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Neo soul

Music genre
NameNeo soul
Stylistic originsSoul, R&B, hip hop, funk, jazz, electronic, quiet storm, pop, jazz-funk, fusion, African
Cultural origins1980s-early 1990s, United States, United Kingdom
Typical instrumentsGuitar - bass - electric piano - organ - drums - vocals (singing, rapping, spoken word) - synthesizers - horns - drum machines
Mainstream popularityLate 1990s � early 2000s
Other topicsAcid jazz, African-American music, hip hop soul, nu jazz, rare groove, spoken word soul

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Neo soul is a term 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, and hip hop to pop, fusion, and African music.

Developed in the United States and United Kingdom during the 1980s and early 1990s as a soul "revival" movement, neo soul emerged into the mainstream with the commercial and critical breakthroughs of several neo soul artists during the 1990s, as it was marketed as an alternative to the producer-driven, digitally-approached R&B of the time. Since its initial mainstream popularity and impact on the sound of contemporary R&B, it has been expanded and diversified musically through the works of both American and international artists. According to Mark Anthony Neal, "neo-soul and its various incarnations has helped to redefine the boundaries and contours of black pop".

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Song called For Real by Amel Larrieux, taken from her Bravebird album. A classic neo soul track from 2004.
3.57 min. | 4.94 user rating
Remix mortale d 4 pezzi house-minimal-electro..............enjoy.....!......Dj Neo......... SEGUITEMI SU FACEBOOK! ekko la tracklist tnt rikiesta: 1)Cardo and Dandi & Ugo - Hykaro (Dj Dandi & Ugo Remix) 2)Fatboy Slim - Funk Soul Brother (Koen Groeneveld & Dubfire Remix) 3)Katy Perry - Hot N Cold (LMFAO Remix) 4)Giorgio Prezioso Vs Libex - Apista
9.32 min. | 4.58 user rating to learn neo soul video on how to play Neo Sould and Jazz. Demonstrating Neo Soul Gospel on the Urban Worship Xtreme DVD. If you want to learn how to play Neo Soul and mix it with gospel, then this is the DVD to get.
2.50 min. | 4.89 user rating New artist on the Reggae and Neo-Soul scene... Album coming Spring '07.
4.50 min. | 4.93 user rating
Hot new music release from Mykah Montgomery - Mylaan Entertainment for 2009 solo debut available on iTunes, Rhapsody, eMusic, and more. Check out this brand new slow jam love song and download it onto your ipod, computer, or mp3 player of choice. Let this songstress seduce your musical pleasures to heights you never deemed imaginable. Mykah has inspirations from other great artists such as Prince, The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, The Carpenters, Christopher Cross, Player, Hall & Oats, The Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, Rickie Lee Jones, Phoebe Snow, The Beatles, The Monkeys, Dolly Parton, Barbara Streisand, Bette Midler, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughn, Phyllis Hyman, Angela Winbush, The Temptations, The Spinners, The Ohio Players, The Five Stairsteps, The Stylistics, The Dramatics, EWF, Quincy Jones, George Duke, Raphael Saddiq, Dwayne Wiggins, Michelle Hailey, Everything But The Girl, Pat Metheny, Stanley Jordan, Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, Rachel Farrel, Yolanda Adams, Devo, The Emotions, The Jones Girls, Sylvia Montgomery, Buddy Montgomery, Wes Montgomery, Monk Montgomery, Marlena Shaw, Minnie Riperton, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane, Bobby Hutcherson, Bill Evans, Jamiroquai, Ashford & Simpson; to name a few. Big shot outs to other great artists such as Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Toni Braxton, Jill Scott, India Arie, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Ne-Yo, Usher, Justin Timberlake, 50 Cent, Eminem, Fantasia, R. Kelly <b>...</b>
5.65 min. | 4.79 user rating
Finally!!! The official music video for the first Single from my new Sinhalese album for 2009 is out!!!. Cant wait to hear from you guys on it. This song has the smooth r&b/neo soul feel that I wanted to bring to Sri lanka for 2009. I love the story line that prasad came up with as well. enjoy!!!
4.33 min. | 4.84 user rating Learn to play phat neo soul chords like your favorite artists: Jill Scott, D'Angelo, Musiq Soulchild, Erykah Badu and Floetry. Learn chords along these lines.Learn phat Hip-hop Jazz and neo-soul
1.73 min. | 4.87 user rating
Like This By Marsha Ambrosius (from Floetry) From the "Neo Soul is Dead:The Chronic Mixtape"
1.75 min. | 4.98 user rating
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2.80 min. | 4.85 user rating
Anthony Hamilton (born January 28, 1971 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is a Grammy Award Winning American R&B, soul, and neo soul singer-songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame with his platinum-selling second studio album Comin' from Where I'm From (2003), which featured the singles "Comin' from Where I'm From" and "Charlene." Hamilton first discovered his talent while singing in his church's choir at age ten. In 1993, he left Charlotte and headed to New York City, where he signed with Andre Harrell's Uptown Records. In 2000, he joined soul singer D'Angelo's international tour in promotion the Voodoo album, where he sang backup. He was first introduced to mainstream audiences with his singing of the chorus on Nappy Roots' 2002 "Po' Folks," which earned a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration" in 2003. He is also featured on Jadakiss' 2004 hit "Why" (which was also nominated for "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration", in 2005) and two of 2Pac's remixed songs, 2002's "Thugz Mansion" (7 Remix) and 2006's "Dear Mama" (Frank Nitty Remix). Hamilton's first compilation album, Soulife, is composed of songs recorded during the early part of Hamilton's career and was released in June 2005. Ain't Nobody Worryin', his gold-selling third studio album, was released on December 13, 2005. Hamilton is featured on a track from The RH Factor's 2003 album Hard Groove called "Kwah/Home". He also makes a guest appearance on blues singer-guitarist Buddy Guy's 2005 album Bring <b>...</b>
5.12 min. | 4.97 user rating

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Seattle Post Intelligencer--A jazz vocalist before his studio album days, Bilal is a continuation of the collective known as the Soulquarians that dominated the -neo---soul- scene back in ... - Date : Sun, 17 Oct 2010 13:06:25 GMT+00:00
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EZ-Tracks (blog)--Last week, bland, -neo---soul- popsters Maroon 5 unveiled a new CD and song, also called Hands All Over. Is one of these things more awesome than the other? ... - Date : Thu, 14 Oct 2010 14:26:56 GMT+00:00
Concert Picks: Bilal, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Vincent Minor… - Tweet this news to skimp out on the details, something that he hasn't even attempted to do in the fifteen years he's been wowing listeners with his brand of -neo soul-. ... - Date : Fri, 15 Oct 2010 22:34:57 GMT+00:00

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