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NEO SOUL

 

New timeless music aka Neo soul, the sounds that put you in that vibe , whether your thinking about life, love or just creativity, Neo Soul incorporates or sets a mood to put you in either in a mind state with relaxation or self reflection. Neo Souls  has a lot of elements of soul music , including with a dash of fusing with alot of elements such as hip hop , jazz and funk which helped to create a sound that has the soul full sound. Neo soul started during the 1980s and early 1990s, in the United States and United Kingdom, as a soul revival movement. With various such as group Sade. Over time Various artists you have probably heard of  have propelled this genre to new heights such as  help Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, Bilal and, Maxwell.

  The genre was introduced within the 90s and come out with a bang with alot of Mainstream successes  with artists and albums like such D’Angelo’s 

Brown Sugar,  

 

Erykah Badu with her album Baduizm 

 

 

Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite

 

and  Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill  

 

With various songs and more artist upcoming and   shaping and raising the neo soul movement. The genre became  commercial visibility into the late 1990s with more cultural reference  and radio play and even crossing over to other genres as Hip hop.

Neo-soul had reached its apex with 2000 with many more artists started  coming to light such as, Musiq SoulChild,

 India. Arie,

 

and  Alicia Keys 

 

John Legend,

Jill Scott

Anthony Hamilton,  and many more.

The genre was slowly declining as it lost some luster, during the late 2000’s as RnB had hit a stale, due limited radio plays as pop, EDM and also hip hop changed their style as a lot of people strayed away from the chilled moody vibe as many labels pushed for commercially sound, which cause a lot of artists to go on hiatus, but some of Legends such as Maxwell and Erykah badu  were still able to stay true to the genre and releasing their album BLACKsummers’ night 

and New Amerykah by Eryah Badu

 

As we head into 2010’s  Neo Soul has expanded and diversified musically through works of both american and international artists, more popular artists emerged also Heather Headley, Anthony David, J Davey, Eric Roberson, and Ledisi who took the independent label route instead of relying on big industry record labels. Within this time  alot of main artists such Maxwell, Erykah Badu and Self proclaimed “R&B Hippy Neo-Soul Rock star “ D’Angelo , went on hiatus, but to pick up the mantle such as Alicia Keys, John Legend and Cee-lo Green, also featuring more new artist such as Frank Ocean

 

The Internet 

Ari Lennox 

And many more. As  these artist rise up coming and ushering the Neo soul or as many call it now Soul music as we will be the first to provide and place mood setting and tend setting sounds of neo soul.

 

Be sure to listen live.

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