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Topic subjectOkay, let's try Mary J. Blige's "My Life" = HHS
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2894171, Okay, let's try Mary J. Blige's "My Life" = HHS
Posted by DigiSoul, Mon Jul-28-14 03:26 PM
or Blackstreet's "No Diggity" = hip-hop soul. In fact, Mary J. Blige has been referred to as the "queen of hip-hop soul." I've heard the remix to "Bag Lady" before and although the drums are heavier than the album version, I still consider it a neo-soul song and labeling it as hip-hop soul brings up an association (to me) with Mary J. Blige. And while both artists draw from similar sources of inspiration, I don't think that Erykah Badu is marketed to the same audience as Mary J. Blige. Are they? Correct me if necessary 'cause I don't know.

I guess the point that I'm making is that Erykah Badu's music has always had a hip-hop vibe to it. Sometimes it's subtle and sometimes it's not... but it has always been there.