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Month: February 2011

Classic Vibe: Sparkle “It’s A Fact” (2000)

Better known for her duet with R. Kelly on the song “Be Careful,” Sparkle hit the limelight during the late 90’s with her Self-Titled debut album “Sparkle.” The album went Platinum and Sparkle had created a really good buzz as…

YouKnowIGotSoul Interview With Kem

Prior to his performance at The Theater at Madison Square Garden for a stop on his “Intimacy” tour, I had a chance to sit down with Kem for this brief interview. We discussed how it’s been touring with Musiq Soulchild…

New Mixtape: J. Holiday “M.I.A. (The Lost Pages)”

After a disappointing reception to his sophomore album “Round 2” in 2009, J. Holiday is looking to right the ship this year with a new album. To begin building the excitement for that project, he has just treated fans to…

Full Stream To Listen to Marsha Ambrosius’ New Album “Late Nights & Early Mornings”

Although Marsha’s solo debut “Late Nights & Early Mornings” is not yet in stores, you can listen here to a full stream of the album. From having a chance to listen to the full album a couple of times through…

Editor Pick: Brian McKnight “Stay”

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/1207.mp3] When I think of the qualities I like in an r&b song, I can honestly say that Brian McKnight’s “Stay” embodies each of those. If you take a listen, you will hear soulful melodies, good vocal arrangements, nice music…

Editor Pick: Keyshia Cole “Thought You Had My Back”

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/1204.mp3] Even though her debut album did fairly well and her singles had chart success, I still think this song should have been a single because of how well the beat blended with Keyshia’s voice. I immediately loved the track…

Classic Vibe: The Tony Rich Project “Nobody Knows It But Me” (1996)

If you spoke to the casual fan of r&b, they would probably consider Tony Rich a one hit wonder for his song “Nobody Knows It But Me” and how could you blame them. Although he won a Grammy award for…

Classic Vibe: Marc Dorsey “If You Really Wanna Know” (1999)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKeH-Xhjd0I Lead and only single released from Marc Dorsey’s debut album “Crave” in 1999. Despite a few guest appearances in the years following, we’ve still yet to hear a follow up to this album from Marc.

Classic Vibe: LL Cool J “Luv U Better” featuring Marc Dorsey (Produced by The Neptunes) (2002)

This song has always been a personal favorite of mine, but I’ve always found a few things interesting about the song. First, I’m intrigued by the collaboration with Marc Dorsey (who also appeared on “U Should” from the same album)…

Editor Pick: R. Kelly “If”

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/1201.mp3] Whereas I was very much underwhelmed with the “Chocolate Factory” album (led by singles like “Snake” and “Ignition) R. Kelly released in 2003, I was very impressed with his “Happy People/U Saved Me” record he released the following year….