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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…

Editor Pick: Playa – One Man Woman (featuring Aaliyah)

When DeVante Swing assembled the talent he did in Da Bassment, it’s really not clear if he knew what he had on his hands. Many of those artists would go on to have long and successful careers, and many are…

Exclusive: G.No “Left U a Message” featuring Playa (Static, Smokey & Black)

YouKnowIGotSoul is proud to premiere new music from G.No featuring all three members of Playa: Static, Smokey & Black. We’ve featured G.No’s music in the past, he’s a latin singer signed to Smoke E. Digglera. In the past he’s collaborated…

Smoke E. Digglera “One in a Million” (Aaliyah Cover)

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YouKnowIGotSoul Presents Anatomy of a Hot Song: The Creation of Playa’s “If U Scared, Say U Scared”

Though this song was never actually recorded in the studio by Playa, it has become a phenomenon amongst music fans. Not only does it showcase the true talents of Playa, but the song was also sampled by Drake on the…

Rare Gem: Playa & Yaushameen “The World Is Mine” (Produced by Willy Will)

Check out our interview with Willy Will as he talks about this song and much more.

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

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/2115.mp3] 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:http://www.ykigs.com/1506.mp3] 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…