After the Throwback Thursday a couple of weeks ago with forgotten gems from the Wu-Tang, I wanted to bring it back to the mid nineties with a selection of R'n'B videos. Unlike these days, quality R'n'B was actually in the charts and there was an abundance of it. There is so much to choose from that I just picked four artists that came to mind from that era.
D'Angelo, Aaliyah, Mariah Carey and Jodeci. All four of these acts took very different paths later in their careers. The tragic loss of Aaliyah in 2001 is still in everyone's mind. The derailment of Jodeci as a group with their live show exploits, leaving fans disappointed. Rumours of D'angelo's return to the spotlight after a spate of live appearances recently and Mariah Carey's breakdown, return, marriage and motherhood all keeping her in the news.
Luckily for us, we can simply go back to what made them stars and amazing artists in the first place. Dwelling on what could've been or might still be is getting old now, so just relive and replay the classics.
Have a listen and look at four of my favourite videos from that era. I've also included a Mixcloud playlist I put together called "You Sing, I'll Rap"of 90's remixes which can be streamed below the video.