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Month: November 2015

Rare Gem: Tamia “No Way”

“No Way” is a song released by Tamia as an iTunes bonus track on her 2004 album “More”. Because iTunes was not as prevalent as it is today, many never even got a chance to hear this 90’s flavored r&b…

Rare Gem: The Roots “You Got Me” featuring Jill Scott & Eve (Original Version)

It’s a little known fact that then emerging neo-soul artist Jill Scott was originally featured on The Roots hit song “You Got Me” and was eventually replaced by Erykah Badu. The song was featured as a single The Roots 1999…

Rare Gem: Ne-Yo “Take A Bow” (Rihanna Demo)

Check out Ne-Yo’s demo of the smash hit he wrote for Rihanna “Take a Bow”. The Stargate produced song was the fifth single release from Rihanna’s 2008 album “Good Girl Gone Bad”. As Ne-Yo wrote hit after hit for artists…

New Video: Tinashe “Player” Featuring Chris Brown

The Chris Brown assisted “Player” is the lead single off Tinashe’s sophomore album “Joyride”. It’ll be interesting to see what the direction she’ll be going in for the new CD.

Rare Gem: Jazmine Sullivan “Until It’s Gone” (Monica Demo)

When Monica released her seventh album “New Life” in 2012, she chose “Until It’s Gone” as the albums second single. The song was produced by her long time collaborator Missy Elliott and written by Jazmine Sullivan. Here, you can take…

Why Monica’s New Album Is Desperately Needed For R&B Right Now

Monica just announced that her 8th studio album “Code Red” will come out December 18th. The news should bring some relief to fans who have been anxiously waiting for the CD. The rollout plan couldn’t be any better as her…

Kevin Ross Releases New Holiday Music EP “The Coldest Winter”

Carrying over the momentum he created last year by singing the “This is My Wish” theme song for the Glade campaign, Motown artist Kevin Ross releases the new holiday EP “The Coldest Winter”. The project is made up of 5…

The Best Pharrell / The Neptunes Produced R&B Songs That You May Have Overlooked

When the production team The Neptunes emerged in the late 90’s and going strong into the early 2000’s, they changed r&b, and music for that matter, in profound ways. By dominating the radio by churning out smash hit after smash…