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YouKnowIGotSoul Presents: The Future R&B Superstars

(Written by Sope Soetan) Over the past year, a new crop of R&B artists have emerged with a unique approach to lyrics, melody and production has seen a slight resurgence. This can also be credited to the increasing successes of…

Editorial: What Should Be Done to Revive Ciara’s Career

Written by Sope Soetan Sitting On Top of the World… From about 2004 to 2007 it would’ve been virtually impossible to escape from Ciara’s many hits on the radio or on television with her energetic hybrid of Pop/Hip-Hop influenced R&B….

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Where is Carl Thomas?

When we last heard from Carl Thomas, he released his third album “So Much Better” in 2007. The album was released independently, and although it didn’t perform too well on the charts, I was a big fan of it. According…

Better R&B Group: Dru Hill or Blackstreet?

Dru Hill Vs. Blackstreet Which is the Better R&B Group? Read more for group summaries. Dru Hill Albums: Dru Hill (1996), Enter the Dru (1998), Dru World Order (2002). Singles: Tell Me, In My Bed, Never Make a Promise, 5…

Better R&B Group: 112 or Jagged Edge?

112 Vs. Jagged Edge Which is the better R&B Group? Click below for group summaries. 112 Albums: 112 (1996), Room 112 (1998), Part III (2001), Hot & Wet (2003), Pleasure & Pain (2005). Singles: “Only You,” “Come See Me,” “Cupid,”…

The Thin Line Between "Selling Out" and "Crossing Over"

There is no denying that at some point in their careers, all major hip hop artists would like to get paid. After all, this is their career, and they can’t survive in this career without making money. But in order…

Why Should You Ever Listen to Music on the Radio?

It might seem like a stupid question, but in this day and age, why would the best alternative for listening to music ever be the radio? Ok I admit this is bound to be a controversial topic, I’m not saying…

Where is Donell Jones?

We haven’t heard from Donell Jones since he released his “Journey of a Gemini” album back in 2006. He’s been missing for the past few years, but recently a new song by Donell called “Imagine That” has surfaced. The song…