The SoulBack R&B Podcast
The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 120 *Looking Back At The New Jack Swing Era*

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 120 *Looking Back At The New Jack Swing Era*

November 29, 2020

On this week's episode, we look back at the New Jack Swing era of R&B. Obviously when we think about NJS, we think of Teddy Riley, Keith Sweat and GUY, but there are so many other names that we had to talk about in this episode. Names that you'll see on this episode are Christopher Williams, Al B. Sure, Karyn White, Jade and Men At Large. We look at the beginnings of the sound as well as the evolution of it from the likes of Michael Jackson, TLC and Boyz II Men. We also talk about some of the biggest hits from that era including "Poison". Lastly we talk about the death of that sound as R&B transitioned to Hip Hop Soul thanks to Mary J. Blige and Jodeci.

0:04:30 - The NJS sound
0:07:45 - The impact of NJS on 80's R&B artists
0:12:31 - Looking back at Keith Sweat, Al B. Sure, GUY
0:19:36 - Michael Jackson experimenting with the sound on the "Dangerous" album 
0:21:00 - Bobby Brown's "Don't Be Cruel" and New Edition's "Heart Break" 
0:26:10 - LaFace's New Jack Swing/R&B sound with Toni Braxton and TLC 
0:31:33 - Was Janet Jackson's "Control" album the start of New Jack Swing?
0:34:00 - The Fresh Prince of Bel Air's impact 
0:36:00 - Looking back at Jodeci's and Mary J. Blige's albums
0:53:48 - Did Dr Dre kill New Jack Swing with the G-Funk era?  

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 119 *Who Is An R&B Legend?*

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 119 *Who Is An R&B Legend?*

November 23, 2020

On this week's episode, we talk about one of the most popular discussions on the internet and of course that is debating who is a legend in R&B. We try to go through the list of the most celebrated R&B artists of our time including Usher, Brandy, Monica, Aaliyah and many more to decide whether they fit our requirements. Some of our requirements include quality, impact and longevity. Check out our conversation and see if you agree with our takes.

0:02:02 - The definition of a legend
0:04:45 - Legend vs veteran
0:10:34 - Which female R&B groups would you consider legendary?
0:17:10 - Which male R&B groups would you consider a legendary?
0:23:51 - Which of the 90's R&B teens would we consider legends? 
0:35:00 - Looking at other potential artists that would fit the mold 

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 118 *Favorite Moments In 2000’s R&B*

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 118 *Favorite Moments In 2000’s R&B*

November 15, 2020

On this week of the #SoulBackPodcast, we look back at the entire decade of the 2000's. We've spent the last few weeks revisiting each year and have given our top three albums of each year. On this episode, we each give our top 5 albums of the whole decade and also debate which artists that came from this era are now considered legends. We also brought our listeners to discuss with us, so check it out as it's a lot to uncover.

0:03:13 - Reflecting back R&B from 2000-2009 
0:06:51 - Our top 5 R&B albums of the 2000's decade (Picks include Justin Timberlake, Amerie, Usher, Ne-Yo and Alicia Keys)
0:37:00 - Queen of R&B for the 2000: Usher, R Kelly or D'Angelo?
0:41:15 - Queen of R&B for the 2000: Alicia Keys, Beyonce or Mariah Carey?
0:44:50 - Which R&B artist had the most promise after their debut and did they fulfil their potential?
0:49:12 - Which 2000's artists are now considered legends? 

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 117 *Revisiting The Year 2000 In R&B*

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 117 *Revisiting The Year 2000 In R&B*

November 2, 2020

On this week of the #SoulBackPodcast, we revisit R&B in 2000 and what was going out during that era of R&B. Names that will pop up during this conversation are Jagged Edge, Joe, Jill Scott, Toni Braxton and Musiq Soulchild. We talk about some of our favorite albums and songs from that year and also discuss some of the sleepers that people may have forgot about. We also discuss the industry during that time and some of the trends were happening during that time.

0:00:01 - Reflecting back on the state of the industry of 2000
0:02:40 - Looking back at the 2000 album from the man we're not allowed to talk about
0:05:12 - Reflecting on Jagged Edge's "J.E. Heartbreak"
0:09:45 - The legacy of D'Angelo's "Voodoo" album
0:12:28 - Looking at releases from Dave Hollister, Boyz II Men and Joe
0:19:45 - Celebrating Toni Braxton's "The Heat"
0:22:24 - Releases from female artists like Mya, Erykah Badu, Sade and Tamia
0:28:19 - Looking at the 2000 rookies in R&B
0:44:08 - Rookie Of The Year Of 2000
0:48:00 - Most anticipated album of 2000
0:51:00 - Most slept on album of 2000
0:54:25 - Top 3 albums of 2000

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 116 *Revisiting The Year 2001 In R&B*

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 116 *Revisiting The Year 2001 In R&B*

October 26, 2020

On this week of the #SoulBackPodcast, we revisit R&B in 2001 and what was going out during that era of R&B. Names that will pop up during this conversation are Usher, Aaliyah, Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys and Faith Evans. We talk about some of our favorite albums and songs from that year and also discuss some of the sleepers that people may have forgot about. We also discuss the industry during that time and some of the trends were happening during that time.

0:00:01 - Reflecting back on the state of the industry of 2001
0:03:40 - Looking at the impact of Usher's "8701" album
0:07:20 - Reflecting on Michael Jackson's Invincible" album
0:09:05 - Releases from male artists like Maxwell, Ginuwine, Case, Jagged Edge, 112
0:14:20 - Remembering Aaliyah's self-titled album
0:18:40 - Celebrating Faith Evan's "Faithfully" album
0:20:30 - Releases from female artists like Mary J. Blige, Kelis, Janet Jackson and Destiny's Child
0:27:00 - Looking at the 2001 rookies in R&B
0:44:00 - Rookie Of The Year Of 2001
0:45:15 - Most anticipated album of 2001
0:47:45 - Most slept on album of 2001
0:50:12 - Top 3 albums of 2001

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 115 *Revisiting The Year 2002 In R&B*

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 115 *Revisiting The Year 2002 In R&B*

October 18, 2020

On this week of the #SoulBackPodcast, we revisit R&B in 2002 and what was going out during that era of R&B. Names that will pop up during this conversation are Brandy, Ashanti, Amerie, Tweet and Justin Timberlake. We talk about some of our favorite albums and songs from that year and also discuss some of the sleepers that people may have forgot about. We also discuss the industry during that time and some of the trends were happening during that time.

0:00:01 - Reflecting back on the state of the industry of 2002
0:05:00 - Looking at the impact of Brandy's "Full Moon" album
0:09:15 - Reflecting on releases from veteran artists TLC, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston
0:11:45 - Why does Musiq Soulchild's "Juslisen" album cover have three different colors?
0:13:00 - Looking back at Dru Hill's "Dru World Order" album, Tyrese's "I Wanna Go There" and Boyz II Men "Full Circle"
0:38:50 - Looking at the 2002 rookies in R&B
0:39:00 - Rookie Of The Year Of 2002
0:41:40 - Most anticipated album of 2002
0:43:50 - Most anticipated album of 2002
0:45:50 - Top 3 albums of 2002

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 114 *Revisiting The Year 2003 In R&B*

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 114 *Revisiting The Year 2003 In R&B*

October 11, 2020

On this week of the #SoulBackPodcast, we revisit R&B in 2003 and what was going out during that era of R&B. Names that will pop up during this conversation are Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Anthony Hamilton and R Kelly. We talk about some of our favorite albums and songs from that year and also discuss some of the sleepers that people may have forgot about. We also discuss the industry during that time and some of the trends were happening during that time.

0:00:01 - Reflecting back on the state of the industry of 2003
0:05:40 - Looking at the success of the Willy Wonka album
0:09:15 - Reflecting on Alicia Keys' second album
0:14:28 - Big success for Anthony Hamilton's "Comin' from Where I'm From"
0:18:40 - Albums from Musiq Soulchild and Ginuwine
0:22:32 - Albums from Ashanti, Mya, Monica, Mary J. Blige
0:32:45 - Albums from Jagged Edge, 112 and 702
0:38:50 - Looking at the 2003 rookies in R&B
0:43:51 - Looking back at Beyonce's debut album
0:49:53 - Most slept on albums of 2003
0:51:44 - Most anticipated album of 2003
0:52:58 - Top 3 albums of 2003

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 113 *Revisiting The Year 2004 In R&B*

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 113 *Revisiting The Year 2004 In R&B*

October 4, 2020

On this week of the #SoulBackPodcast, we revisit R&B in 2004 and what was going out during that era of R&B. Names that will pop up during this conversation are Usher, Janet Jackson, John Legend, Brandy and Destiny's Child. We talk about some of our favorite albums and songs from that year and also discuss some of the sleepers that people may have forgot about. We also discuss the industry during that time and some of the trends were happening during that time.

0:00:01 - Reflecting back on the state of the industry of 2004
0:02:00 - Looking back at Usher "Confessions" album
0:08:00 - Reflecting on Destiny Child's final album "Destiny's Fulfilled" and Jill Scott's "Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2"
0:16:00 - Albums and great music videos from Tamia, Christina Milian and Ashanti
0:18:40 - Big success for Mario and Mario Winans
0:22:11 - Janet Jackson's very underrated album "Damita Jo"
0:29:35 - Celebrating albums from Carl Thomas, the person we're not allowed to talk about, Rahsaan Patterson and Raphael Saadiq
0:28:00 - Looking at the 2004 rookies in R&B
0:38:40 - Is Brandy's "Afrodisiac" better than "Full Moon"?
0:40:22 - Rookie Of The Year 2004
0:42:25 - Most anticipated album of 2004 
0:44:52 - Most slept on albums of 2004
0:46:31 - Top 3 albums of 2004

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 112 *Revisiting The Year 2005 In R&B*

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 112 *Revisiting The Year 2005 In R&B*

September 27, 2020

On this week of the #SoulBackPodcast, we revisit R&B in 2005 and what was going out during that era of R&B. Names that will pop up during this conversation are Mariah Carey, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige, Keyshia Cole and Faith Evans. We talk about some of our favorite albums and songs from that year and also discuss some of the sleepers that people may have forgot about. We also discuss the industry during that time and some of the trends were happening during that time.

0:00:01 – Reflecting back on the state of the industry of 2005
0:03:20 – Looking back at Mariah Carey’s “The Emancipation of Mimi” album
0:08:10 – Mary J. Blige’s album “The Breakthrough” and Toni Braxton’s “Libra”
0:13:20 – Reflecting on Amerie’s “Touch” album
0:16:00 – Looking back at Faith Evans’ “First Lady” album
0:18:50 – Jamie Foxx’s success with “Unpredictable”
0:21:00 – Releases from Charlie Wilson, Ginuwine, Tweet, Marques Houston
0:29:35 – The man we aren’t allowed to talk about and “Trapped In The Closet”
0:32:15 – Which rookie did you think would be a star back in 2005?
0:41:05 – Rookie Of The Year 2005
0:45:45 – The Twitter Thriller of 2005
0:50:06 – Most slept on albums of 2005
0:52:40 – Top 3 albums of 2005

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 111 *Revisiting The Year 2006 In R&B*

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 111 *Revisiting The Year 2006 In R&B*

September 20, 2020

On this week of the #SoulBackPodcast, we revisit R&B in 2006 and what was going out during that era of R&B. Names that will pop up during this conversation are Ne-Yo, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Tamia, Danity Kane and Avant. We talk about some of our favorite albums and songs from that year and also discuss some of the sleepers that people may have forgot about. We also discuss the industry during that time and some of the trends were happening during that time.

0:00:01 - Reflecting back on the state of the industry of 2006
0:03:24 - Looking back at Ne-Yo's debut album "In My Own Words"
0:06:35 - Initial reaction when Justin Timberlake and Timbaland released "SexyBack"
0:13:36 - Looking back at Ciara's "The Evolution" and Tamia's "Between Friends"
0:18:20 - Other great R&B albums in 2006 including Jaheim, Donell Jones and Avant
0:17:33 - Looking at debut albums from LeToya, Cassie, Danity Kane
0:33:34 - Rookie Of The Year 2006
0:37:40 - Most anticipated album of 2006
0:40:17 - Most slept on albums of 2006
0:45:15 - The Twitter Thriller of 2006
0:48:00 - Top 3 albums of 2006

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