Political or Socially Conscious Contemporary R&B/Soul

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  1. Ignorant

    Ignorant Village Idiot

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    The only one I can think of is Donnie.

    Anybody know of any other artists?

    Who are dope, as well?

    Because I don't care what you're singing/saying, as long as you execute it well... like no India Arie (sorry Ixt)
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  2. The Jeus

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    I can't think of any R&B artist who does so regularly, sometimes there's one track or so on an album in that vein. Chris Thomas King had a blues album themed around Katrina in 2006 called Rise that could be deemed socially-conscious.

    Here's a couple more traditional R&B tracks you might check into:
    Anthony David: Krooked Kop, Red Clay Chronicles
    Erika Rose: Be The Change
    Joy Denalane - Change (w/Lupe Fiasco)
    Kevin Michael - We All Want the Same Thing (w/ Lupe Fiasco)
    Alice Smith - Fake is the New Real
    Amos Lee - Soul Suckers
    Ayo - Help is Coming
    Raul Midon - Pick Somebody Up, Peace on Earth

    The current version of The Temptations had a good cover of Harold Melvin's "Wake Up Everybody" on their last album.
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  3. Ixtlan

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    What's wrong with India Arie?

    See... You always kicking up dust.
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  4. Ignorant

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    I never liked her.

    Her voice is flat and her writing is pretentious.

    Yeah, she plays the guitar but her music is just as slick and overproduced as the big budget urban R&B acts.
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