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Neo soul
Stylistic origins Soul, R&B, hip hop, quiet storm, funk, jazz, electronic, pop, jazz-funk, jazz fusion, African
Cultural origins 1980s—early 1990s, United States, United Kingdom
Typical instruments Guitar, bass, electric piano, organ, drums, vocals (singing, rapping), synthesizers, horns, drum machines
Mainstream popularity Late 1990s – early 2000s
Other topics
Acid jazz, alternative hip hop, African-American music, hip hop soul, nu jazz, rare groove
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Sade's mid-1980s sophisti-pop music presaged the growth of neo-soul

Neo Soul is a genre (style) of music. It combines soul, hip hop soul, alternative hip hop and quiet storm. Some notable artists that make this kind of music are Frank Ocean, Adele, Beyonce, and Miguel. The term neo soul was created by the record producer Kedar Massenburg.

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