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Editor Pick: Donell Jones “Yearnin”

[audio:] 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:] 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:] 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:] 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:] 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:] 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:] His rendition of the classic song from his “A Philly Soul Christmas” released in 2008.

Holiday Music: Jagged Edge "This Christmas"

[audio:] Released on the “12 Soulful Nights of Christmas” album from 1998.

Holiday Music: Jon B. "Hold U Down"

[audio:] Here’s an original song from his 2006 album “Holiday Wishes From Me To You.”

Editor Pick: Mary J. Blige “Kitchen” (Written by The Dream/Produced by Tricky Stewart)

[audio:] Here is one of my favorites from Mary J’s new album “Stronger With Each Tear.” I’ll have a full review of the album coming later this week.