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The Top 100 R&B Songs of 2013 (presented by YouKnowIGotSoul.com & SoulInStereo.com)

It’s been a very good year for R&B. This year we’ve been treated to long-awaited comebacks, stories of redemption, the formation of supergroups and the evolution of the genre. Artists who weren’t afraid to take a chance and those who…

Album Review: Robert Glasper Experiment “Black Radio 2” (4 stars out of 5)

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Let me steal a bit from The Muppet Babies and play with your imaginations. It’s the holidays and you just happen to be friends with every major R&B talent in the known hemisphere. You all…

Album Review: Lyfe Jennings, “Lucid” (4 stars out of 5)

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Every culture needs a storyteller, a scribe to chronicle history and to retell it to younger generations. R&B has Lyfe Jennings as its ghetto griot. Give him credit: While most of his peers are dub-stepping…

Album Review: John Michael “Sophisticated” (4 stars out of 5)

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Want more proof confirming why YouKnowIGotSoul.com is the best site for R&B in these Internet streets? Well, besides employing the best and most knowledgeable writers on the planet (*Round of Applause*), this is also the…

Album Review: Justin Timberlake “The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2” (4 stars out of 5)

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Justin Timberlake is determined to make 2013 the Year of JT. Y’all know the story: After seven years of relative silence, Justin roared back on the music scene this spring with his highly anticipated (and…

Mini Album Review: Drake “Nothing Was The Same”

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com Ah, Drake. Hip hop’s golden child gets no respect. He has two double platinum albums in an age where going gold is a pipe dream for most artists. His songs infest radio like roaches in…

Album Review: Janelle Monáe “The Electric Lady” (4.5 out of 5 stars)

Words by Edward T. Bowser, SoulInStereo.com I never thought the savoir of R&B would be a woman who pretends to be a robot. But Janelle Monáe is here, and she’s changing the game. Her 2010 album, The ArchAndroid, and 2007 EP…