The SoulBack R&B Podcast
The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 92
The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 91

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 91

March 23, 2020

It's another week of being locked inside and we're bored out of our minds. That means it's time for us to talk R&B again! On this podcast, we talk about new songs from John Legend, dvsn and Tamar Braxton. All three are unique because they sample classic records from Usher, Whitney Houston and Dr.Dre. We discuss what's acceptable when it comes to sampling records that everyone knows. We also touch on Dru Hill's interview on The Breakfast Club and discuss Sisqo's comments about Def Jam not wanting to release his solo album initially. We also get into some R&B trivia as we ask questions that you may or may not get right. Test out your knowledge and if you're able to get a passing score!

0:00:10 - Surviving the quarantined life
0:05:25 - Our thoughts on new singles from John Legend, dvsn and Tamar Braxton sampling old classics
0:11:25 - Did Sisqo's debut album "Unleash The Dragon" turn R&B into Hip Hop?
0:18:10 - R&B artists doing live concerts on Instagram
0:24:04 - Six tough R&B trivia questions for everyone
0:34:05 - When was the last time the best vocalist was the most successful?
0:39:33 - Will there be a new R&B star that appeals to both young and old listeners?
0:44:42 - Who would be in your male and female supergroups?
0:51:28 - SoulBack Album Of The Day: Kiley Dean - Simple Girl
0:56:22 - Playa Please Award: Keri Hilson's Coronavirus/5G network theory, GameStop not closing shop

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 90

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 90

March 15, 2020

This coronavirus has stopped pretty much everything, but luckily the SoulBack podcast is still here! On this episode we talk about new music from K'Jon, Brian McKnight, Kiana Lede and JoJo. We also touch on album pushbacks from Alicia Keys and Bobby V and debate what the best way to announce it to the fans is in 2020. We also talk about the Danity Kane discography and if we look at them as a Pop or R&B group. Lastly we discuss the latest with Dru Hill and decide whether it was the right move for the brand with the Playa inclusion as just the new Dru Hill or whether the brands should have kept separate. Take a listen and let us know what you think!

0:00:05 - Surviving the cornavirus
0:07:30 - K'Jon returns with new song "Live, Love & Laughter"
0:09:20 - Our thoughts on Brian McKnight and Joe's careers
0:30:40 - Our thoughts on JoJo's new song "Man"
0:34:00 - Looking ahead to Kiana Lede's upcoming "KiKi"
0:43:15 - Should Alicia Keys be telling her fans that her album is getting pushed back?
0:52:00 - Our thoughts on independent artist Anna Moore's new EP "The Light"
0:54:33 - Should the Playa member addition to Dru Hill have been branded differently?
0:59:44 - Pick one of these songwriters: Sean Garrett vs The-Dream vs Ne-Yo
1:02:55 - SoulBack Album Of The Day: Danity Kane's debut album

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 89

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 89

March 9, 2020

The #soulbackpodcast is back with another episode! R&B singer Tank caught wind of our previous episode and had some things to say. We went back and forth with him on Twitter regarding the discussion. Listen to what we have to say about the interaction and what we've come to realize from all of this. Along with that we talk about new music from Jhene Aiko, Shawn Stockman, Angelica Villa and Jacquees. We also talk about what about a fan's expectation should be for Brandy's career in 2020. We also talk in depth about the career of Jagged Edge and if they're underappreciated. We also talk about their recent usage of autotune. Lastly we discus whether they should be considered a 90's or 2000's group as they had success in both eras.

0:00:30 - Happy birthday Kyle
0:02:25 - Our Twitter interaction with Tank over last week's episode and our go forward plan
0:18:05 - Our thoughts on Jhene Aiko's "Chilombo"
0:22:30 - Our thoughts on Shawn Stockman's new single "All I Do"
0:25:05 - What should we expect from Brandy's new song "Baby Mama" with Chance The Rapper?
0:32:05 - Jagged Edge defends their autotune usage
0:34:35 - Is Jagged Edge considered a 90's or 2000's group?
0:44:16 - Playa Please Award: Social media jumping to conclusions about Usher's "Confessions 3" song, Justin Bieber's tour being downgraded from stadiums to arenas
0:49:06 - SoulBack Of The Day: Toni Braxton - Just Be A Man About It

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 88

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 88

March 2, 2020

Tank just announced that he’s coming back real R&B! We were super fired up to record this episode because we had lots of thoughts and even more questions. We look at some of Tank’s statements over the last six months and realized he’s flip flopped on this topic a lot. We also talk about Dru Hill’s Unsung episode and discuss where they are today in terms of members. We also talk about new music from Justin Timberlake and Jhene Aiko. We also talk about the return of Ralph Tresvant to music and his upcoming collaboration with Johnny Gill. Lastly we talk about Young M.A.’s tweets that managed to piss off the internet along with Diddy’s claim that he’s bringing back R&B with two new groups. Check out this week’s episode of the #soulbackpodcast.

0:00:17 – JoJo was on a 500 calorie per day diet
0:03:55 – The latest Dru Hill update
0:12:11 – Our thoughts on Justin Timberlake and SZA’s new collaboration “The Other Side”
0:17:00 – Looking forward to Jhene Aiko’s upcoming “Chilombo”
0:21:30 – Do people want a new Ralph Tresvant album?
0:27:45 – New music from RaVaughn and Jade Novah
0:29:40 – What will 112’s new music sound like without two members?
0:37:20 – Does The Husel EP count as part of the Musiq Soulchild discography?
0:40:12 – Young M.A.’s tweets about the state of R&B
0:44:00 – Our thoughts on PJ Morton’s reply and the artists he mentioned
0:48:05 – Tank announces he’s coming back to the R&B we love
0:58:10 – Can Diddy bring R&B back with “Making The Band”?
1:06:40 – SoulBack Track Of The Day: Total – Can’t You See (Featuring Notorious B.I.G.)

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 87

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 87

February 24, 2020

The SoulBack team is back with another episode! With the 2020 Millennium tour coming up, we talked about some of the most popular artists from that era including Omarion and Ne-Yo. We talk about Omarion's new single "Can You Hear Me?" with T-Pain as well as his potential upcoming joint album with Bow Wow. We also talk about Ne-Yo's new song "Pinky Rain" and why we're disappointing in him going in this direction especially with his divorce being publicized. We also talk about new music from Pretty Ricky (who sampled) LSG as well as Musiq's new J-Dilla inspired mixtape. We also discuss the early disasters of the Lovers & Friends festival and why we think this will actually be a success. Lastly we talk about hypothetical moments in R&B such as if Sisqo never went solo and a third Floetry album. Make sure you check us out.

0:00:37 - Boneless Thugs-N-Harmony
0:02:31 - Bow Wow and Omarion are set to do another album together
0:04:15 - Our thoughts on Omarion and T-Pain's new song "Can You Hear Me?"
0:10:40 - Did Omarion reach his full potential as a solo artist?
0:13:45 - Our thoughts on Ne-Yo's new trap single "Pinky Ring"
0:21:20 - New music from Pretty Ricky, Musiq Soulchild and Bilal
0:29:00 - Looking back at key Dru Hill moments over the years
0:40:15 - Does Usher need to call his album "Confessions 2?"
0:43:10 - Will "Lovers & Friends" festival be the next Fyre Fest?
0:48:00 - #SoulBack Track Of The Day: Floetry - Say Yes
0:52:57 - Playa Please Award: T-Pain has a website dedicated to people hating him

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 86

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 86

February 17, 2020

Welcome to the Valentine's day edition of the podcast. We talk about JoJo Hailey's new single "Special", The Lil Duval/Tank/Jacquees sex song and PJ Morton's new album "The Piano Album". We also talk about this rumored Joe/Tyrese EP that's set to come out. We also talk about Mashonda's comeback thanks to her single "King". We give our takes on who this project benefits more. We also debate whether Justin Bieber's "R&Bieber" should be considered R&B music. We also discuss Mya's "fake" marriage and whether it's a good marketing plan. We also talk about Janet Jackson's upcoming tour and album that she announced earlier last week.

0:00:07 - Valentine's day sweets
0:02:15 - Our thoughts on JoJo Hailey's new single "Special"
0:04:40 - None of the Jodeci members liked their last album?!
0:08:38 - Is R&Bieber actually R&B music?
0:15:20 - Our thoughts on PJ Morton's new album "The Piano Album"
0:19:30 - Our review for "Nasty" by Lil Duval, Jacquees and Tank
0:23:25 - Mashonda's comeback single "King" and looking back at "January Joy"
0:29:11 - Joe and Tyrese are creating an EP together
0:33:32 - Who does this collaboration benefit more: Tyrese or Joe?
0:38:00 - Mya got married?!?!?!
0:43:55 - Janet Jackson's upcoming album and tour
0:52:40 - Discussions on recent news involving B2K, Dru Hill and 112
1:02:45 - SoulBack Track Of The Day: Mario - Let Me Love You
1:04:40 - Playa Please Award: 90's veterans not being on the main stage at Essence Festival

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 85

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 85

February 9, 2020

We are back with another episode of the SoulBack R&B podcast. Like we mentioned last week, we would be talking about Luke James and Syleena Johnson's new albums. Both are some of our favorites that have come out this year, so we had to give them some love. We also discuss Dru Hill's single "What You Need" and also the potential group with Nokio and the rest of the guys. We also talk about Mase and Kelis telling everyone on the internet that their publishing was stolen from them due to bad contract that they signed early on. We give our take on how we feel about this from a business perspective as well as morally. We also rank Ginuwine's discography on this episode and discuss Jennifer Lopez's contributions to R&B.

0:00:55 - Dunkaroos are making a comeback!
0:03:04 - Our thoughts on Luke James' new album "To Feel Love/D"
0:06:07 - Our thoughts on Syleena Johnson's new album "Woman"
0:12:40 - Dru Hill's new single "What You Need"
0:20:02 - Monica is working with The Neptunes
0:21:25 - Publishing discussion when it comes to Kelis/The Neptunes and Mase/Diddy
0:32:33 - Was Jennifer Lopez ever considered an R&B artist?
0:35:12 - Why are people coming after J-Lo for using the demo version's background vocals?
0:40:43 - Is there still a demand for new R. Kelly music?
0:45:10 - Who is the R in R&B?
0:49:20 - Ranking Ginuwine's Discography
0:59:13 - SoulBack Track Of The Day: Brian McKnight - Hold Me (featuring Kobe Bryant)

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 84

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 84

February 3, 2020

The Grammy's happened last week but the bigger headline was that they're apparently rigged according to their former CEO. We talk about why we're not surprised about that at all. We also talk about Edd's conversation that he had with someone from the Grammy's when they mentioned that Cardi B deserved to win despite the fact that they hadn't even heard the other albums. Lots of new R&B albums came out, but we didn't get a chance to listen to all of them. We decided to talk about K. Michelle and Kevin Ross' this week and gave our thoughts on those projects. We'll be sure to talk about Luke James and Syleena Johnson next week. We also talk about the success of artists like Robin Thicke and The Bonfyre and whether the blue eyed soul movement still exists.

0:00:27 - The Grammy's are rigged?!
0:02:55 - Edd's Twitter battle with a Grammy committee
0:12:27 - Our thoughts on K. Michelle's new album "All Monster Are Human"
0:16:40 - Will the Country community accept K. Michelle?
0:18:15 - Our thoughts on Kevin Ross' new project "Audacity, Vol 1"
0:26:00 - R&B died when Robin Thicke dropped the "Paula" album apparently
0:30:04 - R&B should be judged based on quality, not skin color
0:34:30 - The Bonfyre has two radio hits but not a lot of buzz on the internet.
0:38:00 - Are people tired of the blue eyed soul movement?

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 83

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 83

January 27, 2020

Lots to talk about this week on the R&B podcast. We start off reflecting on Case's BET episode where he talks about his career. He mentions how his single "Not Your Friend" was sabotaged by Def Jam so that radio would play another artist, so we try to figure out who that artist is. We also look into new music from the likes of Jhene Aiko, Kiana Lede and Missy Elliott. We also try to figure out what's going on with Usher's new single with Ella Mai as it appears to be stalling on Urban Ac already. Lastly we look back at albums from two of our favorite groups: Jodeci and Boyz II Men. We also debate whether a Jodeci tour is necessary in 2020.

0:00:45 - Which artist was involved in the Case/Def Jam dispute?
0:11:30 - Looking ahead to Dru Hill's Unsung episode
0:13:40 - Predicting what the upcoming Missy Elliott and H.E.R. song will sound like
0:18:37 - The demand for new Missy Elliott music in 2020
0:20:18 - Us being called sexist because we didn't post Jhene Aiko's new song
0:25:52 - Realizing the year 2000 was 20 years ago
0:29:46 - What is going on with the promo for Usher/Ella Mai's single "Don't Waste My Time"?
0:39:21 - Looking at the venue sizes for Alicia Key's upcoming tour
0:43:33 - #SoulBack Album Of The Day: K-Ci & JoJo - Love Always
0:47:00 - Do we need a Jodeci reunion tour?
0:49:20 - #SoulBack Album Of The Day: Boyz II Men - Evolution