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Month: January 2011

Classic Vibe: Isyss “Single for the Rest of My Life” (2002)

If you had a chance to read the interview I did with Kandi, she mentioned she felt this was one of the best songs she ever wrote. After releasing their debut album “The Way We Do” in 2002, the group…

Classic Vibe: Beenie Man “Girls Dem Sugar” featuring Mya (Produced by The Neptunes) (2000)

I’m not really into reggae, but I was always in awe of Mya on this track and the way she sounded like an angel. That and the fact The Neptunes were a personal favorite for me in the early 00’s,…

YouKnowIGotSoul Interview With Jean Baylor (of Zhane)

It almost seems inevitable that once a group disbands and each of the members try to find success going in their own direction, they soon fade from the public interest. In the case of Jean Baylor, who pretty much did…

Classic Vibe: Whitehead Bros. “Forget I Was a G” (1994)

The Whitehead Bros. hit the scene back in ’94 under Motown Records. Even though the duo originates from Philly, their sound is definitely reminiscent of the West Coast. This single was featured on their debut album “Serious” and on the…

Editor Pick: Keyshia Cole “So Impossible” (Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis)

[audio:] Standout track from her recently released “Calling All Hearts” album.

Rare Gem: Keri Hilson “Wrong When You’re Gone” (Jennifer Lopez Demo)

Here is the demo version of the Jennifer Lopez song. I actually prefer Keri’s version more.

Editor Pick: Jennifer Hudson “My Heart” (Produced by Polow Da Don)

[audio:] Song was produced by Polow Da Don and written by Johnta Austin.

New Music: Bobby Brown “Get Out the Way”

Man this song sure sounds like a testament to Bobby Brown’s time spent in the industry and his fall from grace. The former New Edition member is currently working on a new album which will be called “The Masterpiece” and…

Classic Vibe: Karina Pasian “16 @ War” (2008)

Here is the teen anthem “16 @ War”, which was produced by The-Dream and Tricky Stewart. This single was off her Grammy nominated album “First Love”.