SoulBack R&B Podcast
The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 137

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 137

May 24, 2021

We went on a little bit of a hiatus but we're back! We talk about the new R&B super group with members from Blaque, Cherish, 702, Danity Kane and Total as they will be broadcasting the recording of the album on BET. We also talk about new music from Teedra Moses and Anthony Hamilton. Lastly we discuss "signature song" from some of the most popular R&B songs today.

0:02:26 – New music picks of the week: Anthony Hamilton and Teedra Moses
0:09:00 – Our thoughts BET's "The Encore" and people who are in the R&B supergroup
0:31:00 – Chicken intermission: Free McFlurries at McDonalds?!
0:33:10 – Our thoughts on the SWV vs Xscape VERZUZ battle
0:40:40 – What is the signature song for certain R&B artists?

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 136

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 136

April 18, 2021

We're back with a brand new episode of the podcast. We debate which Aaliyah song on the "Romeo Must Die soundtrack is the best". We also talk about some new music from Sevyn Streeter, JoJo Hailey and The Isley Brothers. We also talk the latest on Usher's upcoming album. Lastly we try to find out what happened to the R&B singer Deemi. Check us out and also follow us @SoulBackPodcast on Instagram and Twitter.

0:06:00 – Tom's R&B Trivia
0:17:43 – Looking back at Aaliyah's songs on the "Romeo Must Die" soundtrack
0:25:00 – There should be a union for Rap and R&B artists funded by major labels
0:27:46 – New music picks of the week: Sevyn Streeter, JoJo Hailey and The Isley Brothers
0:33:59 – Jacquees covering Jon B, Donell Jones and Joe 
0:40:11 – Is Usher's album finally done? 
0:49:05 – Chicken intermission: Top 5 best chocolate bars?
0:53:48 – What R&B artists are still passionate about music making?
0:59:40 – Edd's love letters
1:04:35 – Whatever happened to Deemi?

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 135

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 135

April 5, 2021

We're back with a brand new episode of the podcast. We talk about H.E.R.'s dominance in R&B right now as she just won a few more GRAMMY's. We also talk about some new music from Ruff Endz, Pleasure P and Brian McKnight. We also talk about the state of the industry today and how it compares to the mid 2000's. Lastly we list out the top 10 saddest R&B songs of all time which includes Boyz II Men's "Doing Just Fine". Check us out and also follow us @SoulBackPodcast on Instagram and Twitter.

0:03:15 – Tom's R&B Trivia
0:17:19 – H.E.R. and her dominance in today's industry
0:30:53 – Kyle's chicken intermission: Favorite spreads on bread
0:38:40 – Artists in the 2000s all using the same producers
0:50:15 – New music picks of the week: Ruff Endz, Pleasure P and Brian McKnight
0:53:23 – The top 10 saddest R&B songs of all time
1:01:05 – Edd's love letters

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 134

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 134

March 29, 2021

We're back with a brand new episode of the podcast. We talk about the upcoming SWV/Xscape Verzuz Battle. We also talk about some new music from Tank, Gallant and Kindred the Family Soul. We celebrate Mariah Carey's birthday by talking about our favorite remixes by her. We also discuss Chris Brown's dominance at radio and discuss why it's an issue that he has no competition right now when it comes to young Male R&B acts. Check us out and also follow us @SoulBackPodcast on Instagram and Twitter.

0:02:00 – Conversation about hot sauce
0:03:00 – Tom's R&B Trivia
0:13:41 – Chris Brown's dominance at radio and how it's happening
0:27:17 – New music picks of the week: Tank, Gallant, Kindred the Family Soul
0:29:40 – Our thoughts on the SWV/Xscape Verzuz Battle
0:43:03 – Kyle's chicken intermission: McDonald's Meatball Burger
0:46:30 – Our favorite Mariah Carey remixes
0:56:20 – Edd's love letters
0:58:40 – Whatever happened to Gina Thompson?
0:00:00 – Plug whatever we have for the site

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 133

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 133

March 22, 2021

We're back with a brand new episode of the podcast. We talk about Ledisi's win at the GRAMMY's. We also talk about some new music from Joyce Wrice, Kelly Price and Silk Sonic. We talk about the impact of Bruno Mars and his R&B sound. We also discuss big news about a potential Dru Hill reunion tour with all the members as well as Keyshia Cole's final album. Check us out and also follow us @SoulBackPodcast on Instagram and Twitter.

 

0:02:32 – Ledisi's big win at the GRAMMY's
0:03:50 – Tom's R&B Trivia
0:14:02 – Can Silk Sonic save mainstream R&B?
0:24:33 – New music picks of the week: Silk Sonic, Kelly Price and Joyce Wrice
0:32:26 – A Dru Hill reunion tour is in the works
0:40:28 – Kyle's chicken intermission: The KFC Popcorn Chicken Pizza from Pizza Hut
0:44:02 – Keyshia Cole is retiring after this next album
0:51:50 – Edd's love letters
0:56:31 – Whatever happened to Aaron Hall? 
0:00:00 – Plug whatever we have for the site

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 132 *A Celebration Of Career Of The Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins*

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 132 *A Celebration Of Career Of The Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins*

March 1, 2021

On this week's episode, we highlight the career of Rodney Jerkins aka Darkchild and his contributions to R&B. We talk about some of Rodney's most memorable productions, his work with Brandy, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston as well as his impact on the industry. We go through his discography in chronological order and discuss some of our favorite records that he's done. We're trying to celebrate all the great creatives that have made great R&B over the years, so check out our Darkchild episode!

0:00:00 – Chicken wings talk
0:01:17 – Rodney Jerkins' underrated legacy
0:05:00 – Revisiting Joe's "Don't Wanna Be A Player" and Mary J. Blige's "Share My World"
0:11:13 – Brandy's "Never Say Never" album
0:16:06 – Rodney Jerkins work with Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Destiny's Child and Coko
0:26:55 – Darkchild's work in the 2000's for Toni Braxton, Michael Jackson and Brandy
0:37:34 – Rodney Jerkins in the mid 2000's for Ray J, Tamia and Keyshia Cole
0:52:10 – Top 3 R&B records from Darkchild  

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 131 *A Celebration Of Career Of The Neptunes*

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 131 *A Celebration Of Career Of The Neptunes*

February 22, 2021

On this week's episode, we highlight the career of The Neptunes and his contributions to R&B. We talk about some of Pharrell and Chad's most memorable productions, their work with Kelis, Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke as well as their impact on the industry. We go through their discography in chronological order and discuss some of our favorite records that they've done. We're trying to celebrate all the great creatives that have made great R&B over the years, so check out our Neptunes episode!

0:00:00 – Crazy snow days
0:05:05 – The Neptunes impact in the early 2000's
0:11:05 – Revisiting The Neptunes early work with SWV, Blackstreets and Total
0:14:00 – The beginning of the Neptunes domination for artists like Kelis, Usher, Ray J and N.O.R.E.
0:25:20 – The Neptunes working with Pop acts like *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears
0:27:25 – Pharrell singing on the hooks
0:33:52 – Justin Timberlake's "Justified" album
0:44:20 – Looking back at Kelis' "Milkshake" and Nelly's "Flap Your Wings" 
0:47:31 – Pharrell's solo production
0:54:45 – Big records with "Blurred Lines", "Happy" and "Get Lucky"
0:59:43 – Return of The Neptunes
1:03:30 – Top 3 R&B records from The Neptunes  

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 129 *A Celebration Of Career Of Timbaland*

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 129 *A Celebration Of Career Of Timbaland*

February 15, 2021

On this week's episode, we highlight the career of Timbaland and his contributions to R&B. We talk about some of his most memorable productions, his work with Aaliyah, Justin Timberlake and Ginuwine as well as his impact on the industry. We go through his discography in chronological order and discuss some of our favorite records that he's done. We're trying to celebrate all the great creatives that have made great R&B over the years, so check out our Timbaland episode!

0:00:00 – Valentine's day celebrations
0:04:41 – Why do people still call him Timberland??
0:06:00 – Revisiting mid 90's Timbaland era with songs from Ginuwine, Aaliyah, Nicole Wray, Playa
0:21:21 – Revisiting Timbaland's Indian sample era with songs from Justin Timberlake, Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, Tweet
0:33:50 – Looking back at TImbaland's massive run in the mid 2000's with Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Keri Hilson and Omarion
0:19:25 – Sade's "Love Deluxe"
0:50:40 - Top 3 Timbaland R&B songs

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 128 *Revisiting The Year 1992 In R&B*

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 128 *Revisiting The Year 1992 In R&B*

January 26, 2021

On this week of the #SoulBackPodcast, we revisit R&B in 1992 and what was going out during that era of R&B. Names that will pop up during this conversation are SWV, Mary J. Blige, Sade, Bobby Brown and En Vogue. 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.

0:00:00 – Recapping Ashanti/Keyshia Cole Verzuz Battle
0:05:00 – Looking at 1992
0:08:32 – Revisiting Bobby Brown's "Bobby" album
0:12:18 – "The Bodyguard" and "Boomerang" soundtrack
0:15:45 – Looking at En Vogue's "Funky Divas" album
0:19:25 – Sade's "Love Deluxe"
0:24:00- Debut albums from 1992
0:48:50 – Rookie Of The Year Of 1992
0:54:18 – Top 3 albums of 1992

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 127 *Revisiting The Year 1993 In R&B*

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 127 *Revisiting The Year 1993 In R&B*

January 18, 2021

On this week of the #SoulBackPodcast, we revisit R&B in 1993 and what was going out during that era of R&B. Names that will pop up during this conversation are R. Kelly, Toni Braxton, Jodeci, Intro, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and Tony Toni Tone. 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.

0:00:00 – Looking at 1993
0:06:15 – Revisiting Janet Jackson's "Janet" album
0:10:31 – Looking back at Jodeci's "Diary Of A Mad Band" and Mariah Carey's "Music Box"
0:16:41 – Babyface's run in 1993 with his album and Tevin Campbell
0:19:36 – Looking at Tony Toni Tone's album "Sons Of Soul"
0:21:26- Debut albums from 1993
0:42:20 – Rookie Of The Year Of 1993
0:45:34 – Top 3 albums of 1993

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