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Rare Gems

Rare Gem: Playa – Joy (Early Version)

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 on Timbaland & Magoo’s album “Welcome…

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

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 B. from many years ago. In…

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

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, but if you were unaware, consider…

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

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 song “Is It Good To You”…

Rare Gem: En Vogue – It’s About Love

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 called “It’s About Love” which has…

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

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 successful and talented to come out…

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

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 “You” featuring Faith Evans, 112, Carl…

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

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 certainly one of those artists you…

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

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 hit records. The success of the…

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

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 an awesome backdrop to the films…