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New Music: Janet Jackson & Musiq Soulchild – Times Flies (DJ Aktive Remix)

Although he’s deep into assisting Janet Jackson all over the country on her State of the Nation tour, DJ Aktive finds time for the creation of a special remix. He taps long time collaborator Musiq Soulchild to create a remix…

New Music: DJ Aktive & Musiq Soulchild – It Is What It Is (Produced by Ivan Barias)

It’s a Philly reunion on the new DJ Aktive single “It Is What It Is”, which sees him collaborating with Musiq Soulchild and producer Ivan Barias. Musiq and Aktive previously worked together over the course of their careers, notably on…

New Music: BriaMarie – Love the Way We Argue (Produced by Carvin & Ivan)

Emerging r&b star BriaMarie has just released her latest single “Love the Way We Argue” produced by legendary duo Carvin & Ivan. The new song sports a hip hop and r&b feel, which sets the stage for her lush vocals…

Rare Gem: Miguel “IfULeave” (Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige Demo)

Years before he would go on to become one of the biggest stars in r&b music, Miguel was actual a successful writer for many across the industry. His songwriting credits include songs for Usher, John Legend, Beyonce and more. One…

YouKnowIGotSoul R&B Draft 2016 Featuring Brian Angel (From DAY26), Bryan-Michael Cox, Carvin Haggins & Case

YouKnowIGotSoul has partnered up with some of R&B’s biggest names as well as some music experts for the first ever R&B draft. With so many great R&B acts that came out of the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s, wouldn’t it be…

New Video: BriaMarie – Crazy Love (Produced by Carvin & Ivan)

Philly songstress BriaMarie releases her explosive new video for current single “Crazy Love”. The song was produced by the legendary, Grammy-winning, multiplatinum production duo Carvin & Ivan, who have worked with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Will Smith, Chris Brown,…

New Music: BriaMarie – Rather Be (Produced by Carvin & Ivan)

Emerging Philly songstress BriaMarie partners up with the legendary production duo Carvin & Ivan for her brand new single “Rather Be”. Known for being versatile between rapping and singing, the singer shows off her vocal abilities on the breezy summer…

YouKnowIGotSoul R&B Podcast Episode #21 (Special Guest Ivan Barias)

Ivan Barias is the special guest for this week’s edition of the podcast. You may know him as one half of the prodution duo Carvin & Ivan. Together they’ve played a huge part in introducing the world to Neo Soul…

Rare Gem: Chris Brown “So Glad” (featuring Ne-Yo) (Produced by Carvin & Ivan)

“So Glad” is a currently unreleased song by r&b star Chris Brown which was recorded around the time of his self titled debut album back in 2005. The song was actually included as a bonus track on some versions of…

Musiq Soulchild’s “Halfcrazy” Was Originally Meant For Another Artist

“Halfcrazy” is one of Musiq Soulchild’s most popular hits, but did you know the song was actually meant for Jazz from Dru Hill? The producers Carvin & Ivan tell us the story behind that song and how it eventually ended…