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.