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Month: May 2011

New Music: Alex Boyd “Light It Up Tonight”

Alex Boyd was about 10 years old when he decided to follow his dreams. He’d been singing and performing since the age of 7, and by 13 Alex had chased down opportunities most kids would never even dream of —…

Rare Gem: Usher “Separated”

Originally, the follow up to Usher’s sophomore album “My Way” was supposed to be called “All About U” which was led by the single “Pop Ya Collar”. However, due to various songs from the album leaking months prior to its…

Lloyd “Be the One” (feat. Trey Songz & Young Jeezy) (Produced by Polow Da Don)

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/1392.mp3] Lloyd’s new album King Of Hearts will be out July 5th.

Lisa Banton “Green Eyes”

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/1390.mp3] The track is produced by Paul Cabbin (@Paulcabbin) who is a ridiculous producer I met on Myspace some years ago. I heard the track a little while ago and it inspired this song “Green Eyes”. A lot of people…

Editor Pick: Monica “Hell No (Leave Home)” featuring Twista (Written by Sean Garrett/Produced by Bryan-Michael Cox)

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/1388.mp3] This song is featured on Monica’s overlooked “The Makings of Me” album and features Twista. It deserves a listen, along with the entire album, for those who loved “After The Storm” and skipped over this album to “Still Standing”….

Editor Pick: Mya “Man in My Life”

This cover of Michael Jackson’s “Lady in My Life” is from a woman’s point of view and was featured on Mya’s 2000 sophomore album “Fear of Flying”. The song has the same arrangement and a twist of lyrics while making…

Editor Pick: Ryan Leslie “Gibberish”

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/1386.mp3] A Fan favorite when performed live, “Gibberish” gives you the opportunity to add to your own creativeness. Making up lyrics as you go along singing to what you think he might be singing you make all the sounds out…

Interview: Chucky Thompson Takes Us Back to His Days With Diddy’s “Hitmen” and Producing Mary J. Blige’s Classic “My Life” Album (Part 1)

In part 1 of this two part interview series with super producer Chucky Thompson, we discuss how he originally joined Puffy Daddy and the Hitmen production team, the chemistry of the team, his first major placement as a producer, helping…

Beyonce “1+1”

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/1383.mp3] Here is the first track off Beyonce’s new album 4, which will be out June 24th.