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|17 Sep 2017|5 mins

9 Things '90s R&B Music Videos Have Taught Me

Dance moves are just the start
Eliza Concepcion
17 Sep 2017
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I was born in the ‘90s so it’s bias of me to say it was the best era ever, but considering I wasn’t around to experience anything earlier, it’s fair for me to say the ‘90s is the best era of my time, and it’s mostly thanks to 90’s R&B music videos.

There’s a lot to be said about R&B music and the ‘90s in general, but here’s what I know, as featured in the perfectly produced music videos from some of the best artists of the time.

News
|17 Sep 2017|5 mins

9 Things '90s R&B Music Videos Have Taught Me

Dance moves are just the start
Eliza Concepcion
17 Sep 2017
Share:

I was born in the ‘90s so it’s bias of me to say it was the best era ever, but considering I wasn’t around to experience anything earlier, it’s fair for me to say the ‘90s is the best era of my time, and it’s mostly thanks to 90’s R&B music videos.

There’s a lot to be said about R&B music and the ‘90s in general, but here’s what I know, as featured in the perfectly produced music videos from some of the best artists of the time.

1. Everything, and I mean everything, should be flashy – from your jacket to your matching pants, to your car and the city you’re cruising around.

1. Everything, and I mean everything, should be flashy – from your jacket to your matching pants, to your car and the city you’re cruising around.

2. Seriously, reflective surfaces are all the rage.

2. Seriously, reflective surfaces are all the rage.

3. Roller skating along a wooden boardwalk is not only easy but you’ll be able to sing flawlessly while you do it too. Same goes for belting out tunes while riding on a roller coaster.

3. Roller skating along a wooden boardwalk is not only easy but you’ll be able to sing flawlessly while you do it too. Same goes for belting out tunes while riding on a roller coaster.

4. Crop tops and low-rise pants are a perfect match. Bonus points if your jeans are so low your branded underwear shows.

4. Crop tops and low-rise pants are a perfect match. Bonus points if your jeans are so low your branded underwear shows.

5. Choreographed dance moves will make you the coolest person in the club. The only thing cooler than that is if you can get a group together to learn said moves, AND perform them wearing matching outfits.

5. Choreographed dance moves will make you the coolest person in the club. The only thing cooler than that is if you can get a group together to learn said moves, AND perform them wearing matching outfits.

6. Gliding across the dance floor almost as if you are floating is also just as impressive as a dance routine.

6. Gliding across the dance floor almost as if you are floating is also just as impressive as a dance routine.

7. If you’re going to break out your dance moves in the middle of the street, they’ll almost always look better if the road is wet.

7. If you’re going to break out your dance moves in the middle of the street, they’ll almost always look better if the road is wet.

8. If wet roads aren’t an option, beach sand also makes for prime dancing surface. Plus, it’s easier for you to practice flips and one-handed handstands on something soft than something slippery.

8. If wet roads aren’t an option, beach sand also makes for prime dancing surface. Plus, it’s easier for you to practice flips and one-handed handstands on something soft than something slippery.

9. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a little bump n’ grind… OK so maybe there is, but this clip couldn’t be missed.

9. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a little bump n’ grind… OK so maybe there is, but this clip couldn’t be missed.

If these video clips haven't put you in a 90's mood, then maybe this streetwear edit will....

Eliza Concepcion
Fashion Editor