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Month: November 2009

New Music: Common “Strange Fruit” featuring John Legend

“Strange Fruit” is an unreleased Common song featuring John Legend that was a leftover from his last album “Universal Mind Control”.

Classic Vibe: Dru Hill "April Showers" (1996)

Although “April Showers” was never released as a single and doesn’t have a video, this is easily my favorite Dru Hill song and I had to choose it. If this group could have avoided their internal problems, they could have…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family on this day that we give thanks!

New Music: Marsha Ambrosius “She Don’t Matter” (Produced by Oak)

Marsha Ambrosius releases her new song “She Don’t Matter” from her upcoming mixtape “Yours Sincerely”.

Classic Vibe: Soul 4 Real "Candy Rain" (1995)

“Candy Rain” was the debut single from Soul 4 Real and ended up being a #2 hit on the billboard charts. Although the group released four albums, they would never again reach the success of this single. Shouts to Marlene…

Rare Gem: Tony Sunshine “In Da Zone” featuring Fabolous

Tony Sunshine has bounced around through many different labels through the years due to his affiliation with Big Pun, Terror Squad and Fat Joe, but unfortunately none ever worked out. “In Da Zone” is a currently unreleased song featuring Fabolous…

Rare Gem: Ideal "Just Like That"

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/161.mp3] If this song sounds familiar, that’s because it was actually released, just not by Ideal. R.L. had a part in the writing and production of this song and it eventually ended up on Next’s third album “The Next Episode.”…

Rare Gem: Static Major “Coffee”

There’s no doubt in our mind that before his passing, Static Major was on the cusp of greatness. He was already huge behind the scenes doing big things in writing and producing, but the world was about to know his…

Classic Vibe: New Edition "Can You Stand the Rain" (1989)

Such a timeless slow jam, this is when the passion and feeling was present in r&b. “Can You Stand the Rain” is one of a remarkable five number 1 singles from the r&b charts for New Edition. The group is…

New R&B: Alicia Keys "Empire State of Mind Part II"

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/157.mp3] Here is the version of the song that will be on her upcoming album, but Jay-Z is nowhere to be found. I must say, the song is not much different than the original, minus Jay-Z rapping and plus an…