tofeature in my magazine
I have chosen R&B and Hip-Hop to be the musical genres of mymagazine. As a fan of R&B and Hip-Hop music and having readmusic magazines I understand the style of R&B/Hip-Hop magazinesand what typical images and content can be found in them.
Popular R&B/Hip Hop artists are:
1990s – Tupac, Notorious B.I.G, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross,Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, Boyz II Men2000s - Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Drake, Nicki Minaj, KanyeWest, Alicia Keys, J Cole Chris Brown, Jay Z
R&B (modern) also referred to as Contemporary R&B combineselements of R&B, hip-hop, soul and funk. Although the abbreviation“R&B” originates from traditional rhythm and blues music, today theterm
is most often used to describe a style of African Americanmusic originating after the demise of disco in the 1980s.Contemporary R&B has a polished record production style, drummachine-backed rhythms, an occasional saxophone-laced beat togive a jazz feel (mostly common in contemporary R&B songs prior tothe year 1993), and a smooth, lush style of vocal arrangement.Electronic influences are becoming an increasing trend, and the useof hip hop or dance inspired beats is typical, although the roughnessand grit inherent in hip hop may be reduced and smoothed out.Contemporary R&B vocalists are often known for their use of melisma, popularized by vocalists such as Michael Jackson, StevieWonder, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.
As the disco era came to a close a new generation of producersbegan synthesizers and drum machine beats to African Americanmusic. Michael Jackson was among the first post disco blackmusician to cross over to mainstream audiences. In its early yearsR&B was very pop oriented, this was prime time for artists like Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, and Janet Jackson who broke into the popcharts with a series of hits including this new found wave of R&B.During the late 1980s as to which Janet Jackson and her producerscrafted a new sound that fused the rhythmic elements of funk anddisco, along with heavy synthesizers, percussion, sound effects anda rap music sensibility. Inspired by this fusion of sound producer Teddy Riley began producing R&B recordings that included Hip-Hopinfluences, this combination of R&B style and hip-hop rhythm