released March 09 2012
Born out of American Gospel, Jazz, Soul and the untimely demise of disco, no one could have imagined the profound influence which Rhythm and Blues would have upon musical culture. Growing dynamically throughout the past decades into one of the most iconic genre's of all time, Ministry of Sound have delved deep into the record vaults and compiled a truly essential collection of Rhythm and Blues, with Ministry of Sound Anthems: R&B.
Exploring the eclectic sounds and transformation of the genre, Ministry of Sound Anthems: R&B showcases the journey of R&B from its saxophone infused and jazz flavoured beginnings, to the urban and electronically sequenced drum machines and hip-hop guided productions of today. Blackstreet, Mary J Blige, Salt-N-Pepa, Kelis, Nelly, Rihanna, Drake, K-Ci & Jojo, Mary J Blige, Frank Ocean, Lil Wayne, Brandy, Mya, and OutKast feature amongst the 57 soulful staples, spanning three discs of rhythmic bliss, in what is undoubtedly the most definitive collection of R&B ever compiled.