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Top 50 R&B/Rap Collaborations

Part I: Songs 1 to 15


Mary J. Blige and Method Man
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Although they grew up separately, R&B and its musical cousin, Hip-Hop, have become more and more alike in recent years; contemporary R&B has shifted more toward the gritty urban feel of Hip-Hop, and Rap music has been incorporating some of R&B's smooth melodies.
But R&B/Hip-Hop team-ups are nothing new - in fact, they go back decades. So in the spirit of collaboration, your Guide to R&B recently teamed up with Henry Adaso, the About Guide to Rap/Hip-Hop and crafted a list of the top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop collaborations ever.

1. "All I Need (To Get By),"
Method Man & Mary J. Blige

2. “No Diggity,”
BLACKstreet feat. Dr. Dre and Queen Pen

3. “Let’s Get Down,”
Tony Toni Tone feat. DJ Quik

4. "If I Ruled the World,"
Nas & Lauryn Hill

5. “Home Alone,”
R. Kelly feat. Keith Murray

6. "You Got Me,"
The Roots, Erykah Badu & Eve

7. “Fantasy (remix),”
Mariah Carey feat. Ol’ Dirty Bastard

8. "I’ll Be Missing U,"
Puff Daddy, Faith Evans & 112

9. “Can’t Deny It,”
Fabolous, feat. Nate Dogg

10. "All That I Got is You,"
Ghostface & Mary J. Blige

11. “Break You Off,”
The Roots, feat. Musiq

12. "Can’t Knock the Hustle,"
Jay-Z & Mary J Blige

13. "The Way You Move,"
OutKast feat. Sleepy Brown

14. "Why,"
Jadakiss & Anthony Hamilton

15. "The Seed (2.0),"
The Roots feat. Cody ChesnuTT

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