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3024205, But then why not Phyllis Hyman?
Posted by Buddy_Gilapagos, Mon Apr-27-20 11:09 AM
It's a good point that Anita Baker was "alternative" to Radio R&B at the time but I don't think she was "Neo" anything. I think there is a straight line between Anita Baker and classic Jazz Singers like Phyllis Hyman, Oleta Adams, etc.

I think what made Neo-Soul isn't so much that it was hip-hop influence, but rather it was a reaction to hip-hop influenced R&B.

I don't Anita Baker's music had any relation to hip-hop. Not influenced by it or a reaction to it.

Our age grew group sits in an interesting position because we are the last generation to embrace hip-hop that wasn't raised on hip-hop. That gives us a unique vantage into the impact Hip-hop has had on all music.

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