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How the Soulquarius Festival became the must-attend event of 2017

How the Soulquarius Festival became the must-attend event of 2017

When the inaugural Soulquarius festival was unveiled recently, it sent a generation of R&B fans into pandemonium. Its lineup boasted so many of the acts that have defined the last quarter century of the genre that it seemed too good to be true.

Nearly every era of R&B is represented — from new jack swing and the genre’s ’90s golden age to neo-soul, hip-hop soul and current alternative explorations.

Headlined by R. Kelly and Erykah Badu, the lineup also features singular divas Brandy, Monica, Mya, Amerie and Kelis; hip-hop crooners BJ the Chicago Kid, Ro James, Lloyd, the-Dream, Baby Bash; throwbacks Jon B, Nina Sky, Pretty Ricky, Ja Rule and...

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