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Genre Without Boundaries: A Look into R&B’s Progressive Influence

Rhythm and blues, better known as R&B, has a long history of culture and influence that has shaped it into the powerhouse genre that it is today. Originating from an expressive form of Black culture, R&B incorporates the sounds of jazz, gospel, and blues music from the 1940s, when the ever-changing race relations of American social and political landscapes were at an all-time high; this fusion formed a unique, multilevel genre of sounds. Since its initial debut in the music industry some e