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YouKnowIGotSoul Interview With TQ

YouKnowIGotSoul caught up with TQ, to discuss everything from what he’s going for on his upcoming album “Kind of Blue,” to his lead role in the movie “Rockin’ Meera,” to the problems in r&b today. YouKnowIGotSoul: First off, let me…

New R&B: Alicia Keys "Put it in a Love Song" featuring Beyonce

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/191.mp3] I know a lot of people have been waiting to hear this collaboration since it was announced, and now we finally have the song which will appear on “The Element of Freedom.” Although I won’t call this a smash…

New Music: Tank “After the Club” (Final Version)

This song leaked a few months ago, but here is the final version of it. “Sex Love & Pain II: The All Night Experience” still has no release date. I’m loving in the beginning of this song when he says…

Classic Vibe: Ginuwine "Same Ol’ G" (1997)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgSBA7ch9KU Oh man I love this song! The Timbaland beat on this track is so smooth and it meshes perfectly with G’s vocals. Little known fact, not only was the song written by Static Major, but that’s him singing the…

New Music: Smoke E. Digglera "Angel" & "On tha Inside"

Here are the first two singles from Smoke E. Digglera’s “The Truth in the Booth” which released earlier this year. Smoke, formerly of the group Playa, is really doing his part to keep real r&b alive. “Angel” is a personal…

Editor Pick: Chris Brown "Take My Time" featuring Tank

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/185.mp3] Ok, this is definitely the only Chris Brown song I’m going to post, and obviously because it was written by and features Tank. Listening to the song, you can definitely hear that Tank wrote it because his style is…

Classic Vibes

Classic Vibe: Static Major "Private Number" (2001)

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/186.mp3] I’m going to do something a bit different today and put up a classic song of the day that doesn’t’ even have a video. “Private Number” is probably my favorite Static Major song of all time, and if you…

New Videos

Video: Static Major & Smokey (from Playa) "If You Scared, Then Say You Scared"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5F5xP6cwRg Here is Static and Smokey performing “If You Scared, Then Say You Scared” live. This is a really moving performance right here, and this right here is the essence of r&b music. Smoke also performed a version of the…

YouKnowIGotSoul Interview With Smoke E. Digglera (From Playa)

YouKnowIGotSoul caught up with Smoke E. Digglera, formerly of the group Playa, to discuss everything from his time spent in Playa, to working with Static Major, to running his own record label and developing his own artists. Smoke is mad…

Classic Vibe: Next "Butta Love" (1997)

“Butta Love” was the debut single from Next off their debut album “Rated Next” back in 1997. This was Next’s most successful album to date, as their next two albums would suffer due to lack of promotion and label mergers….