Editors’ Notes R&B is one of the more dynamic spaces in modern music—and this is where you'll find the boundary-pushing artists leading the conversation. Taking cues from hip-hop and electronic, but still anchored by tradition, here are the tracks pointing the way R&B is heading. Our editors rotate selections regularly, so if you hear something you like, add it to your library.

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