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Rare Gem: Alicia Keys “Streets of New York” featuring Nas & Rakim

Rare Gem: Alicia Keys “Streets of New York” featuring Nas & Rakim

YKIGS December 7, 2009 0

Before her massive hit “Empire State of Mind” with Jay-Z, Alicia recorded a sequel to “New York State of Mind” with Nas & Rakim. A version of this song actually appears on her “Unplugged”

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Rare Gem: R.L. “Got Me a Model” (Original Version) (Produced by The Underdogs)

Rare Gem: R.L. “Got Me a Model” (Original Version) (Produced by The Underdogs)

YKIGS December 7, 2009 1

Here is the original version of “Got Me a Model” that was scheduled to appear on RL’s debut album “RL: Ements.” A different version of the song actually appeared on the album and became

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Rare Gems: Product G&B “Dirty Dancin” featuring Carlos Santana & “Black Rose”

Rare Gems: Product G&B “Dirty Dancin” featuring Carlos Santana & “Black Rose”

YKIGS November 29, 2009 0

It’s a shame that this group was never able to capitalize off the popularity of their #1 single “Maria, Maria” with Carlos Santana. Here are two of our favorite songs that were supposed to

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Rare Gem: Tony Sunshine “In Da Zone” featuring Fabolous

Rare Gem: Tony Sunshine “In Da Zone” featuring Fabolous

YKIGS November 25, 2009 0

Tony Sunshine has bounced around through many different labels through the years due to his affiliation with Big Pun, Terror Squad and Fat Joe, but unfortunately none ever worked out. “In Da Zone” is

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Rare Gem: Ideal "Just Like That"

Rare Gem: Ideal "Just Like That"

YKIGS November 25, 2009 0

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/161.mp3] If this song sounds familiar, that’s because it was actually released, just not by Ideal. R.L. had a part in the writing and production of this song and it eventually ended up on

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Rare Gem: Static Major “Coffee”

Rare Gem: Static Major “Coffee”

YKIGS November 25, 2009 0

There’s no doubt in our mind that before his passing, Static Major was on the cusp of greatness. He was already huge behind the scenes doing big things in writing and producing, but the

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Rare Gems: Glenn Lewis “Only Be In Love” & “Hot Girl”

Rare Gems: Glenn Lewis “Only Be In Love” & “Hot Girl”

YKIGS November 22, 2009 0

According to their bio, Baby Blue Soundcrew are infamous party rockers located throughout Canada. Fellow Canadian Glenn Lewis helped out to sing two tracks for their debut album back in 2000. Both of the

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Rare Gem: Cuban Link “Cheat on Her” featuring Big Pun & Tony Sunshine

Rare Gem: Cuban Link “Cheat on Her” featuring Big Pun & Tony Sunshine

YKIGS November 22, 2009 6

This track is actually double rare if that’s possible. This version is from the advanced version of Cuban Link’s debut album “24K” and never publicly released. The version that appeared on the actual “24K”

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Rare Gem: Carl Thomas “The Way That You Do” featuring Kanye West

Rare Gem: Carl Thomas “The Way That You Do” featuring Kanye West

YKIGS November 22, 2009 0

This song is a leftover from Carl Thomas’ album “Let’s Talk About It” and was recorded around 2004. Can’t say why this one was left off of the project, but definitely a dope song

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Rare Gem: Rell “Real Love” featuring Kanye West & Consequence

Rare Gem: Rell “Real Love” featuring Kanye West & Consequence

YKIGS November 18, 2009 0

Besides a few songs here and there, Rell never did get a chance to really show what he could do at Roc-A-Fella. Although it never officially released, “Real Love” is one of his shining

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