Forget Erykah Badu, Angie Stone and Jill Scott, discover new underground Neo Soul Artists

Today has turned out to be one of those days that I discover that my love for Neo Soul music has  just been Puppy love – There are those who are actual fanatics.
I met a guy today under totally different circumstances(he’d been called to our office for net support). Let us just say, my mind has been opened up to a whole new world where Neo Soul Music and artists thrive beyond my wildest imagination.
I discovered such artists like Rare Earth, N’dambi,Ola Onabule, Kendra Ross and many more. They can all be found on

( Image – Yahzarah)
One can also sample their music through two deadly online live streaming sites(for those with good bandwith). Projectvibe, Soul tracks and Aol radio.
Just to give you a sample of how much Neo-soul is out there, below is a calendar of recent album releases over the last couple of months as well as upcoming releases.
Maysa -Metamorphosis -October 14
LaBelle -Back To Now -October 21
Ledisi -It’s Christmas- October 28
John Legend -Evolver -October 28
Rahsaan Patterson- Ultimate Gift- January 2009
Jody Watley -Chamaleon -February 2009
Choklate -TBA -April 2009
N’dambi – TBA- April 2009
Daryl Hall -Hall -TBA
Marlon Saunders- Birth Of Revelation -TBA
James Day -Natural Thing -TBA
Maxwell -Black Summer Night- TBA
Rare Earth -A Brand New World – TBA
Aretha Franklin- A Woman Falling Out of Love- TBA

Thanks S.O for inspiring this article and sharing a collection of your music.

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