Hidden Gems: Top 10 Most Slept-On R&B Artists Part 2

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Entertainment, Multi, New

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There were hundreds of incredible artists but only 10 slots for our most slept-on R&B artists list. So, naturally, we made a Pt. 2 for those searching for hidden R&B gems in our audio junk food era.

Here are ten more slept-on R&B (and Nu-Soul/Pop) artists. Take a look.

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Ledisi

In 2013, people still don’t know who or what a Ledisi is and that’s 100% criminal. She’s just too vocally-stunning and refreshing to be so unknown. Maybe it’s her locs, darker complexion or thicker body type preventing her from crossing over, and if so, that’s heartbreaking.

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Lianne La Havas

Not really “R&B” but close enough, the intriguing folksy-soulstress is everything Adele was before rising to megastardom. Vocally-elegant, she’s yet another incredible U.K. import destined to win ALL the Grammy’s.

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Musically-intoxicating, the shadow-dwelling duo’s music is pure audio cocaine. With smoky vocals by Odd Future’s Syd and quality Matt Martians production, the quirky collective’s debut “Purple N**ed Ladies” is must-cop material.

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Vikter Duplaix

Your seductive late night/early mornings-quiet storm-baby maker-playlist needs Vikter Duplaix—Electro-Soul’s best-kept secret—on it. Planning a baby? Add “Bold and Beautiful” to your collection. Instant impregnation.

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Miles Bonny

You wouldn’t know the buttery-voiced crooner looked like a grizzly mountain man (who kills wolves with his bare hands) if you heard him on the radio, but he does. Undeniably-dope, yet slept-on, his debut album “Lumberjack Soul” is essential for Soul lovers.

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Iman Omari

If Future Vandross were a soulful Black hippie from the West Coast, he’d be singer/songwriter Iman Omari—the future of new-age R&B. For those unfamiliar, start with “Worth It” off the “Energy” mixtape. Iman’s just different.

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Choklate

There’s a fuzzy-warmness that oozes from the cool, relatable, musically-inviting singer’s music. Super-positive and genuine, no Soul artist makes better audio comfort food than Choklate.

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Jose James

The super-cool crooner with a vintage twist makes quality wine-sipping music for the grown and employed. Looking for stress-relieving Soul to read, write or cook healthy meals to? Try Jose James.

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Emeli Sande

Like Lianne La Havas, she’s the newest of dope U.K. imports destined to breakthrough into mainstream R&B/Pop. Steadily climbing the charts with her hit single “Next To Me (featuring Kendrick Lamar),” she has the eclectic look and sound to truly flourish.

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Szjerdene

The British songbird (with a name that always looks misspelled) has the most soul-soothing voice you’ve probably never heard before. Overseas-famous, you’ll zone-out to addictive gems like “Arrow(s)” and “4th Stranger.” Don’t sleep.

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