Written by Omari
Neo soul was coined by music industry entrepreneur Kedar Massenburg during the late 1990s to market and describe a style of music that emerged from soul and contemporary R&B. Heavily based in soul music, neo soul is distinguished by a less conventional sound than its contemporary R&B counterpart, with incorporated elements ranging from jazz, funk, hip hop and electronic to pop, fusion, and African music. It has been noted by music writers for its traditional R&B influences, conscious-driven lyrics, and strong female presence.
Finding a quality Neo Soul playlist with the latest songs that is truly unique is going to be hard pressed if all you do is follow the trends. Everybody talks about how they want to be different, yet listens to the same old tired songs as everyone else.
Sure, it’s cool to be abreast of what’s happening on the scene, but what happened to discovering new independent R&B artists, albums, and releases before everyone else?
What happened to individuality and liking something just because YOU liked it?
If you want to be like everybody else and follow the crowd, this list probably isn’t for you.
We strive to find playlists that don’t encourage vulgarity, misogyny, drug use, violence, and well… ignorance. Who said you needed all that to have a good time?
In our playlists you’ll find artists encouraging love, compassion, peace, & respect. That doesn’t mean these songs are for kids (although you can certainly play them with your family). This means that artists can indeed talk about real and true things without promoting explicit content.
Be sure to follow and subscribe to these playlists with the top Neo Soul, Chill, & R&B songs!