Rare Gems

Rare Gem: Chante Moore – Everyday

For today’s rare gem feature, we’ve uncovered a song by Chante Moore that many may have overlooked called “Everyday”. The song was included as a Japan only bonus track on her third solo album “This Moment is Mine” released back…

Rare Gem: Joe – I’m In Luv (The Hype Remix)

With all of the success and legendary legacy that Joe has achieved over the years, he’s got one quirky distinction that sets him apart from his peers. Not only have many overlooked his debut album, but there are many that…

Rare Gem: Keith Sweat – Just a Touch (Stevie J’s Bad Boy Remix)

Looking back at the late 90’s in hip hop and r&b, the Bad Boy sound dominated the radio. It became so powerful that it began to shift the sound of the r&b genre as a whole, which was no more…

Rare Gem: Tyrese – What Am I Gonna Do (Remix) (featuring G-Dep)

It’s quite possible that Tyrese is the biggest celebrity outside of music that we currently have in r&b. After originally getting his start in modeling, he quickly began a successful career in music before just as rapidly transitioning into acting…

Rare Gems: Dave Hollister – Gotcha Back & All I Need (featuring Erick Sermon & Redman)

There is little debate that Dave Hollister is one of the premiere vocalists of his generation. His powerful, churchy vocal style is a great embodiment for where many of the 90’s r&b stars developed from; the church itself. Following a…

Rare Gem: Babyface & Toni Braxton – Give U My Heart (Soft Mix)

Babyface and Toni Braxton’s collaborative album “Love, Marriage & Divorce” in 2014 was certainly a triumphant coming together of two artists who had extensive history. The lead up to the album caused plenty of excitement among r&b lovers, and the…

Rare Gem: Michael Jackson – Remember the Time (Teddy Riley Solo Version)

Wow, who knew stuff like this even existed! This is probably one of the rarest finds we’ve ever come across, what appears to be an in studio vocal mix of Teddy Riley creating Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time”. In this…

Rare Gem: Brandy – I’m Yours (Piano Remix)

One of the reasons we loved 90’s r&b so much was that the music had feeling, and made us feel. Music that made you stop what you were doing to sing along, and music that gave you goosebumps. Pure talent….

Rare Gem: Nicole Wray – Regrets (featuring Jay-Z)

Nicole Wray certainly has been through a lot in the music industry. She originally signed to Missy Elliott’s The Goldmind record label as just a teen, where she released her cult classic debut “Make it Hot”. Although her sophomore album…

Rare Gem: R. Kelly – Your Body’s Callin (Unreleased Remix)

There is little denying that R. Kelly established himself as the King of R&B during the 90’s. It all started out with his solo debut album “12 Play”, which is highly regarded as a classic and one of the best…