Top 10 Neo-Soul Acts We Miss
Sitting comfortably within the vastly experimental era of late ’90s “urban” music is neo-soul. The sub-genre is one that has taken on many forms since the term was first coined by former Motown Records president Kedar Massenburg to describe what his artist Erykah Badu was accomplishing at the time. An amalgam of sounds ranging from soul, subtle hip-hop and new school R&B, neo-soul soared past the “headwraps and kufis” label it was deemed to wear. While the movement has since faded — everything is considered “neo-soul” these days — a handful of artists penetrated the era and vanished. The BoomBox compiles a list of 10 top artists we miss. Consider this a musical milk carton.