January 20, 2020
Charlie Wilson's new single is flames so we had to talk about it. If we could, this whole podcast would be about that song! Shout out to Bruno Mars and James Fauntleroy for penning that song. Anyway, on this #SoulBackPodcast we talk about the importance of radio and music videos in 2020. We also talk about Mariah Carey and The Neptunes getting inducted into the songwriters hall of fame. We also try to dissect why the internet thinks that Beyonce stole Amerie's sound even though most of the people have the timeline of their careers and songs confused. Check out our new episode!
0:00:50 - Reflecting on the Mindless Behavior era of R&B
0:03:22 - Do music videos and radio still matter in 2020?
0:11:20 - Our thoughts on Charlie Wilson's new single "My Forever Valentine"
0:20:08 - Will Bruno Mars stick with R&B on his next album?
0:22:00 - H.E.R. adds rappers to her currently single "Slide"
0:25:00 - Dru Hill is coming out with an Unsung episode, album and a biopic
0:28:40 - Celebrating Mariah Carey and The Neptunes being inducted into the songwriting hall of fame
0:32:35 - Can The Neptunes take over music again?
0:37:25 - K. Michelle left Atlantic because they wanted her to be Mary J. Blige
0:39:15 - Motown told Kevin Ross that his acapella cover videos were bad for his career?
0:43:30 - The false narrative that Beyonce stole Amerie's sound from the internet
0:56:04 - SoulBack Album Of The Day: Monica - The Boy Is Mine
0:59:10 - O.T. Genasis covering Keyshia Cole's "Love", Yung Joc and Ja Rule job shaming
January 13, 2020
Happy new year! We are back wit another episode of the podcast. This week we talk about the careers of Chrisette Michele, Alicia Keys and John Legend as all of them have seen their highs and lows over the past decade. We also discuss whether we're still be able to attend concerts that are stand only as our knees have started deteriorating due to old age (sort of). We also discuss new music from Jayla Darden, Luke James and Kehlani. We also try to figure out where Monica's "Chapter 38" album is. We look back at 112's debut album to figure out what our least favorite song is. Lastly we discuss the marketing strategies from Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber as they tried to push their singles to the top of the charts.
0:02:14 - Which artist's payroll are we on?
0:03:29 - Are we too old for standing only concerts?
0:06:45 - The current state of Chrisette Michele's career
0:11:50 - Mariah Carey's Christmas song hitting number one
0:20:00 - Our thoughts on Alicia Key's new "Underdog" song and her career
0:26:55 - John Legend's new song "Conversations in The Dark"
0:30:00 - New music Luke James, Jayla Darden, Kehlani & Keyshia Cole
0:36:35 - K-Ci & JoJo are set to release individual projects soon
0:39:50 - Does Monica need to rename her upcoming album "Chapter 39"?
0:44:00 - Analyzing K. Michelle and Tank's recent tweets about the state of R&B
0:49:40 - Which song would you from this album: 112's debut album
0:53:10 - Playa Please Awards: Barack Obama's playlist, Justin Bieber begging his fans to stream his single, Irv Gotti turning down a million dollars from Michael Jackson
December 17, 2019
Christmas is coming up so you know everyone is inside playing Mariah Carey! Well pause that for a second and check out the latest #SoulBackPodcast. On this week's episode, we talk about the latest on Dru Hill as we recently saw Jazz back on stage with the group. We also talk about Mariah Carey potentially hitting number one with her Christmas record "All I Want For Christmas Is You". We talk about the promo that she's ramping up for the holiday and how that will impact her chart performance. We debate whether having a radio hit in 2019 is important for acts like Jon B and Sammie. We also reflect back on debut albums from Jill Scott and Jaheim.
0:00:30 – Plant based chicken nuggets
0:02:05 – The latest on Dru Hill...Jazz is potentially back with the group
0:04:53 – Does missing a group member ruin the experience for fans?
0:07:50 – Mariah Carey spending money to push her Christmas single to number one
0:10:15 – Is it beneficial for people like Sammie/Jon B to push songs to radio?
0:14:22 – The overall interest for new Usher music
0:19:32 – New music from Arin Ray and Rochelle Jordan
0:22:43 – Our thoughts on R&B veterans in today's landscape when it comes to releasing albums
0:29:46 – Remembering Jill Scott's debut album "Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 "
0:33:21 – Top 5 Neo Soul artists
0:39:30 – Reflecting on R&B in 2019
0:42:15 – Playa Please Award: The one date for Immature's #TBTour
0:52:00 – #SoulBack Album Of The Day: Jaheim - Ghetto Love
December 9, 2019
It was a slow week for R&B this week as Christmas approaches but we had to talk about Ashanti joining the Millennium tour. We also talked about new music from Teyana Taylor, Lucky Daye and Mila J. We also celebrate 20 year anniversaries for Jill Scott and Kelis' debut albums. We also discuss whether there's enough demand for a female Millennium tour if they add the likes of Cherish, Tyra B and 3LW. We also discuss hot topics like Beyonce possibly doing a Las Vegas residency and Aaliyah's music being available for streaming. Check us out!
0:00:30 – Christmas gifts from Snoop Dogg and Master P
0:03:15 – Avant's fake death report proves that social media is dumb
0:05:35 – Teyana Taylor's superstar potential
0:11:35 – Our thoughts on Lucky Daye's new song "Fly"
0:14:45 – Mila J has been grinding since the 90's
0:20:40 – Will the addition of Ashanti make the Millennium tour even bigger?
0:24:30 – Is there enough star power for a female version of a Millennium tour?
0:30:51 – Discussing Bobby V's tweet about not getting enough support from fans
0:35:45 – Upcoming 20th anniversary tours from Jill Scott and Kelis
0:40:15 – Does a Las Vegas residency make sense for Beyonce?
0:44:22 – What would it mean for Aaliyah's legacy if her music is finally available for streaming?
0:50:40 – Whatever happened to Tony Terry?
0:53:00 – Playa Please Award: Ray J's unbreakable sunglasses, artists giving out their phone numbers on social media
December 3, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! We are thankful for R&B music and we got some from Montell Jordan, Sisqo and Brave Williams. We also got some epic tour news this week as Bow Wow and Omarion announced their new "Millennium" tour with Soulja Boy, Sammie, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd and Ying Yang Twinz. We also try to figure out why there is no female tour like that. For fun we also attempt to put together our own female version of the tour with people like Ciara, Cherish and Keri Hilson. We also talk reflect on the 25 year anniversary on Mary J. Blige's classic album "My Life" and touch on her legendary discography. Check out this episode!
0:00:20 – Thanksgiving food talk
0:03:20 - Our thoughts on Montell Jordan's new album "Masterpeace"
0:07:00 - Sisqo drops new EP "Genesis"
0:13:03 - Discussing the upcoming Millennium with Omarion and Bow Wow
0:19:00 - Who would be on an all female Millennium tour?
0:33:00 - Are all 90's R&B singers good singers?
0:41:37 - Young fans love traditional R&B but only from their favorite artists
0:45:13 - Whatever happened to Groove Theory/Amel Larrieux and Rell?
0:53:15 - One song gotta go: Mary J. Blige - "My Life" album
0:59:10 - SoulBack Track Of The Day: Al B. Sure - Night And Day
1:01:10 - Playa Please Awards: Lizzo's comments about Payola, Summer Walker making her fans wait 4 hours at her show
November 25, 2019
Usher's new single "Don't Waste My Time" is out, so you know we had to come back with a new episode. On this week's episode, we discuss the single and what it means for the Confessions 2 project. We also discuss Jacquees' first week sales and whether it's a win. We also get into new music from Alicia Keys, Ciara, Tinashe and many more people. We also look at the King and Queens of R&B over the second half of this decade. Lots of good stuff on this podcast, so definitely check us out.
0:00:35 - Jacquees "King Of R&B" vs Tank "Elevation"first week album sales
0:02:00 - Our thoughts on the new Usher/Ella Mai single "Don't Waste My Time"
0:15:02 - Are new R&B albums still anticipated?
0:18:35 - Discussing Alicia Keys' new single "Time Machine" and her discography
0:29:10 - Ciara's new single "Melanin"
0:33:15 - Our review on Tinashe's new album "Songs For You"
0:38:15 - New music from Luke James, Dondria, Jhene Aiko, Summer Walker, Chris Brown
0:47:13 - Who was the King/Queen of R&B for each year: 2015-2019
1:01:45 - SoulBack Track Of The Day: Bobby Brown - Every Little Step
1:02:25 - Playa Please Awards: Omarion dropping B2K from the Millennium tour, Ari Lennox/Gallant Twitter rants
November 18, 2019
Another week, another podcast episode. On this week's #SoulBackPodcast we discuss the Summer Walker tour fiasco as she recently canceled her tour due to her social anxiety. We debate whether Summer is to blame for the lackluster performances or her label/management. We also talk about Tory Lanez's new album which features a lot of our favorite artists from the 2000's era. We also discuss new music from Jon B and Usher. We also name our Kings and Queens of R&B over the past decade and who some of our biggest disappointments are. Lastly we try to decide if Usher should be collaborating with artists from this generation or if he should just stick with artists from the 90's/2000's.
0:01:15 - Our thoughts on Summer Walker canceling her tour
0:06:34 - Who is to blame: Summer Walker or management/label?
0:11:10 - Tory Lanez "Chixtape 5" review
0:21:02 - Jon B's new single "Priceless" is a winner
0:26:45 - Fantasia is no longer doing tours after this current one
0:30:25 - Does Usher need Ella Mai on the new single "Don't Waste My Time"?
0:34:30 - Usher has a chance to make an epic comeback
0:39:20 - Who are the Kings and Queens of R&B for the first half (2010-2014) of the decade?
0:50:28 - The biggest disappointments in R&B over the past decade
0:59:30 - Edd think Beyonce is a better singer than Brandy, Monica and Faith Evans?!?!
1:02:45 - SoulBack Track Of The Day: "Sexiest Man Alive" John Legend - Save Room
1:06:00 - Playa Please Award: Irv Gotti pulled out a gun on his girlfriend's boyfriend, 50 Cent trolling Naturi Naughton
November 10, 2019
Jacquees' new album "King Of R&B" is out and we finally get a chance to review the project. It was around this time last year that he claimed that he was the King of R&B, so we discussed whether he followed through with his process. We also touch on new music from Sevyn Streeter, Ro James and Tinashe. We also debate what the true meaning of an artist meet and greet is and what a fan should realistically expect when they pay for that package. We also touch on all good food like Krispy Kreme doughnuts and Popeye's chicken sandwich. We also try to figure out the latest with Dru Hill's lineup changes. Lastly we try to rank Ashanti's discography. Check us out!
0:00:40 - Krispy Kreme is being stingy with the bag
0:07:00 - Our review on Jacquees' new album "King Of R&B"
0:14:32 - So is Jacquees really the king?
0:21:35 - New Christmas albums from John Legend and Elijah Blake
0:23:35 - New music from Sevyn Streeter, Tinashe, Ro James
0:34:10 - Summer Walker's meet & greet that went wrong according to a fan
0:42:05 - The latest on Dru Hill's lineup
0:44:45 - Does R&B stand for Rihanna and Beyonce?
0:49:10 - Ranking Ashanti's discography
0:57:15 - SoulBack Track Of The Day: Mary J. Blige - My Life
0:58:02 - Playa Please Awards: Ja Rule/Popeyes sandwich, T.I.'s parental skills
November 4, 2019
Kanye West is out serving $60 brunches to his audience while we're giving you another podcast for free. This week we talk about the cancellation of the #TBTour with Immature, J. Holiday, Ray J, Day26 and B5. We also discuss this J. Holiday/B5 beef and explain why it's happening. We also talk about Summer Walker's retirement and talk about the challenges that come with the music industry. We review new music from Teyana Taylor, Deborah Cox, Teyana Taylor, Kehlani and Miguel. We also rank Dru Hill's discography and debate the best R&B groups based on the list that Troop posted. We also discuss whether Chris Brown is the artist of the decade. Check out this fun episode!
0:00:12 - Kanye West serves $60 breakfast
0:03:50 - Immature's #TBTour is about to get canceled
0:06:47 - Breaking down the J. Holiday and B5 beef
0:11:35 - Our thoughts on Summer Walker leaving the music industry
0:19:18 - New music from Deborah Cox, Teyana Taylor/Kehlani, Miguel
0:25:00 - Who is the R&B artist of this decade?
0:35:10 - Tyrese is starting his own TV channel
0:37:02 - Dru Hill/Sisqo discography ranking
0:45:42 - Troop ranks best R&B groups of all time and we analyze it
0:52:53 - SoulBack Track Of The Day: Kelis - Popular Thug
October 27, 2019
A whole lot of R&B dropped so we had to talk about it! We review Tank's new album "Elevation" as well as Gallant's "Sweet Insomnia". We also talk about Fantasia's potential retirement and what her legacy would be if she actually does leave the industry. We also talk about new music from K. Michelle, JoJo, Luke James and Queen Naija. We also break down our thoughts on Summer Walker's performance that has everyone in the internet talking. Lastly we touch on T-Pain's poor ticket sales as well as Keith Sweat's "Nobody" remix with Old Spice.
0:00:41 - The grammar police made some changes
0:03:35 - Is Fantasia retiring?!
0:07:25 - What's her legacy in the future?
0:12:40 - Tom has given up on new music
0:17:20 - Our review on Tank's new album "Elevation"
0:24:41 - Looking back at Tank's career
0:31:40 - Our review on Gallant's new album "Sweet Insomnia"
0:34:15 - New music from Luke James, K. Michelle, JoJo, Queen Naija, Tinashe, Victoria Monet
0:47:10 - SRG signs Brave Williams from RichGirl
0:49:40 - Summer Walker's performance that had the internet going crazy
0:56:50 - SoulBack Track Of The Day: Keith Sweat - Nobody (Old Spice Remix)
0:58:44 - Who stayed up for Kanye West's new gospel album?
1:02:00 - T-Pain's lower ticket sales for his tour