The SoulBack R&B Podcast
The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 103
The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 102

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 102

June 29, 2020

We're back with another #SoulBackPodcast episode. We talk about new music from Brian McKnight, Toni Braxton and Missy Elliott. We also discuss Tank's comments about wanting to do concerts in the midst of this pandemic. We talk about new projects from Sugah, Avant and Jagged Edge and discuss what we should expect from them on their upcoming releases. We also highlight an emerging R&B singer named Jayla Darden who has caught our attention. Lastly we talk about Ja Rule's amazing commercial about gyros.

0:01:24 - Remembering Super Mario Bros. 2
0:03:17 - Ja Rule's commercial about Greek food
0:05:30 - True/False: The hardest working artists are the ones that get to the top
0:15:20 - Our thoughts on Brian McKnight's final album "Exodus"
0:23:30 - Is this really Brian McKnight's last album?
0:28:50 - Our thoughts on Toni Braxton and Missy Elliott's "Do It"
0:37:10 - Addressing Avant's health rumors
0:38:20 - What does pre-ordering an album mean in 2020?
0:41:50 - Jagged Edge has pushing their album back for a whole year now
0:47:55 - Our thoughts on Jayla Darden's new song "Demonstration"
0:49:15 - SoulBack Track Of The Day: Tweet - Call Me and new EP with her girl group Sugah.
0:51:50 - Playa Please Award: Kanye West's new shoes, artists wanting to have concerts during the COVID-19 pandemic

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 101

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 101

June 23, 2020

We are back with another episode of the SoulBack R&B podcast. This week we had major album releases from Teyana Taylor and John Legend so we gave our thoughts on both. Teyana had a lot of social media buzz for this album so we see if it lives up the hype. The John Legend album didn’t have as much buzz but we will see if the popular R&B singer was able to deliver another solid album. We also talk about singles released on Juneteenth from the likes of Beyonce and H.E.R. We also talk about the new Trey Songz record. We also discuss Keyshia Cole reuniting with Ron Fair and debate which Hip Hop label has the best R&B artists.

0:00:40 – Are fish considered wet or dry when they’re underwater?
0:03:00 – Our thoughts on Teyana Taylor’s “The Album”
0:09:30 – Is a 10 song project considered an album or an EP?
0:11:22 – Our thoughts on John Legend’s new album “Bigger Love”
0:16:15 – Will Justine Skye breakthrough as an artist with the new Timbaland EP?
0:18:10 – New music from Beyonce, H.E.R., Trey Songz, Q Parker
0:23:45 – The John Legend/Alicia Keys Verzuz Battles
0:31:20 – Keyshia Cole is working with Ron Fair again?!
0:39:48 – #SoulBack Track Of The Day: Keyshia Cole – (I Just Want It) To Be Over
0:43:06 – Playa Please Award: Dating someone way younger, PARTYNEXTDOOR think he’s R&B???
0:49:00 – Which Hip Hop label that has created the best R&B music?

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 100

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 100

June 14, 2020

We just celebrated our 100th episode! Take a listen to and relive some of our favorite SoulBack moments including episodes with special guests J. Holiday, Mr. Dalvin and Case. We reflect on the podcast and talk about how we got started with it. We also touch on some current events including new music from Chloe x Halle, Tank, Avant and K-Ci Hailey. We also talk about the upcoming battle with John Legend and Alicia Keys. Lastly we talk about the major changes that are happening with the GRAMMY's. Check out the new episode!

0:00:40 - Celebrating 100 episodes
0:04:05 - When you take a shower, are you facing the water or away from the water?
0:06:44 - How the SoulBack podcast got started
0:13:37 - The challenges of booking guests
0:19:30 - Reviewing some statements we made a few years back about R&B
0:33:30 - Our thoughts on Chloe X Halle's new album "Ungodly Hour"
0:36:00 - Should artists put out music during this pandemic?
0:39:00 - Our thoughts on Tank's new EP "Worth The Wait"
0:43:00 - John Legend's upcoming album and his VERZUZ battle with Alicia Keys
0:47:15 - New Music from Avant and K-Ci Hailey
0:52:05 - Our thoughts on the changes with the GRAMMY's
0:58:55 - Playa Please Award: Beyonce is going to play Storm in the Marvel movies

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 99 (Special Guest Zeplyn Tillman)

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 99 (Special Guest Zeplyn Tillman)

May 31, 2020

We are back with another SoulBack podcast. This week we bring back our good friend and special guest Zeplyn Tillman from Neo Elite. We start off the podcast talking about the tragedy of George Floyd and what we will be doing to help. We also talk about new music releases from Ro James, Ne-Yo and Robin Thicke. We also talk about "Exodus" being Brian McKnight's last album and what that means for R&B. We also talk about the most recent 112 and Jagged Edge battle and how they should have used that opportunity to release new music. We do another fun R&B trivia for everyone and also analyze the lyrics for "Let's Get Married" by Jagged Edge as some people are saying it's a song about settling.

0:00:50 - Supporting The #BlackLivesMatter movement and making sure we do our part
0:03:55 - Top fast food restaurants in America
0:06:22 - Should R&B artists be using Verzuz battles to launch new albums?
0:13:30 - Brian McKnight announces his final album
0:22:05 - Our thoughts on Ne-Yo's new record Jeremih "U 2 Luv"
0:26:00 - Urban AC is a mess right now
0:33:25 - Our thoughts on Ro James' new album "MANTIC"
0:41:09 - Lucky Daye's new record with Babyface
0:44:30 - R&B Trivia: 2000's edition
0:51:41 - Playa Please Award: People thinking Jagged Edge's "Let's Get Married" is about settling, DMX vs Lloyd Banks
1:03:00 - #SoulBack Track Of The Day: Ella Mai - Boo'd Up

Steve “Stone” Huff Interview: Producing Hits for Avant, Joe, KeKe Wyatt, First Placement, Solo Album

Steve “Stone” Huff Interview: Producing Hits for Avant, Joe, KeKe Wyatt, First Placement, Solo Album

May 27, 2020

We recently caught up with producer / songwriter Steve "Stone" Huff for an interview on Instagram Live. During our conversation, we talked about how he helped introduce Avant, his work on his debut album "My Thoughts", having him collaborate with Keke Wyatt, working on Avant's "Ecstasy" and "Private Room" albums, creating Joe's hit song "Treat Her Like a Lady", and much more.

Bobby V. Interview: New Single & Label, Signing Artists, “Sunday Dinner” Album, Mista Memories

Bobby V. Interview: New Single & Label, Signing Artists, “Sunday Dinner” Album, Mista Memories

May 27, 2020

We recently had the opportunity to interview Bobby V. on Instagram Live. During our conversation, we talked about his new label Veltree Music Group and the new artists he signed, where is he discovering talent, his upcoming album "Sunday Dinner", memories from the Millennium Tour, reflections of Mista, and creating his debut album.

Link Interview: Reflecting On “Sex Down” Album, Infamous 69 Line & Writing “My Body” by LSG

Link Interview: Reflecting On “Sex Down” Album, Infamous 69 Line & Writing “My Body” by LSG

May 25, 2020

We had a chance to interview 90’s R&B singer Link. Some may remember him as he came out with the hit single “Whatcha Gone Do?” along with the very underrated album “Sex Down” back in 1998. However, some may not know that he co-wrote the classic LSG record “My Body”.

We also touch on his sophomore album “Creepin” which he put out independently in 2008. We talked about the challenges for an artist to release music when they’re no longer signed to a major label.

Lastly, YouKnowIGotSoul also caught up with Link to find out what he’s up today and whether he plans on releasing hew music in 2020. Watch the video for the full interview!

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 98

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 98

May 25, 2020

SoulBack is back with a new episode. On this album we talk about new music from Lloyd, Mary J. Blige, Teyana Taylor and Ro James. We also discuss the upcoming battle with 112 and Jagged Edge. We also talk about the controversy going on 112's breakup and why people are so upset at only two members still being part of the group. We also talk about potential battle candidates for Missy Elliott which includes Busta Rhymes and Pharrell. We look at upcoming album releases from Ro James and Teyana Taylor. Lastly we debate whether Boyz II Men is the best group of the 90's. Check us out!

0:00:47 - Playa Please Award: Keith Sweat's commercial with 21 Savage
0:04:39 - Keith's online concert series with 112, Next and many more
0:07:15 - Who's going to win the versus battle: 112 or Jagged Edge?
0:12:34 - Trolls pretending like they just found out 112 broke up
0:16:00 - Our thoughts on Lloyd's new song "Slow Wine Bass Line"
0:21:30 - New music from Ro James and Mary J. Blige
0:23:55 - Social media's harsh comments about Kandi's vocals
0:27:45 - Does Missy Elliott have anyone she can face in these Versus battles?
0:31:42 - Playa Please Award: Monica's personal photographer taking photos of her at a funeral
0:33:55 - Looking ahead to Teyana Taylor's new album coming out in June
0:41:34 - SoulBack Track Of The Day: Beenie Man - Girls Dem Sugar (featuring Mya)
0:42:50 - Playa Please Award: Doja Cat fails to follow through with her promise
0:46:35 - Is Boyz II Men the best group of the 90's?

Jon B. Interview: “Bonafide” Album 25th Anniversary, Upcoming New Music

Jon B. Interview: “Bonafide” Album 25th Anniversary, Upcoming New Music

May 22, 2020

We recently caught up with the legendary Jon B. for an interview on Instagram Live. During our conversation, we discussed his impactful single “Understand” with Donell Jones, memories of creating his debut album “Bonafide” upon it’s 25th Anniversary, developing his writing and producing skills as a kid, the new album he’s been working on, and much more! Check out what he had to say below.