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Tank Accepts Blame For TGT Not Shaping The Future Of R&B – “We Failed You And I’m Sorry”

In an interesting commentary reflecting back on his time with super group TGT, R&B veteran Tank shares his inner feelings about his perceived lack of success of the group via his Instagram account. The full statement reads: We were the…

Can We All Stop for a Minute and Appreciate the Greatness of Kevin Ross? (Editorial)

In a time when r&b music is starved for talent to come out that reminds us about everything we love about the genre, it’s only right we fully embrace those who do. So let’s all take a minute to appreciate…

Here Are 5 Great Aaliyah Songs You May Have Overlooked

Even though Aaliyah passed away before she was able to truly reach her potential, she certainly left behind a legendary career. She only recorded three albums, but she also recorded material for soundtracks, collaborated with plenty of other artists, and…

The Top 10 Best R&B Albums of 2016 Presented by YouKnowIGotSoul

Even though 2016 is not over yet, we’ve pretty much gotten every r&b album release we’re going to see from the genre this year. As we’ve discussed on many of our podcasts, not only was it a slower year for…

Analyzing the Biggest Snubs in the 2017 Grammy Nominations for R&B Categories

The 2017 Grammy Nominations were announced today, and of course that comes with some debate. While there were many deserving artists who could have been selected among the five categories, there are only so many spots. As a reminder, the…

Looking Back to 1999 When D’Angelo Said R&B Had Become ‘A Joke’, Let’s See If He Was Right

How many times have you heard the statement being made “They just don’t make music like they used to”? It’s quite possible you’ve even uttered those words yourself. It certainly seems that with every generation that progresses, they have strong…

What Brandy Can Learn From The Release Of Her Last Album “Two Eleven”

It’s almost that time again. Brandy season is upon us and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. In case you forgot, it’s been four years since Brandy released her last album “Two Eleven”. The regular consumer might not feel the…

20 Years Ago in 1996, These R&B Greats Released Their Debut Albums

There is no disputing that some of the best r&b music has come out of the 90’s. Not only did the decade introduce us to beloved sub genres such as New Jack Swing and Neo-Soul, but it also gave us…

Does Maxwell Owe it to R&B Fans to Release Music More Frequently? (Editorial)

Fact: Maxwell has released four platinum albums over the course of his career. Opinion: Maxwell has built a timeless legacy as one of the top acts in r&b. Fact: Maxwell has numerous number one singles. Opinion: Maxwell has the ability…

Where Are They Now? The Current Status of Every Female 90’s R&B Group

A few days ago we rolled out our Current Status of Every Male 90’s R&B Group List, and now we do the same for the females. Just like the males, female r&b groups dominated in the 90’s, but have pretty…