Not Enough Love: 10 Underrated Artists

- By Bossip Staff

In a world where sex sells and auto-tune reigns supreme, excellent talent is often sacrificed to make a quick buck.

It’s hard to put the blame on just one person because the music industry knows what we want even if it’s not what we need. Something like choosing dessert over those green leafies. A balanced diet includes both. With the radio, the television and the occasional YouTube video release, we’re sure you’re getting your fair share dessert. But it’s time to do your body, specifically your ears right. So check out this list, listen to a song or two and get these vegetables! They’re good for you and we promise you’ll like the taste as well.

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  • Peppa

    Faith Evans is definitely one of THEE most under-rated artists out there. Her soulful-gospel riff, and that powerful NJ voice is definitely a talent that not a lot of R&B artist have.

  • Nana

    Lloyd is underrated! He’s a great live performer!

  • TXQT

    Chrisette Michelle is most definitely one of the most underrated artist and bad as she wanna be. Just my opinion.

  • FaReelDoe

    Dwele, Amel Larrieux, Vivian Green, Heather Headley, Ledesi, Angie Stone

    • severine

      Yes to all of these artists, but especially Amel, she is the truest talent of all (or at least my absolute favorite)!!! Love her music, it’s always different yet always soulful.

    • FaReelDoe

      I know right? I listen to her EVERY day! People are sleepin…..don’t know WHAT they’re missing.


    Johnny Rebel very underrated

  • JustAshley

    Eric Roberson hands down!!!

  • Nana

    Forgot Layla hathaway….she sings BEAUTIFULLY……!

  • Sa.s.sy24

    yahzarah is underrated too

  • Nana

    Well Ofori Amponsah is underrated too!

  • Nana

    How about Daddy lumba??

  • Nana

    Bwhahahhahahahahaaa I had 2 laugh out loud to the last one! Ohhh myyy!

  • Stephanie

    Tamia, India.Arie, Common, Nas, Joss Stone, Anthony Hamilton, Jaheim, Jazmine Sullivan, Deborah Cox.

    • FaReelDoe

      Deborah Cox can SANG!!!!

  • Brie

    CANT forget Carl Thomas!

  • ShyShy

    How about my boy Dwele, Kindred & Family Soul, Ledesi, Lalah Hathaway…plus many more.

  • whatever!

    Lalah Hathaway’s voice is gorgeous just like her daddy’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rei

    Maysa Leak, Raheem DeVaughn and Me’shell N’degeocello are my top most underrated music artists.

  • thamissez

    What about donnell jones…raheem davaughn…slique..jazimine Sullivan?? Just to name a few…good list tho…

  • singerdst

    Dwele is a very talented artist who puts out very mature music that always get overlooked I keep hearing about Eric Roberson too Im thinking about getting his albums as well. Alot of good artist that are unknown come on vh1 soul check it out

    • FaReelDoe

      Along with Amele Larrieux and others, Dwele is in my listening rotation EVERY day. The man is AMAZING!!!! I’m listening to him as I type this. I keep hearing about this Eric Roberson. Imma have to check him out. Dang!!! Erbody naming some good people that I listen to all the time too. LOVE me some GOOD music. Not that crap that gets played HEAVILY.

  • Dreece

    also canibus, papoose, the rap group cunninlynguist,lupe fiasco, esperanza spalding, royce da 5’9, trip lee and jadakiss

  • ohplease

    lets not forget..LEELA JAMES…very soulful voice, a true talent.

  • Tanya

    TheY are not underrated they just don’t sell! More ppl need to support them

  • Eva

    You Forgot Adriana Evans to the list. I’ve been a fan of hers for years…

  • Nino Brown

    Tevin Campbell never blew up like he should have or my girl N’DEA DAVENPORT from The Brand New Heavies. Add Shanice to the list.

  • Ray Welch

    Marsha Ambrosius’s “late night and early mornings” is the bomb! From the front to the back.

  • smoochies!!!

    Sunshine anderson, teedra moses, syleena johnson just to name a few

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