Urban Music Samples

Concrete Beats

Today’s Hip Hop, Rap and R and B

By: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Flo Rida, Mary J. Blige, Drake, Miguel, J.Cole, Frank Ocean, Nicki Minaj

Funky Beats

Urban instrumentals

By: J Dilla, Ratatat, Pretty Lights, Gold Panda, Araabmuzik, Pete Rock, Hudson Mohawke, Flying Lotus, Prefuse 73, Four Tet

Hot R&B

Hot R and B Cee-Lo Green, Lauryn Hill, Anthony Hamilton, Frank Ocean

By: Musiq Soulchild, Robin Thicke, R. Kelly, Luther Vandross, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, Rahsaan Patterson

Mo’ Soul

Classic Soul

By: Stevie Wonder, Temptations, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Otis Redding, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, Four Tops

Modern Soul (NEW)

Modern Soul and Trip Hop

By: Janelle Monae, Jhene Aiko, Lauryn Hill, Leon Bridges, Massive Attack, Outkast, Sam Sparro, Tuxedo, Portishead, Ledisi

Old School Funk

Old School Funk

By: Parliament, James Brown, The Meters, Ohio Players, Con Funk Shun, Fatback, Lyn Collins, Dazz Band, The Commodores, Dyke And The Blazers


Hip Hop from 90’s to Today

By: Kanye West, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Wu-Tang Clan, Ice Cube, Nas, Digable Planets, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes


Classic R&B

By: Michael Jackson, The Isley Brothers, Shalamar, Donna Summer, Stephanie Mills, Teddy Pendergrass, Luther Vandross, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie

The Blvd.

Urban AC 90s to present

By: Take 6, Luther Vandross, Mariah Carey, Vesta, Brian McKnight, Aaliyah, Marvin Gaye, Charlie Wilson, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys