Neo-Soul Talk Annoys Gerald Levert

The less-flashy has often struggled to earn the attention of neo-soul artists such as Maxwell and Erykah Badu, despite the similarities in their sounds, and he commented on the situation in an interview with Dan Leroy of The Cleveland Scene. “Neo-soul, to me, is just people who got dreadlocks and African garb, and don’t wear no shoes,” Levert said with a hint of annoyance creeping into his good-natured tone. “They makin’ good records, but at the end of the day, they still gonna be in the R&B section with all the other black folks.” The full story at clevescene.com has since been removed.

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