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Month: December 2011

YouKnowIGotSoul Presents Anatomy of a Hot Song: The Creation of Deborah Cox’s “Nobody’s Supposed to be Here”

Deborah Cox’s most successful single to date, “Nobody’s Supposed to be Here” released back in 1998 on her sophomore album “One Wish”. The song was created by the team of Montell Jordan and Shep Crawford, a duo who would go…

Chart Toppers

Chart Toppers: This Week in 1996 En Vogue’s “Don’t Let Go (Love)”….

This week in 1996, En Vogue’s Grammy nominated single, “Don’t Let Go (Love)” held the number four slot on The Billboard R&B chart.  “Don’t Let Go (Love)” was originally featured on the Set It Off motion picture soundtrack.  The song…

Interview: With Unparalleled Music Passion, Chuck Harmony’s Aspirations Go Further Than Being Just a Producer

With a Grammy under his belt already (“Bittersweet” by Fantasia) as well as one of the biggest songs of 2010 (“Pretty Girl Rock” by Keri Hilson), Chuck Harmony shows no signs of slowing down. While many producers would be content…

Classic Vibe: Teena Marie “Aladdin’s Lamp” (1980)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3aJhduB5Ow   Today marks the one year anniversary of Teena Marie’s untimely passing.  As a trailblazer in the music industry, I don’t believe Teena Marie ever received the level of credit that she deserved.  From “The Brockert Initiative” to becoming…

YouKnowIGotSoul Presents: Favorite Holiday Songs

As you spend time with family, friends and loved ones this holiday season, hopefully you’ll have some good holiday music playing as a backdrop. Here are some of our favorites. Boyz II Men featuring Brian McKnight – Let It Snow…

Interview: After College Career In Athletics, Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon Continues To Carry Competitive Spirit Co-Producing With Timbaland

If you check out the writing credits for some of Timbaland’s recent music, you’ll notice the name Jerome Harmon included in the majority of the songs including joints for the likes of Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake and Keri Hilson. YouKnowIGotSoul…

Luke James Releases New Pre-Album #Luke

Download Mixtape | Free Mixtapes Powered by DatPiff.com December 22, 2011 (New York, NY) – Today, N.A.R.S. Records / Mercury Records / Island Def Jam recording artist Luke James releases his pre-album, #LUKE for FREE exclusively on DatPiff.com (http://www.datpiff.com/Luke-James-luke-mixtape.296101.html). The…

Ashanti “The Woman You Love” – Weekly Studio Sessions – Part One

Exclusive behind the scenes look @ ashanti in the studio working on her new single “The Woman You Love”.

Interview: Avery Sunshine: What Would We Do Without Sunshine?

What does Shug Avery from The Color Purple and one of Vera’s “working girls” from Harlem Nights have in common? Her name is Avery Sunshine. She’s a headstrong and vibrant indie-soul singer/songwriter whose latest single “Ugly Part of Me” is…