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Editor Pick: Carl Thomas “Woke Up In the Morning”

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/291.mp3] I think what gets me about this song is it borrows the beat from fellow Bad Boy label mate The Notorious B.I.G.’s “My Downfall” and carries the same subdued tone. Whereas Biggie raps about his enemies plotting on his…

Editor Pick: Babyface “Stress Out” (Produced by The Neptunes)

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/290.mp3] I really like this song for two reasons: very good production from the Neptunes in their prime, and the lyrics on this song are amazing. It might not be groundbreaking material, but I love to play this song when…

Editor Pick: Tank “Make Me Wanna Sing” featuring Sparkle

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/289.mp3] This was easily my favorite song from the “One Man” album. One thing I will say about Tank is, he has shown tremendous growth through each of his first three albums. In fact, if I had this site up…

Editor Pick: Donell Jones “Yearnin”

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/287.mp3] Not only is Donell one of the most underrated artists in r&b, but his debut album “My Heart” from 1996 is one that is severely slept on. After all, it wasn’t until his second album “Where I Wanna Be”…

Editor Pick: T-Boz “Wanna Take Me Back”

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/286.mp3] On a “soundtrack” that featured mostly hip hop and was primarily used to promote a tour featuring the likes of Jay-Z, Method Man, Redman & Ja Rule, this r&b gem was mysteriously tossed in the middle. Even though she…

Editor Pick: Jagged Edge “Can I Get With You”

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/284.mp3] Honestly, I could have hand picked almost any song off of the “J.E. Hearbreak” album and featured it, but of the non-singles “Can I Get With You” stands out above the rest to me. This uptempo feel good song…

Editor Pick: Aaliyah “Loose Rap” featuring Static Major

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/276.mp3] Continuing my celebration of Aaliyah on the day I named her r&b artist of the decade, here is one of my favorites from her 2001 “Aaliyah” album. The song was written by and features Static Major who had a…

Editor Pick: Avant “Everything About You”

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/274.mp3] When you got a beautiful woman by your side who loves you, this is the type of song you dedicate to her. This could have been a good follow up single to “Read Your Mind” off of his 2003…

Editor Pick: Jon B. “Bonafide”

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/273.mp3] I know not many will agree with me, but this many be my favorite song from Jon B’s debut “Bonafide” from 1995. The song is a bit unique, and in fact he doesn’t even do much to showcase his…

Holiday Music: Musiq Soulchild "Jingle Bells"

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/260.mp3] His rendition of the classic song from his “A Philly Soul Christmas” released in 2008.