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Month: December 2009

An Interview With Tim Barnett (Static Major’s Manager)

I had a chance to interview Tim Barnett, the personal manager of Static Major, for the Static Major blog over at Static Major is Music. He covered A LOT from the Playa days, to his collaborations with other artists, to…

Classic Vibe: Kelis “Caught Out There” (1999)

Kelis burst onto the scene back in 1999 with this anthem for all women dealing with a no good man. With the help of the Neptunes on production throughout her career, she has managed to put together a string of…

Classic Vibe: Sparkle "Be Careful" featuring R. Kelly (1998)

Sparkle landed a #1 Billboard hit with “Be Careful” from 1998 which spent six weeks atop the r&b charts. Her self titled debut album would go platinum, most in part to this single and her association with mentor R. Kelly….

New R&B: Brandy "Something’s Missing"

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/192.mp3] I’m feelin this song from Brandy. Another good song leaked by her, makes you wonder what is going on with her new album? This song is actually from her album “Human,” but she only sang it acapella back then….

YouKnowIGotSoul Interview With TQ

YouKnowIGotSoul caught up with TQ, to discuss everything from what he’s going for on his upcoming album “Kind of Blue,” to his lead role in the movie “Rockin’ Meera,” to the problems in r&b today. YouKnowIGotSoul: First off, let me…

New R&B: Alicia Keys "Put it in a Love Song" featuring Beyonce

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/191.mp3] I know a lot of people have been waiting to hear this collaboration since it was announced, and now we finally have the song which will appear on “The Element of Freedom.” Although I won’t call this a smash…

New Music: Tank “After the Club” (Final Version)

This song leaked a few months ago, but here is the final version of it. “Sex Love & Pain II: The All Night Experience” still has no release date. I’m loving in the beginning of this song when he says…

Classic Vibe: Ginuwine "Same Ol’ G" (1997)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgSBA7ch9KU Oh man I love this song! The Timbaland beat on this track is so smooth and it meshes perfectly with G’s vocals. Little known fact, not only was the song written by Static Major, but that’s him singing the…

New Music: Smoke E. Digglera "Angel" & "On tha Inside"

Here are the first two singles from Smoke E. Digglera’s “The Truth in the Booth” which released earlier this year. Smoke, formerly of the group Playa, is really doing his part to keep real r&b alive. “Angel” is a personal…

Editor Pick: Chris Brown "Take My Time" featuring Tank

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/185.mp3] Ok, this is definitely the only Chris Brown song I’m going to post, and obviously because it was written by and features Tank. Listening to the song, you can definitely hear that Tank wrote it because his style is…