Check out some of these great Neo-Soul debuts.
Baduizm by Erykah Badu
Badu’s debut was hailed as a masterpiece going triple platinum and receiving a Grammy for Best R&B Album. Great songwriting is epitomized in the songs “On & On,” and “Other Side of the Game.”
Brown Sugar by D’Angelo
D’Angelo is able to turn music on its head whether he’s covering Smokey Robinson on “Cruisin,” conventional R&B with “Lady,” using metaphors in “Brown Sugar,” and the tales he tells in “Jonz In My Bonz,” and “Shit, Damn, M***********.” The album is available on Hoopla and for curbside pickup.
Aijuswanaseing by Musiq Soulchild
Musiq Soulchild’s debut relies on a lot of storytelling that resonates in the hits from the album like “Girl Next Door,” “Just Friends,” “Love,” and “Mary Go Round.” This album is available for download on Hoopla and for curbside pickup.