Erykah Badu

Neo soul is a subgenre of R&B that developed in the early 1990s. It is distinguished from the more conventional sound of contemporary R&B, incorporating elements of funk, jazz, hip-hop, electronic, and other styles. Neo soul is also noted for its conscious-driven lyrics and strong female presence. Notable artists include Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo, and Maxwell.

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