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2:35: Ashanti’s upcoming album
6:23: 112’s upcoming album
15:50: Bryson Tiller’s sampling of 90’s R&B music
21:50: Is Jhene Aiko the R&B savior?
27:19: Culture vultures in R&B
31:25: LaFace Records legacy
38:45: Prediction On R&B Music 5 Years From Now
47:05: R&B Hall Of Fame nominations: Tamia, Chris Brown and H-Town
1:06:50: Love letters feature
R&B was very slow this week, but we’re still here to bring you some entertainment. We first talk about Ashanti’s upcoming album as she announced on social media recently that she’s completed recording the project. We also talk about 112’s upcoming album which is set to come out in October on eOne. We predict whether the comeback will be a success for them and we also discuss what we can expect from the project. Afterwards we talk about Bryson Tiller’s new album and the samples that he used on the album. We also touch on the new trendy singles from Ledisi and Stokley Williams.
Afterwards we talk about Jhene Aiko’s new single “While We’re Young” and where she fits into today’s landscape of R&B. We also talk about the new R&B/Hip Hop influenced records from Pop acts such as One Direction, Miley Cyrus and Adele. We talk about whether they hurt the culture by borrowing sounds from the genre. We then get into a conversation about LaFace Records and some of the great things that came from the era of Babyface and LA Reid. We also look at R&B 5 years from now and try to predict what will be happening in the genre. For our hall of fame discussion, we talk about Tamia, Chris Brown and H-Town.