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Rare Gem: Cherub “You’re My Sunshine” featuring Donell Jones

Rare Gem: Cherub “You’re My Sunshine” featuring Donell Jones

YKIGS March 8, 2010 2

“You’re My Sunshine” is a currently unreleased song by r&b Cherub featuring Donell Jones from the early 2000’s

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Rare Gem: Jon B. “Watchin Her”

Rare Gem: Jon B. “Watchin Her”

YKIGS February 28, 2010 1

“Watchin Her” is a currently unreleased song by Jon B. that eventually ended up on his B-Sides album released in

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Rare Gem: Brandy “La La Land” (Produced by Dr. Dre/Written by Static Major)

Rare Gem: Brandy “La La Land” (Produced by Dr. Dre/Written by Static Major)

YKIGS February 26, 2010 1

“La La Land” is an exclusive unreleased song by Brandy which was written by Static Major, produced by Dr. Dre, and originally set to be the lead single on her “Afrodisiac” album. As the

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Rare Gem: Jon B. “Pick Me Up”

Rare Gem: Jon B. “Pick Me Up”

YKIGS February 9, 2010 1

I gotta give a shoutout to “giftandcurse” who hooked me up with this song. In fact, I didn’t even know it existed until he commented on another of my Jon B. posts and gave

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Rare Gem: Total "Sittin Home" (Remix) featuring Shyne

Rare Gem: Total "Sittin Home" (Remix) featuring Shyne

YKIGS February 5, 2010 0

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/375.mp3] Ok, so I know this isn’t as good as the original, but on a remix like this that has such a different feel to it, I almost consider it a totally different song.

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Rare Gem: Aaron Hall "Why You Tryin to Play Me" featuring Notorious B.I.G.

Rare Gem: Aaron Hall "Why You Tryin to Play Me" featuring Notorious B.I.G.

YKIGS January 31, 2010 0

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/363.mp3] I’m not sure of the origin of this song or where it was intended to be released, but I remember hearing “Why You Tryin to Play Me” on the radio back in the

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Rare Gems: Kiley Dean “Escape” & Brandy “Escape” (Produced by Timbaland)

Rare Gems: Kiley Dean “Escape” & Brandy “Escape” (Produced by Timbaland)

YKIGS January 30, 2010 3

If you aren’t familiar with Kiley Dean, she was an r&b singer previously signed to Timbaland’s Beat Club Records. Her debut album from 2002 “Simple Girl” was shelved but her debut single “Make Me

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Rare Gem: Jon B. “Get On”

Rare Gem: Jon B. “Get On”

YKIGS January 30, 2010 5

Continuing on the trend of posting up Jon B. songs since the interview, here is another rare unreleased gem. Unfortunately, I do not know the origin of this song, I just found it around

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Rare Gem: Jon B. “Lifting Me Up” (Produced by Hi-Tek)

Rare Gem: Jon B. “Lifting Me Up” (Produced by Hi-Tek)

YKIGS January 29, 2010 2

In our first ever interview with Jon B., he told us about a rare song he did with Hi-Tek called “Lifted”. We were eventually able to track down the song, called “Lifting Me Up”,

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Rare Gem: Musiq Soulchild “Medio Loco” (Half Crazy Remix)

Rare Gem: Musiq Soulchild “Medio Loco” (Half Crazy Remix)

YKIGS January 21, 2010 1

Very rarely do you hear a remix to a song that is so different that you can barely recognize what is a remix to. The original of “Half Crazy” was a mid tempo jam

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