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
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,
and Alicia Keys
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
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.
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