70's and 80's R&B!
HipHop - late 80s early 90s
Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Kool Moe Dee, Eric B & Rakim, EPMD,
I'd have to jazz. Roland Kirk, Miles Davis, Bird, Clifford Brown, Coltrane etc. ... how bout you? What's your favorite?
I would normally call myself a 90's purist but I can consider this a new golden age.You couldn't have groups like Achozen or artist like Jay Electronica in the 90's
there era preceding hip hop when R&B was called rhythm and blues and musicians played 'instruments'