Editor Picks

Editor Pick: Brandy “Dig This”

This song really makes you wonder what kind of album “Human” would have been if Brandy didn’t decide to change the direction of the album. This song reminds me of something Mary J. Blige would do, but I guess that…

Editor Pick: Dru Hill “If I Could” (Produced by Bryan-Michael Cox)

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/386.mp3] Without a doubt this was my favorite song from Dru Hill’s 2002 album “Dru World Order.” Although I wasn’t a fan of the album altogether, this was one of the few tracks that stood out to me. Is it…

What Song is Covered Here: Mary J. Blige "Sexy" featuring Jadakiss

This is part of a new feature I’m starting: listen to the above song and try to guess what song is being covered. As an extra bonus question, let’s see if anyone knows who wrote the original song! [audio:http://www.ykigs.com/381.mp3]

Editor Pick: Brian McKnight “I Wish It Would Rain Down” (Produced by The Neptunes)

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/379.mp3] There’s no discounting the fact that Phil Collins had a huge impact on the r&b community and influenced many of today’s biggest names. In return, some of the best in r&b created this tribute album with their interpolation of…

Editor Pick: Jaheim "Otha Half"

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/373.mp3] If you’ve been a frequent visitor to this blog, you probably know by now I’ve really been anticipating Jaheim’s fifth album “Another Round.” Well, I’ve finally had a chance to listen to the album (review coming soon) and here…

Editor Pick: Glenn Lewis “ABC’s” & Chris Brown “ABC’s”

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/369.mp3] [audio:http://www.ykigs.com/370.mp3] Being a huge fan of Glenn Lewis, you had to imagine it was a little shocking for me a few years ago when I heard from a friend Chris Brown had a new song called “ABC’s.” I immediately…

Editor Pick: Tamia “Careless Whisper”

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/368.mp3] Although it was only her debut album, that didn’t stop Tamia from aiming high and performing her own rendition of this number 1 single by George Michael. In my humble opinion, she passed this initial test with flying colors….

Editor Pick: 702 “I Still Love You”

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/367.mp3] Whether it was from lack of promotion, poor choice of singles, or overall just not good quality music, 702’s third album “Star” didn’t quite live up to the success of their previous two gold selling albums. Whatever the reason…

Editor Pick: Tamar Braxton “If You Don’t Wanna Love Me”

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/364.mp3] Unbeknownst to many, Toni Braxton actually has a younger sister who can also sing and launched a short lived solo career back in the late 90’s. Tamar released her self titled debut album in 1999 and while it didn’t…

Editor Pick: Kiley Dean “Kiss Me Like That” (Produced by Timbaland)

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/361.mp3] While we are on the subject of Kiley Dean, here is a personal favorite of mine from her shelved debut album “Simple Girl.” Many people (including me at first) may not have taken her seriously because her image didn’t…