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YouKnowIGotSoul was started in late 2009 and has since grown into one of the premier destinations online for all things R&B. The team is split between NYC and Vancouver, and we strive to relentlessly provide support to R&B music and artists. Our goal is to preserve the culture of R&B music while providing a platform for those artists who embody the qualities that make us love the music.

As R&B music has faded from the mainstream, YouKnowIGotSoul has remained dedicated to the essence of keeping R&B music alive. We have been cited by VH1 as one of the top R&B sites, and currently rank among the top 3 R&B sites for web traffic.

Through the years, we’ve conducted over 900 interviews with the biggest artists, producers and writers in R&B history. Included in that count is Ne-Yo, Tyrese, Brandy, Miguel, Fantasia, Charlie Wilson, Anthony Hamilton, R. Kelly, Monica, Faith Evans, Joe and many others.

In addition, we share R&B news, new music and videos, concert coverage and editorials. YouKnowIGotSoul also runs a weekly podcast called the SoulBack R&B Podcast.

Additionally, YouKnowIGotSoul was the producer of the Sol Village R&B Showcase, NYC’s longest running R&B show, which is held at SOB’s and was hosted by Eric Roberson.

YouKnowIGotSoul has been featured and cited in many major publications and media outlets since its inception, including:

L.A. Times

The UK Guardian

USA Today

Yahoo Music

MTV News

Huffington Post



MSN Music



TV One


Soul Train

Radio 103.9 NY



If you’d like to know more about our story, check out Tom and Kyle speaking in the video below about the journey:

Tom Leo(Founder/CEO)
Kyle Ng (Senior Editor)

Interview Intro Production by DaVaughn Nelson of SoulStarMusic LLC
Interview Intro Graphics by Dazario Bjorlie of www.dazario.com


  • Kay says:

    Thank you for keeping us well and truly informed………and sometimes in advance.


  • EliStatic says:

    Thank you for this article and I would like to know his full name to Buddha.

  • Buddha says:

    Updated with my name lol

  • EliStatic says:

    Ok^^. I’m French so it’s not always easy to talk because I must translate.

  • exofaco_844 says:

    Great website guys. Nice to come across like-minded people who appreciate that a lot of great music has never been released simply on the whim of a record company employee. I’d like to contribute some of my own collection to your rare section. Thanks

  • Swing says:

    Hi Tom,

    I just red Some of your articles really interesting especially Those on producers. Indeed, i’ve a huge passion for Soul and URBAN music since many years. I was writer specialized in R&B for the main french Hip-hop monthly magazines for 10 years (95′-06′) and i got the chance like u do now, to interview and meet artists and Producers who make it happened !
    I’m also a cd collector mostly 90’s (New Jack Swing since 87′ and R&B), i collect albums of course but also promo cd single, remixes….and rare items and unreleased stuff :-)))

    Hope we’ll chat soon…i’m sure WE have many things to discuss regarding the industry.

    Great job Man.

    Swingly yours,

  • Jesse says:

    The site is great and I will be submitting music for the site.

  • Lemel Singletary says:

    Thanks 4 keeping Soul music alive, ALL your work is noticed! I just love this sight!!
    Keep up the Good Work!!

  • Bernita says:

    I just wanted to commend you on a well put together, informative site. This is truly a R & B lovers dream site. You cover the whole spectrum of R & B. Since I discovered, it has become part of my daily internet ritual. Please keep up the good work, because you know I got soul too.

  • Nuwamba says:

    How do I get a write up and interview.

  • Sean says:

    Hi, great site…how can new artists submit for a review?

  • Aisha says:

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