25 Recent Songs That Are Modern Classics


When “Before I Let Go” hit the airwaves in 1981, Frankie Beverly and Maze probably had no idea it’d become a must-play at family functions over 30 years later. The same holds true for a select list of the tunes that have graced our ears in the past five years. These songs will undoubtedly be spun at our weddings, barbeques and parties in the coming decades. Take a look backward and forward with VIBE’s 25 Modern-Day Classics. — Iyana Robertson