Neo Soul

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  1. funky

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    We need a general thread for all the amazing underground artists out there keeping R&B alive

    Neo Soul has made a nice comeback in the last couple of years. Post some stuff here PLEASE

    I've just heard this collab today and loving it

     
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    One of my absolute favorite genres.
     
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    Me too back from the mid 90s into the late 00s. It went quiet for a while when it became more Alt R&B, but it's definitely back recently - albums from Ari Lennox, Jorja Smith, Gallant, Shay Lia and upcoming artists like Amber Mark fill me with hope.
     
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    I've posted this is another thread but this is what I'm talking about. One of the best songs of 2020.

     
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    Unfortunately I can't see neo soul ever returning to the charts the way Alicia, Mariah, Jill and Aaliyah did. But maybe it's just evolving and I don't know it.

    Not sure if Adele is part of this genre technically.
     
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    Not really. I always separate Adele as more of a classic pastiche soul sound, similar to Celeste and Lianne La Havas. It's great in its own way but doesn't have that deep groove that Neo Soul has.
     
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    My Top Ten neo-soul artists:

    1. Erykah Badu
    2. Jill Scott
    3. Maxwell
    4. Alicia Keys
    5. Raphael Saadiq / Lucy Pearl
    6. Leela James
    7. Anthony Hamilton
    8. Marsha Ambrosius
    9. Angie Stone
    10. Ledisi
     
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    throwing a couple of current faves in here... VanJess are great, this reminds me of that mid 90s sound when R&B grooves were morphing into neo-soul.

     
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    And this is a real understated track so requires a few listens, but gets under your skin like a Badu track. One of my faves right now

     
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    Love Snoh Allegra. She should be a huge star
     
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