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Rare Gem: Mya "Fallen" (Remix) featuring Pharcyde (Produced by Ron Fair)

Rare Gem: Mya "Fallen" (Remix) featuring Pharcyde (Produced by Ron Fair)

YKIGS May 6, 2010 0

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/649.mp3] Something that gets on my nerves is when an artist records a song with a beat or chorus that samples a classic hip hop song, they have a perfect opportunity presented to them

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Rare Gem: Jon B.”Hot Tonight” featuring Eve

Rare Gem: Jon B.”Hot Tonight” featuring Eve

YKIGS May 2, 2010 2

“Hot Tonight” is a currently unreleased song by Jon B. featuring Eve that surfaced around the time when he was releasing his album “Helpless Romantic&#

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Rare Gem: Jermaine Paul “Ready to Fall in Love”

Rare Gem: Jermaine Paul “Ready to Fall in Love”

YKIGS April 27, 2010 0

I was introduced to Jermaine Paul’s music by a reader of the blog, and I must say I’m impressed! Just another reason I love doing this blog, it gives me the opportunity to interact

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Rare Gem: Mark Middleton "I Do"

Rare Gem: Mark Middleton "I Do"

YKIGS April 25, 2010 1

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/620.mp3] As a request from a site reader Tyler, here is Mark Middleton’s “I Do.” The song was featured in the movie “The Brothers” during the wedding scene at the end but for whatever

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Rare Gem: Aaliyah "Girlfriends" featuring Yaushameen

Rare Gem: Aaliyah "Girlfriends" featuring Yaushameen

YKIGS April 19, 2010 1

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/597.mp3] Here is the story I found behind this song courtesy of Last.fm: Timbaland and Playa’s record label, Blackground Records, was equally impressed and signed Yaushameen to a solo deal. She was ready to

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EXCLUSIVE Rare Gem: E.T. Selfish “Danc’n” featuring Aaliyah

EXCLUSIVE Rare Gem: E.T. Selfish “Danc’n” featuring Aaliyah

YKIGS April 15, 2010 1

“Danc’n” is a song by a hip hop group called ET Selfish that featured Aaliyah. The song was recorded during the time when Aaliyah’s self titled and final album was being mixed in L.A.

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Rare Gem: Fundisha “You Make Me” (Produced by Jermaine Dupri)

Rare Gem: Fundisha “You Make Me” (Produced by Jermaine Dupri)

YKIGS April 14, 2010 0

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/586.mp3] You might remember Fundisha from the moderate hit she had called “Livin the Life” back in the early 00’s. She was actually the first singer/songwriter signed to Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def record

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Rare Gems: Rell "Say It Aint So" & Musiq Soulchild “Say It Aint So” (Produced by Mike City)

Rare Gems: Rell "Say It Aint So" & Musiq Soulchild “Say It Aint So” (Produced by Mike City)

YKIGS March 21, 2010 1

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/511.mp3] [audio:http://www.ykigs.com/512.mp3] As I brought to the attention of Rell in the interview, Musiq at some point re-recorded his song “Say It Aint So.” After with speaking with Rell, I’m able to put the

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Rare Gems: Aaries "All I Ever" & "Your Woman"

Rare Gems: Aaries "All I Ever" & "Your Woman"

YKIGS March 17, 2010 3

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/497.mp3] [audio:http://www.ykigs.com/498.mp3] I mentioned I was going to feature this group and a couple of their unreleased singles, so here they are. The group came up out of Philadelphia and eventually branched on with

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Rare Gem: Playa "Ride 4 Me"

Rare Gem: Playa "Ride 4 Me"

YKIGS March 16, 2010 0

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/496.mp3] Another song that was mentioned in the interview with Digital Black. What’s interesting are the comments Black made about Usher hearing this song and possibly stealing the idea to make the song “I

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