R&B that is made for a more jazzy, funk sophistacated taste. Unlike r&b pop artists like beyonce, neo-soul is real. It is associated with hip hop not to be confused with gangsta rap, trip hop, classic soul, and street culture. the term was originated by Kedar Massenburg from Motown records in the late 90s.
erykah badu, jill scott, floetry are neo-soul artists.
by eazy-x February 15, 2008
Top Definition
A characteristic trait mixture of new and old, classic and modern. Or it can be someone that combines traditional and modern teachings/ethics/culture/art/music.
Ne-Yo is a perfect example of a "neo soul."

I would define myself as a neo soul. (new and old)
by TiffanyMarie86 July 04, 2009
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