One of the most encouraging developments in pop music over the last few years has been the emergence of a mini-movement of artsy, bohemian, female R&B singers. This club--which includes Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill and Macy Gray--is fairly disparate, but it's united by a singer-songwriter's commitment to individual expression and an appreciation for everything from vintage '70s soul to jazz to underground hip-hop (admission seems contingent on namechecking or... More >>>