Alternative R&B

Alternative R&B is a sub-genre spearheaded by artists like Erykah Badu, D’Angelo and Frank Ocean, whose experiments pushed R&B into new directions. Inherently restless and often hard to pin down, alternative R&B marks a stylistic shift that you know when you hear it. It’s music that can’t be put in a box, more experimental than it’s traditional R&B counterparts.

For us here at Endless Crate, alternative R&B is a distillation of the best parts of what we like about R&B as a genre. So, in the interest of expanding your musical horizons, we present a playlist of some of today’s best-kept secrets in the field of alternative R&B. While many remain underground and under the radar, we think they’re poised for big things in the near future.

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A regularly updated playlist of the best alternative R&B songs.