For Some Reason Keyshia Cole Hates Us - YouKnowIGotSoul R&B Podcast Episode #40

February 17, 2017

0:37: Singers who can’t actually sing
10:25: 90’s R&B groups that don’t get enough love
13:35: Keyshia Cole’s new project
18:56: Keyshia Cole blocked us on Twitter?
20:50: Veterans incorporating trap music in their songs
25:08: Trey Songz new dating TV show on VH1
31:12: Ranking Mariah Carey’s discography
54:55: Success of the New Edition biopic
1:01:15: Food discussion

Tom is away for this episode, but Edd is back to give you the real. We start off the podcast by discussing a list we found online that talked about singers that can’t actually sing. Some of the artists on the list included Alicia Keys, John Legend and Edd’s favorite artist Keith Sweat. We also discuss why some of these artists don’t deserve to be on the list. Afterwards we talk about 90’s R&B groups and why it’s hard to show everyone love on their podcast. We’ve heard some complaints that we don’t talk enough about groups like H-Town, but there’s only so much that we can talk about in an hour each week.

We also talk about Keyshia Cole’s new single “You” featuring French Montana and Remy Ma. We talk about the expectations that we have for her upcoming project after the disappointment that was her last release “Point of No Return”. Kyle brings up that Keyshia Cole randomly blocked us on Twitter, so we try to figure out what we did.

Afterwards we talk about the reunion of 112. On their Instagram page, they previewed a song that sounded like trap music so Edd goes on a rant about veterans trying to record with the trap sound. We talk about Missy Elliott’s new single “I’m Better” and why having the Migos on the song wouldn’t be a good idea.

We take some time to rank Mariah Carey’s discography from worst to best. Edd actually wrote a whole post about her discography, so we give you the condensed version on the site. From albums like “Glitter” to “Music Box”, we highlight the best and weak parts of each album. You’ll have to find out for yourself where we rank each album.

For the food discussion, we talk about all day McDonalds breakfast and how it’s finally becoming a thing in Canada.



Following The Trends in R&B Music - YouKnowIGotSoul R&B Podcast Episode #39

February 8, 2017


2:25: New Mariah Carey single “I Don’t”
4:46: Legends trying to cater to a younger generation
6:06: Incorporating current Hip Hop/Trap artists into R&B songs
9:24: Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige on Urban AC format today
14:20: Evolution vs trends
16:11: Timbaland’s contribution to the genre
22:25: The emergence of Trap music in R&B
24:00: New Edition biopic on BET
25:35: Bell Biv DeVoe’s latest album “Three Stripes”
27:09: Musiq Soulchild’s latest single “Simple Things” and label situation
32:12: The emergence of new artist Kevin Ross and his single “Long Song Away”
34:45: Food discussion

There’s nothing better to talk about than old and new R&B music with the YouKnowIGotSoul team. We start off the podcast talking about the new Mariah Carey single “I Don’t” which samples Donell Jones’ classic song “Where I Wanna Be”. Afterwards we talk about artists such as Mariah Carey, Usher (“No Limit”) and Mary J. Blige (“Thick Of It”) who have attempted to adapt to the music today. The purpose is to cater to the younger generation, so we discuss whether it’s necessary for legends to even do that.

Speaking of adapting to the music industry, we talk about the key differences between a trend in music versus the genre evolving. We view New Jack Swing as a trend (a very good one) based on its short longevity. We also dissect Timbaland’s contributions in R&B to see if his sound would be considered a trend or not. Lastly we talk about the inclusion of Hip Hop into R&B and how that has affected the genre as evidenced by the influx of trap music on the radio right now.

We also discuss some new music that has come out from the likes of Bell Biv Devoe (“Three Stripes” album), Musiq Soulchild(“Simple Things”) and Omarion. We also talk about an album that we are looking forward to this year which is Kevin Ross’ debut “The Awakening”. The project is set to come out on Motown Records in March.



If The Love Isn’t Like 90’s R&B, We Don’t Want It – YouKnowIGotSoul R&B Podcast Episode #38

January 22, 2017

1:13: People missing 90's R&B
3:45: The art of slow jams
8:21: The legacy of TLC and their upcoming album
13:10: Transition from the 90's to the 2000's
15:35: The lack of 90's influence in today's music
18:13: Ten albums that impacted our teenage life and are they all classics?
37:00: Chrisette Michele's performance at President Trump's inauguration and the backlash
44:00: Food discussion

We are back with another podcast! The other week Twitter was going crazy about 90's R&B and it proved to everyone that there will be another era like that in music. We talk about the impact of 90's R&B and what we miss about that time. We highlight some of our favorite albums which include Avant, Usher, Mario and Donell Jones. We also talk about the legacy of TLC and what their plans on in the near future. We bring up Chrisette Michele and what the performance at President Trump's inauguration means for her career. Lastly we talk about Chicken Nuggets and try to determine which fast food restaurant makes the best ones.


R&B Has Some Big Problems In 2017 – YouKnowIGotSoul R&B Podcast Episode #37

January 7, 2017

1:06: Mariah Carey lipsync fiasco
5:47: Mariah's upcoming tour with Lionel Richie  
8:02: The return of Trey Songz braids
14:45: Chris Brown's boxing match with Soulja Boy
19:25: Chris Brown's decline as an artist
32:25: Social media's effect on R&B
45:32: New R&B releases in 2017
49:40: Pharrell's image now versus 10 years ago
52:00: Food discussion


Happy new years to everyone! We are back with a new podcast for you. First off, rest in peace to the legendary George Michael. We start off the podcast talking about Mariah Carey's NYE fiasco and the impacts that it'll have on her career. We also talk about her upcoming tour with Lionel Richie. We also talk about Trey Songz' latest incident as well as the return of his braids. We discuss his hairstyle and how that will coincide with his upcoming album "Tremaine" which is set to come out later this year. We chat about the Chris Brown/Souja Boy foolery going on and what that means for R&B and Hip Hop. We also discuss Chris Brown's inability to stay out of trouble and how much it is hurting his career. Lastly we talk about the effect that social media has on the genre of R&B as people are skimming songs nowadays.


The Best R&B Albums of 2016 – YouKnowIGotSoul R&B Podcast Episode #36

December 14, 2016

We’re at the end of the year, so it’s time to talk about some of our favorite R&B albums of 2016. Edd lists some of his favorite albums including Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Maxwell. Kyle and Tom also list out some of their favorite albums on YouKnowIGotSoul which includes the likes of Tweet, Monica and Musiq Soulchild. We also talk about some of the albums we were disappointed in this year including Fantasia, Usher and Alicia Keys. We also talk some more about Mya’s Grammy nomination for her album “Smoove Jones”. Lastly we talk about some of our Neptunes produced R&B records including Kelis’ “Caught Out There”.


2016 R&B Was Not Grammy Worthy – YouKnowIGotSoul R&B Podcast Episode #35

December 11, 2016



The Grammy nominations just came out yesterday, so we take some time to look at each category. We also point out some of the biggest snubs in the R&B category including Tweet and Monica. We also look into the process of getting nominated at the Grammy’s. We also talk R&B in 2016 and voice our displeasure with it as this might be the worst year in terms of quality of R&B. We also look forward to some new projects including Lloyd’s EP “Tru” as well as upcoming albums by Sevyn Streeter and Mary J. Blige.


Can Bruno Mars save R&B? – YouKnowIGotSoul R&B Podcast Episode #34

November 21, 2016

We are back with a brand new episode of our R&B podcast to give you the real on Bruno Mars' new album "24K Magic" which just came out Friday. The project has a very heavy early 90's vibe to it, so we try to figure out if it will bring back R&B to the radio. We also discuss the longevity of new albums these days. Our guest Lachele claims that most people only listen to new albums for about a month before they go back to the old stuff.

We also rank our top 5 male and female vocalists. Artists such as Eric Benet, Brian McKnight, Faith Evans and Kelly Price appear to be names that top everyone's list.


The Death of the R&B Group – YouKnowIGotSoul R&B Podcast Episode #33 (Special Guest Digital Black of Playa)

November 14, 2016

We're back with another podcast. It's been a minute since we had a special guest, so we decided to reach out to Digital Black of the R&B group Playa. If you don't remember them, they had the hit single "Cheers 2U" and they also wrote songs for the likes of Aaliyah, Ginuwine and Nicole Wray. We started off the podcast by talking about Da Bassment and all of the artists that came from that camp. We also talk about Timbaland's impact on R&B and whether it had a negative impact on the genre.

We also talk about some of the R&B artists who have gotten forgotten like Tevin Campbell and Al B. Sure. We discuss whether the impact of Jodeci and Mary J. Blige had a part in a lot of the New Jack Swing artists fading away. We talk the lack of R&B groups and slow jams in today's industry. We also talk about Joe's new album and whether it passed the YouKnowIGotSoul review.

For the food discussion, we discuss fried chicken and whether KFC is at the the top of anyone's list. Being that Digital Black is from Kentucky, you would expect him to say yes but stay tuned.


The Greatness and Inconsistency of Alicia Keys – YouKnowIGotSoul R&B Podcast Episode #32

November 7, 2016

Alicia Keys' new album "Here" is finally out and as always, we're here to give you the real on the album. We talk about the promotion behind the album, the omission of the lead single "In Common" and the disappointing first week sales. The album is projected to sell 33-38k which is a huge drop off from her last album. We also try to figure out how Solange has managed to sell more than the 2000's superstars Alicia Keys and Usher.

We also talk about Tinashe's new mixtape "Nightride" and her journey being on RCA records since signing with them a few years back. We've seen her going in a lot of different directions so we try to figure out what the best lane for is right now. Afterwards we talk about some of the new R&B releases that have come out this year including the chart topping single "Thick Of It" by Mary J. Blige and the new Bruno Mars joint "Versace On The Floor" which sounds like it's straight from 1991. We also briefly debate whether Bruno Mars could possible bring R&B back.


End Of An Era With Joe Thomas’ Potential Retirement – YouKnowIGotSoul R&B Podcast Episode #31

October 29, 2016

YouKnowIGotSoul is back to bring you the latest in R&B. We start off the podcast by talking about Joe’s potential retirement. He mentioned to us in an interview that his upcoming album “My Name Is Joe Thomas” may be his last because of low album sales across the board for R&B. We also talk about Alicia Keys’ upcoming album “Here” which is set to come out next week. The release is a surprise to us as there hasn’t been any buzz for the album. We then get into our discussion about Usher and his decision to release “No Limit”.

We also talk about some recent R&B releases such as Solange’s surprise album, Bobby V’s movie soundtrack, Eric Benet project as well as After 7’s return to the industry. One song we highlighted on the After 7 album is “Runnin’ Out”. We touch on some other news going on in R&B right now such as the 112 comeback and Sevyn Streeter’s recent national anthem incident at the Philadelphia 76ers game.

Finally we talk about some of our favorite Halloween candies as well as the ones that we hate. Pink starbursts all the way.