What Classifies Music As "old School Jams?"


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"Old school jams" are songs performed in the R&B, funk and early hip-hop genres during the 1980s. Some songs from the late 1970s and early 1990s also qualify as old school jams.

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Examples of old school jams that fall in the R&B genre include "Get Down on It" by Kool and the Gang and "Jungle Love" by The Time. Funk songs that are old school jams include "Atomic Dog" by George Clinton and "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)" by Parliament. Examples of rap songs that qualify as old school jams include "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang and "I Need Love" by LL Cool J.

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