Musiq Soulchild No Longer a ‘Candle and Incense Man’

R&B/soul singer Musiq Soulchild says he’s no longer part of the “candles and incense people” (group) ! Touted as one of those “neo-soul singers,” by some, at the time of his debut when Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo and Erykah Badu were all nabbing Grammys and rocking the charts, Musiq Soulchild admits he was often put in a corner. “When I started Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo and Erykah Badu was coming through and people weren’t really hearing anything else. Eric Benet was trying a little bit then, I think. Maxwell and Rahsaan Patterson.” Speaking with Atlanta’s Journal Constitution, the “ifuleave” singer goes on to say: “But we were like lumped all the way over there as the candles-and-incense people.” Today, Musiq Soulchild is on his fifth album and riding high on the R&B/Hip Hop Songs and Billboard mainstream charts. “OnMyRadio,” Musiq’s recent effort, debuted at no.1 on the Billboard R&B Hip Hop Albums chart in December.

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