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On and on: The ultimate Erykah Badu playlist

Yardbarker Logo By Mya Singleton of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 21: When people think of some of the greatest soul singers of all time, typically artists like Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, or Ray Charles come to mind. Artists such as these are pioneers of soul music, combining jazz, blues, R&B, and gospel. However, in the '90s, a new genre was born—neo-soul. This genre had disciples of the aforementioned artists carrying the torch of soul into a new era—one of which is Erykah Badu.The Soulquarian member has always beamed with a sound to showcase how much of a student she is to Motown and jazz. She's often been compared to the likes of Billie Holiday with a voice that is reminiscent of the blues era. She's an old soul with a young spirit who can easily combine her soulful tone with a few rap bars. Here are 20 songs that are essential for the perfect Erykah Badu playlist. 

On and on: The ultimate Erykah Badu playlist

When people think of some of the greatest soul singers of all time, typically artists like Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, or Ray Charles come to mind. Artists such as these are pioneers of soul music, combining jazz, blues, R&B, and gospel. However, in the '90s, a new genre was born—neo-soul. This genre had disciples of the aforementioned artists carrying the torch of soul into a new era—one of which is Erykah Badu.

The Soulquarian member has always beamed with a sound to showcase how much of a student she is to Motown and jazz. She's often been compared to the likes of Billie Holiday with a voice that is reminiscent of the blues era. She's an old soul with a young spirit who can easily combine her soulful tone with a few rap bars. 

Here are 20 songs that are essential for the perfect Erykah Badu playlist. 

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