Editors' Notes Neo-soul’s emergence in the late 20th century happened slowly but deliberately. Artists like the restless belter D’Angelo and the shrewd songsmith Maxwell tested the boundaries of R&B’s future while luxuriating in the ideals—extended instrumental jams, off-the-charts vocal performances, rugged lyrics—that had made ‘70s albums by the likes of Al Green and Isaac Hayes classics. In the 21st century, a vanguard of artists dove headfirst into soul music’s next wave by honouring its past. The genre grew in wild, varied directions, with Erykah Badu imbuing her psychedelic explorations with hip-hop candour, Janelle Monáe taking the idea of “robo-funk” to high-concept heights, and Anderson .Paak saluting Stevie and Dre with his sweeping, genre-bending depictions of California life. Neo-soul has taken hold of an increasingly wide swath of R&B over the years, and while its path has been unpredictable, the destination is that essential paradox of heated emotion and cool groove.

SONG
ALBUM
Cranes in the Sky
4:10
 
Ex-Factor
5:26
 
You Don't Know My Name
6:06
 
Your Love Is King
3:39
 
Got 'Til It's Gone
4:01
 
He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat)
4:49
 
On & On
3:45
 
Pretty Wings (Uncut)
5:10
 
Untitled (How Does It Feel)
7:15
 
The Seed (2.0) (feat. Cody Chestnutt)
4:27
 
Make Me Feel
3:14
 
Insecure (from the HBO Original Series “Insecure”)
3:38
 
BALDWIN (feat. Nico Segal)
3:53
 
The Weekend
4:32
 
So Ready
4:19
 
Adorn
3:13
 
Like a Feather
3:55
 
5:26
 
Only Wanna Give It to You (feat. J. Cole)
3:57
 
Butterflies (Demo Version)
4:03
 
February 3rd
4:02
 
Good Love
4:10
 
Day Dreamin'
4:21
 
All Around the World
4:28
 
100 Days, 100 Nights
3:45
 
Smooth Operator
4:58
 
Binz
1:51
 
West Side Girl
3:28
 
5:44
 
Let It Burn
3:43
 
Victim of Love (feat. Menahan Street Band)
3:30
 
3:19
 
Jet Black (feat. Brandy)
3:28
 
Permission
4:38
 
Diddy Bop (feat. Raury & Cam O'bi)
3:28
 
Heard It All Before
4:55
 
Mother Maybe
4:15
 
The Greatest
3:15
 
Say Yes
4:28
 
They-Say Vision
3:35
 
Thinkin Bout You
3:20
 
Jerk Ribs
4:12
 
Charlene
4:06
 
Good Man
3:45
 
Luxury: Cococure (Remastered 2018)
5:32
 
Don't Come Easy
3:23
 
Face Your Fear
3:54
 
Epiphany (I'm Leaving)
3:28
 
Tyrone (Live)
3:41
 
Givin Em What They Love (feat. Prince)
4:26
 
Ordinary People
4:41
 
A Long Walk
4:44
 
Hope She Cheats On You (With a Basketball Player)
4:06
 
Humble Pie
3:41
 
Come Over
5:21
 
Gin & Juice (Let Go My Hand)
3:31
 
Come Around
4:01
 
Don't Let Me Down
4:36
 
Come Smoke My Herb
3:52
 
That's the Way Love Goes
4:25
 
Montego Bae (feat. Ravyn Lenae)
2:43
 
Love That Girl
3:04
 
3:34
 
We Are On the Move (feat. Eric Roberson)
5:44
 
4:19
 
No More Rain (In This Cloud)
4:43
 
Change for the World (feat. Menahan Street Band & The Gospel Queens)
3:32
 
Funky for You
5:56
 
This Woman's Work (Uncut)
Now
4:00
 
Brown Sugar
4:22
 
Back to Life
3:48
 
Femininity
4:48
 
I Am Not My Hair (feat. Akon) [Featuring Akon]
3:49
 
It Kills Me
4:10
 
5:02
 
Love It
3:46
 
Breakthrough
5:46
 
Cherish the Day (feat. Lalah Hathaway)
5:51
 
Fool's Gold
3:24
 
River
3:58
 
Doo Wop (That Thing)
5:20
 
For Real
3:46
 
Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)
4:33
 
4:17
 
Bag Lady (feat. Roy Ayres)
5:48
 
I Have a Song
5:12
 
Lions, Tigers & Bears
4:11
 
The Chase (feat. Kadhja Bonet)
3:23
 
Closer
3:49
 
Set Me Free
3:45
 
I Need a Dollar
4:04
 
Bad Habits (Uncut)
5:52
 
What I'd Do
4:18
 
Like You'll Never See Me Again
5:15
 
Everybody Got Their Something
4:20
 
What Are We Doing (feat. Brandy)
3:34
 
Insanity (feat. Lalah Hathaway)
5:03
 
My Life
4:17
 
5:02
 

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