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The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 50 (featuring Black & Smoke of Playa and Dru Hill)

We celebrate episode #50 of our SoulBack R&B Podcast by bringing in our family Digital Black and Smoke E. Digglera of the group Playa. The duo along with the late Static Major were responsible for creating classics for the likes…

Rare Gem: Playa – Joy (Early Version)

Here is an early version of the Playa record “Joy” which was recorded during the group’s time in Devante Swing’s Bassment crew. People might recognize this song as the final version with Ginuwine appears on Timbaland & Magoo’s album “Welcome…

Rare Gem: Playa – More Than A Woman (Bee Gees Remake)

90’s r&b music had a rich history packed with plenty of superstar male & female groups. They helped contribute to why that decade is considered one of the golden eras of the genre. One group who has gone highly overlooked…

New Music: Digital Black (of Playa) “World Premiere” Featuring Feeniks

Digital Black is finally back with a new song. No word on whether a project is in the works for the “Cheers 2 U” singer.

Interview: Digital Black Talks “Don’t Think They Know”, Aaliyah, Chris Brown, Playa Legacy

There has been a lot of buzz surrounding Chris Brown’s new single “Don’t Think They Know’ featuring the late Aaliyah. Of course fans of Aaliyah would already know that the song is actually a remake of the record she originally…

New Music

Digital Black “We’re Almost There” Featuring Static Major

[audio:] Digital Black (of Playa) is currently in the studio working on a new project. This song, which features the late Static Major, is one of the first songs we’ve heard from Black since his “Autobiography of Benjamin Bush” album….

Editor Pick: Playa “Birthday” (Produced by Timbaland)

[audio:] Happy Birthday to Static Major! He would have been 37 today.

Classic Vibe: Kelly Price & Friends “Love Sets You Free” (2000)

Take some of the most talented artists from one label, add two great producers and what do you come up with? An incredible collaboration like this! This song was included as a bonus track on Kelly’s sophomore album, Mirror Mirror….

Editor Pick: Playa “All the Way” (Produced by Timbaland)

[audio:] Due to their relationship as part of DeVante Swing’s Da Bassment, Playa and Timbaland worked almost exclusively together on the group’s debut album in 1998. Here is a stand out track from the album that perfectly showcases classic Timbaland…

SMOKE~N~BIG “Mr. Right Now” (feat. Playa)