We are back with another episode of the #SoulBackPodcast. This week we interview R&B artist and one of our personal favorites Bridget Kelly. She has had quite an interesting journey in her career as she started off with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation team before moving to the independent route. She comes from the 2012-2015 era which we deemed as the toughest years for an R&B artist, so we get her perspective on that time. We also talk about her new EP “The Great Escape” and her transition as an indie artist. On our end we talk about new music from Johnny Gill, Jhene Aiko, Usher and much more. We also talk about Aaliyah’s legacy while factoring in the recent R Kelly legal case as well as the fact that her music isn’t streamable on all major platforms.
0:00:05 – McDonald’s dropped a new chicken sandwich
0:02:45 – Remembering songwriter producer/songwriter LaShawn Daniels
0:06:27 – Our thoughts on Johnny Gill’s “Game Changer II” album
0:09:25 – Reviewing new music from Usher, Mahalia, Ella Mai and Jhene Aiko
0:17:35 – Are the following artists big in the South?
0:20:00 – Fantasia’s “Sketchbook” album cover
0:24:42 – Looking at guest artists on Tank’s new album “Elevation” including Shawn Stockman, Luke James and JoJo
0:26:25 – Is Aaliyah’s legacy going to take a hit due to the lack of visibility on streaming platforms and #MuteRKelly movement?
0:32:40 – Bridget Kelly joins us on the #SoulBackPodcast
0:33:58 – Celebrating on Toni Braxton’s debut album
0:39:32 – The dreadful R&B era from 2012-2015
0:44:23 – Reflecting on conflict with Frank Ocean over the song “Thinking About You/Thinking About Forever”.
0:48:15 – The lack of awareness when it comes to new R&B albums
0:54:20 – Being completely honest and vulnerable when recording songs
0:57:16 – Our honest review on Bridget Kelly’s new song “Lucky You”
1:01:20 – Did Love & Hip Hop benefit her career?
1:05:53 – SoulBack Track Of The Day: Michael Jackson – You Rock My World
1:07:30 – Playa Please Award: Nicki Minaj’s 24 hour retirement, Chance The Rapper thanking Offset for manning up, Popeyes is telling us to bring our own bread for the sandwiches, #HotGirlSummer
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