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What is R. & B. Now?

Subscribe: The Weeknd, a formerly shadowy figure whose songs are dark and sometimes disturbing, has reached the top of the pop charts. He’s part of a new crop of artists who are set to redefine a genre whose limits can be hard to define in the first place. What does their music share with chart-topping R. & B. predecessors who range from Aretha Franklin to R. Kelly? And what are they doing that is truly new? Carrie Battan and Kelefa Sanneh join Amelia Lester. #Podcasts #FullPodcastAvailable


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