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Good/Instrumental Rap, Hip-hop, R&B?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by freshmeat1989, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Gimme some fellas. I'm aware of The Roots already, but a lot of their songs are straight up rap, and from what I hear pale horribly in comparison to live performances. So,

    I'm looking for some good instrumental rap/hip-hop/R&B.
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I've been really digging this cat Dwele. As well, D'angelo is always awesome. Alicia Keys is great, as is jill scott and Raphael saadiq. I really like neo-soul stuff, a lot of these cats are kinda border-line hip hop/R&B, it's all really good.
  3. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Some vocals & instrumental-
    Me'shell N'dgeo cello's 1st couple albums(e.g. Plantation Lullabies)
    Groove Collective
    Brand New Heavies

    You didn't really mention how far back you wanted to go for instrumental R&B...
    Earth, Wind, & Fire had a couple of long instrumental tracks on, IIRC, their 2nd & 3rd albums; one is called "Evil"(I think).