Future Stars Of Experimental R & B

The Guardian says: ‘Timbaland and Cassie started it, artists such as Drake and Frank Ocean twisted it a bit more and now a new generation of musicians is forcing soul into unheard-of mutations.’ Further: ‘More than anyone, though, it is…Cassie who has become the figurehead for this new scene, perhaps because she is regarded as the last of an era (what Rihanna et al make is something quite different). So while the world waits for a new Cassie album (she released her one official album in 2006, and despite numerous mooted followups, she has yet to put out a second, with just a mixtape issued earlier this year to satisfy her cult fan base).’

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