urban music

Main Entry:  urban music
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  See urban contemporary
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urban music

musical genre of the 1980s and '90s defined by recordings by rhythm-and-blues or soul artists with broad crossover appeal. Urban contemporary began as an American radio format designed to appeal to advertisers who felt that "black radio" would not reach a wide enough audience.

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