I just wanted to let you know that I'm still alive. Fatherhood and career have been consuming me since my last post. But, hey; here at Neo Soul Today it's not about quantity, it's about quality. So, stay tuned. However, just to keep it fair and balanced, I have been formulating my next post. My hope is that it will be just as thought-provoking as my last (Are Neo Soul Listeners Elitists?). Since you've been so loyal, I'll let you know what I plan to title it: "Overall, Do Overseas Listeners Appreciate Neo Soul More?" I plan to incorporate some intriguing commentary from some listeners from around the globe to see if the question answers itself.
Speaking of my last post, what's up? Where's the opinion? Agree, disagree? I want to hear your thoughts.
Also, for those of you who have attempted to click an audio link in one of my past Neo Soul Sound Sessions, I apologize for them not working. The web hosts where I store the audio for them are located in various countries around the world. Some of them are here one day and gone the next. I will restore that audio as soon as I can.
In the meantime, my hobby hasn't waned. Whenever I've found a free moment, I have been trying to catch up on researching for new, underground neo soul artists or new upcoming albums. When you have time, check out these artists:
1. Debórah Bond (website - cdbaby)
2. Vanessa Freeman (website - iTunes)
3. Carol Riddick (website)
Finally, if you don't keep up with the world of underground music, you may have never heard of J Dilla. J Dilla was an outstanding Hip Hop producer whose sound has its own unique, underground signature. His reach and body of work includes contributions to projects by artists too numerous to list. Unfortunately, on Febrary 10, 2006 he gave way to an incurable blood disease and lupus leaving behind massive numbers of mourning underground artists and listeners worldwide. Just to give you a sense of his contribution, take some time to listen to this commemorative compilation courtesy of toddkelly.net (WARNING: explicit lyrics).