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Pure R&B '90s

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Pure R&B '90s is a 57-track collection from Rhino. While some of the selections, like Keith Sweat's "I Want Her" (1987), were not released during the '90s, the set offers a decent assortment of popular R&B singles from the era. Rhino could have taken the easy route by choosing strictly from the Warner-distributed archive, but Sony and Universal-distributed artists, including R. Kelly, Maxwell, and Erykah Badu, are present here as well. Among the selections that have endured: Aaliyah's "Back & Forth," Donell Jones' "U Know What's Up," Fugees' "Killing Me Softly," Soul for Real's "Every Little Thing I Do," and Total's "Can't You See."

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