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Month: March 2010

Classic Vibe: Kelly Rowland "Stole" (2002)

Have you ever really listened to the words in this song? It’s really eerie and really puts things into perspective when you read in the papers the tragedies like these that occur all too often around the country. Kelly chose…

Editor Pick: Next “Cozy”

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/534.mp3] When Next came on the scene back in 1997, they brought a certain edginess with them to the r&b game, especially with the debut of their single “Too Close.” Through most of their debut album, they sang about subject…

Classic Vibe: Missy Elliot "Beep Me 911" featuring 702 & Magoo (Produced by Timbaland) (1998)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXS1hZ4CEjE I’ve always had a great deal of respect and admiration for Missy Elliot; she’s never been afraid to try something new or been hesitant to come off looking straight up weird. In the process, many including myself would consider…

Editor Pick: Koffee Brown “Didn’t Mean To Turn You On” featuring Duganz

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/533.mp3] Of the non-singles from their debut album “Mars/Venus,” this was by far my favorite song from Koffee Brown. The song has a real laid back, feel good vibe to it that you can really get into when just cruisin…

New Joint: Janet Jackson "Nothing" (Produced by Jermaine Dupri & Bryan Michael Cox)

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/532.mp3] Man she really sounds a lot like her brother Michael on this one, it’s almost sad to listen to since he is no longer with us. I’m not sure if this has a place on the radio, but I’m…

Classic Vibe: Koffee Brown "After Party" (2001)

Every group has a different story about how they met and came together to start making music. For Koffee Brown, they were actually put together by Clive Davis (founder of J Records) who suggested that the duo would make a…

New Joint: Toni Braxton "Lookin At Me" featuring Sean Paul

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/530.mp3] For some reason when I read the title of the track and the feature, I immediately thought of Beyonce’s duet with Sean Paul from years back “Baby Boy.” Sean Paul has fallen off A LOT since then when he…

Classic Vibe: 2Pac "I Aint Mad At Cha" featuring Danny Boy (1996)

Man, what would 2Pac be thinking if he were around today to see what hip hop has turned into? Would he have allowed this to happen if he was still here, or would he have joined in and used gimmicks…

New Joint: Erykah Badu "Turn Me Away (Get Munny)"

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/529.mp3] I’m really not sure what to make of this song after one listen. On the one hand, is it supposed to be a cover of the original song “Can’t Turn Me Away” by Sylvia Striplin? On the other hand,…

Editor Pick: Monica “Superman” (Written by Johnta Austin/Produced by Bryan-Michael Cox)

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/526.mp3] This is my pick of the non-singles as my favorite song from Monica’s new album “Still Standing.” Heck, if you had told me this song was made in the mid-90s, I would believe you! It has that vintage sound,…