Lathun Says Neo-Soul Recognized, But It Can’t Overflow System

Paula D. Chase-Hyman of chatted with Lathun about the struggles he and other neo-soul artists are having getting any radio play and mentioned India.Arie’s Grammy nominations as a glass half full example of the current state of the genre. “When India got nominated for that many awards it was to send a message that this music is being recognized,” he says. “But I think the reason she lost all seven was also to send a message – that you can’t come in and overflow a system that’s already set. It takes time.”

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