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Rare Gem: Playa – Joy (Early Version)

Rare Gem: Playa – Joy (Early Version)

YKIGS August 3, 2018 0

Here is an early version of the Playa record “Joy” which was recorded during the group’s time in Devante Swing’s Bassment crew. People might recognize this song as the final version with Ginuwine appears

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Rare Gem: TLC – Caught In Your World (featuring Jon B.)

Rare Gem: TLC – Caught In Your World (featuring Jon B.)

YKIGS January 4, 2018 0

Here’s a treat for lovers of 90’s r&b music, because there’s a very good chance you’ve never heard this song. “Caught In Your World” is a song by TLC produced by and featuring Jon

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Rare Gem: Sista (Missy Elliott’s Former Group) – I Don’t Mind

Rare Gem: Sista (Missy Elliott’s Former Group) – I Don’t Mind

YKIGS April 6, 2017 0

Everyone knows Missy Elliott has become a legendary artist over the past two decades. Most who read this site surely know she came from a girl group called Sista prior to achieving solo fame,

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Rare Gem: Teddy Riley & Tammy Lucas – Is It Good To You (Lucasade Mix)

Rare Gem: Teddy Riley & Tammy Lucas – Is It Good To You (Lucasade Mix)

YKIGS April 6, 2017 0

Seemingly from the start of his career, Teddy Riley began working with the talented singer Tammy Lucas. She’d begin writing and providing backing vocals to songs he’d produce, but that work culminated with the

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Rare Gem: En Vogue – It’s About Love

Rare Gem: En Vogue – It’s About Love

YKIGS April 6, 2017 0

Since legendary r&b group En Vogue have been in the news recently, it’s only right we take a look back on one of the group’s rare gems. Take a listen to the unreleased song

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Rare Gem: Brian McKnight – Still in Love (Organized Noize Remix)

Rare Gem: Brian McKnight – Still in Love (Organized Noize Remix)

YKIGS March 23, 2017 0

When you think of the greatest r&b artists of the 90’s, Brian McKnight’s name should probably come to mind more often than it currently does. After all, he was easily one of the most

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Rare Gem: Tanya Blount – I Love Him (featuring Mase)

Rare Gem: Tanya Blount – I Love Him (featuring Mase)

YKIGS March 23, 2017 0

If you think back to the late 90’s, you might remember a planned Gospel album that Puff Daddy had planned featuring his Bad Boy family. They even released a video for the first single

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Rare Gem: Marc Nelson – 15 Minutes (Teddy Riley Slow Jam Remix)

Rare Gem: Marc Nelson – 15 Minutes (Teddy Riley Slow Jam Remix)

YKIGS March 22, 2017 1

If you’ve listened to any of our recent podcasts, you might have noticed we’d begun a “Where Are They Now” segment taking a look at an artist we hadn’t heard from. Marc Nelson is

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Rare Gem: Immature – Please Don’t Go (Chucky Thompson Remix)

Rare Gem: Immature – Please Don’t Go (Chucky Thompson Remix)

YKIGS March 21, 2017 0

It’s sometimes easy to forget how much success Immature had from such a young age. Prior to even hitting their teenage years, Marques “Batman” Houston, Jerome “Romeo” Jones, and Kelton “LDB” Kessee already had

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Rare Gem: 112 – Making Love (Produced by Tim & Bob)

Rare Gem: 112 – Making Love (Produced by Tim & Bob)

YKIGS March 21, 2017 0

If it’s one thing we’ll always miss about 90’s r&b music, it’s the soundtracks. Many of our favorite movies contained masterfully put together all star lineups which typically featured all new music and provided

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