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Month: January 2010

Editor Pick: Tamar Braxton “If You Don’t Wanna Love Me”

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/364.mp3] Unbeknownst to many, Toni Braxton actually has a younger sister who can also sing and launched a short lived solo career back in the late 90’s. Tamar released her self titled debut album in 1999 and while it didn’t…

Rare Gem: Aaron Hall "Why You Tryin to Play Me" featuring Notorious B.I.G.

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/363.mp3] I’m not sure of the origin of this song or where it was intended to be released, but I remember hearing “Why You Tryin to Play Me” on the radio back in the day and not being able to…

New Joint: Ne-Yo “Take It to the Floor” (B2K Demo)

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/362.mp3] Demo of the song Ne-Yo wrote for the group which appeared on the “You Got Served” soundtrack back in 2003.

Classic Vibe: Blackstreet "Don’t Leave Me" (1997)

Throughout the 90’s, Blackstreet managed to have a very successful run and “Don’t Leave Me” was one of their two number 1 singles. The beat for this song, which was sampled from DeBarge’s hit “A Dream,” was actually sampled soon…

Editor Pick: Kiley Dean “Kiss Me Like That” (Produced by Timbaland)

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/361.mp3] While we are on the subject of Kiley Dean, here is a personal favorite of mine from her shelved debut album “Simple Girl.” Many people (including me at first) may not have taken her seriously because her image didn’t…

Rare Gems: Kiley Dean “Escape” & Brandy “Escape” (Produced by Timbaland)

If you aren’t familiar with Kiley Dean, she was an r&b singer previously signed to Timbaland’s Beat Club Records. Her debut album from 2002 “Simple Girl” was shelved but her debut single “Make Me a Song” made a decent impact…

Classic Vibe: New Edition "Mr. Telephone Man" (1984)

I can’t confirm, but this just might be the oldest ‘Classic Vibe’ I’ve done since I started this blog. You may have also heard the version of this song by Diddy’s former girl group “Dream” that they released back in…

Editor Pick: Jon B. “Pleasures U Like”

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/357.mp3] Here is another song that I asked Jon about in the interview. The title track for his 1999 third solo album, “Pleasures U Like” is one of those smooth feel good tracks that you can just throw on at…

Rare Gem: Jon B. “Get On”

Continuing on the trend of posting up Jon B. songs since the interview, here is another rare unreleased gem. Unfortunately, I do not know the origin of this song, I just found it around the internet one day. In fact,…

Classic Vibe: Groove Theory "Hello It’s Me" (1995)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5Iw1Syl9X0 Today’s Classic Vibe comes from Amel Larrieux and I picked a song from her time with Groove Theory (I know they are participating in the tournament as well, but that’s ok :-) haha). Although the group only had one…