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The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 60 (featuring Salaam Remi)

We are back with another #SoulBackPodcast episode. This week we interview Salaam Remi. the legendary producer has worked with everyone in the game from Nas, Amy Winehouse and Miguel. He also produced one of our favorite songs last year which is Tamia’s “Leave It Smokin'”. We pick his brain on his approach to R&B as well as discuss his chemistry with some of his collaborators. We also ask him about what it’s like making R&B music in today’s era. On our end we talk about new music from Tank, BJ the Chicago Kid and The Bonfyre. We also touch on the new direction that Tank has been going in with his music over the last few years and debate whether Urban AC radio is still needed for an R&B artist. Check out this week of the podcast as it’s a good one as usual!

0:01:38: Our exchange on Twitter with Tank and his new single “I Don’t Think You’re Ready”
0:08:05: Our thoughts on BJ the Chicago Kid’s “1123” album
0:11:03: Does going number one on Urban AC even matter these days?
0:15:30: New music from The Bonfyre, PJ Morton and Jessie Woo
0:20:45: Q Parker (formerly of 112) has a new deal with eOne
0:23:26: Salaam Remi joins the #SoulBackPodcast
0:26:30: Creating “Leave It Smokin'” with Tamia
0:28:45: Working with Miguel
0:31:45: Emptying his hard drive for the fans
0:35:05: His vision for Jordin Sparks when they started working together
0:38:40: Wanting artists to push him creatively and his early beginnings
0:43:25: Is it realistic to expect 90’s R&B to come back?
0:47:05: The story behind “Cherry Wine” with Nas and Amy Winehouse, “Lions, Tigers and Bears” by Jazmine Sullivan,
0:50:15: Songs that never came out due to label politics like 10 Ne-Yo songs
0:56:10: SoulBack Track Of The Day: Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men – One Sweet Day
0:58:18: Playa Please Awards: Tom’s chicken wings, R. Kelly requesting a computer in jail to finish his album, Michael Jackson and the VMA Vanguard award

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