Andre Harrell, founder of Uptown Records, was a massively influential record executive that shaped the sound of R&B and hip-hop.
The soundtrack to John Singleton’s provocative 1991 directorial debut ‘Boyz N The Hood’ is making its double-vinyl debut on 27 September via Qwest/Ume.
Mixing hip-hop with R&B, New Jack Swing dominated the US charts between 1989 and 1993, and its innovations have left an indelible influence on modern music.
Blackstreet’s debut album saw Teddy Riley find his footing again as a performer, while helping R&B crossover from urban radio to the Top 40.
Kick-starting Boyz II Men’s stratospheric career, ‘Cooleyhighharmony’ merged hip-hop and doo-wop to produce some of R&B’s undisputed classics.