The SoulBack R&B Podcast
The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 71

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 71

October 14, 2019

This week we talk about the release of Fantasia's new album "Sketchbook". We also discuss the careers of Jacquees and YK Osiris as they are considered some of the top young male R&B acts today. We also touch on Jacquees' marketing strategy with naming his album "King Of R&B". We also chat about Nivea's surprise "Mirrors" album. We also review some of our favorite R&B songs from this past decade including Miguel's "Adorn". We also talk about the new Burger King Impossible Whopper. Check out this week's #SoulBackPodcast

0:00:32 - Burger King's Impossible Whopper Burger
0:03:10 - Our thoughts on Fantasia's "Sketchbook" album
0:04:50 - YK Osiris gets destroyed on Twitter
0:10:40 - Jacquees renames his album "King Of R&B"
0:13:30 - Our thoughts on Ne-Yo's Christmas album
0:16:30 - Nivea picked VladTV over us?!?!?!?!
0:30:08 - R&B albums these days only having a shell life of two years
0:36:20 - The top 10 best R&B songs from the past decade
0:46:05 - Overall thoughts on this decade of R&B and where we are today

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 70

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 70

October 6, 2019

Summer Walker's debut album "Over It" came out this week and everyone has been talking about it! We had to do our part and give an honest review on the project. We also look at today's current male R&B acts including Bryson Tiller, 6lack and PartyNextDoor. We also discuss Sabrina Claudio's album "Truth Is" which went unnoticed to a lot of R&B fans as well as the success of Chris Brown's "No Guidance". Lots more to discuss on this podcast including new music from Jagged Edge and we also look back at some of our favorite R&B albums from this decade. Check us out this week as we also look at some of our favorite artists' worst songs and it's very entertaining!

0:01:18 - Our review on Summer Walker's debut album "Over It"
0:10:41 - Looking at the male R&B features on the album
0:17:41 - Our thoughts on Sabrina Claudio's new album" and career
0:23:53 - Is the success of Chris Brown's "No Guidance" because of the Drake feature?
0:28:06 - The new Jagged Edge "Genie" single cover
0:30:06 - Looking back at Mariah Carey's Christmas album
0:35:46 - What is the worst song by your favorite artist? (Keith Sweat, Kelly Price, Brandy, Ginuwine, Mario)
0:45:13 - The best R&B album after 2010
0:51:26 - SoulBack Track Of The Day: Kevon Edmonds - 24/7
0:53:45 - Playa Please Award: R Kelly wants to be released from jail because he's sick??

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 69 (Bobby V. Interview)

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 69 (Bobby V. Interview)

October 2, 2019

When you think about artists who haven’t stopped since their debut, Bobby V should be one of the first to come to mind. He put out his last album “Electrik” just last year and now he’s ready to drop some more new music. He has the new single “Everybody” which will be out tomorrow along with his upcoming album “Sunday Dinner” which is set to be released on Valentine’s Day next year. YouKnowIGotSoul had a chance to talk to Bobby about the very successful Millennium tour with B2K, Mario, Lloyd and Pretty Ricky, his upcoming single along with what’s happening in R&B today with genres blending. Also listen to the full interview to learn more about his early beginnings with Mista, linking up with Tim & Bob and some of the music that inspired him growing up.

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 69

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 69

September 30, 2019

On this R&B podcast, we talk about the massive amount of R&B music that came out this week including Brandy's new single "Freedom Rings", H.E.R.'s "Slide" and Robin Thicke's "When You Love Somebody". We talk about what we expect from these artists in 2019. We also discuss the Fantasia interview we conducted last week and revisit her comment about her saying her last album was trash. We also talk about Summer Walker's upcoming album "Over It". We also debate whether K. Michelle's "all men are bad people" comment is valid or not. AND A WHITNEY HOUSTON HOLOGRAM TOUR?!?!?!? There's a lot more on this SoulBack podcast so check it out!

0:02:35 - Motown Founder Berry Gordy Officially Retires at 89
0:05:20 - Our honest thoughts on Brandy's new song "Freedom Rings"
0:08:36 - Celebrating Brandy's 1994 debut album 25 years later
0:14:20 - Our review on H.E.R.'s new single "Slide" with YG
0:18:00 - We texted Tinashe's number that she posted on her Instagram
0:21:30 - Robin Thicke's new single "When You Love Somebody" and is he the best male R&B artist of this decade?
0:25:15 - K. Michelle's comment about all men being bad people
0:28:22 - New music from Bobby V, Kevin Ross, Stokley
0:35:42 - Fantasia's comments about not wanting to be boxed into being just an R&B artist
0:38:50 - Our early review on Fantasia's "Sketchbook"
0:42:45 - Is Summer Walker allergic to songs longer than 2 minutes?
0:46:40 - Jacquees still hasn't dropped his album Round 2
0:48:33 - Teedra Moses Releases Special Edition of “Complex Simplicity”
0:50:28 - Edd's overall thoughts on Joe's discography
0:54:36 - SoulBack Track Of The Day: Olivia - Bizounce
0:55:55 - Playa Please Award: Whitney Houston hologram tour, Nivea's new album, 6ix9ine wants to resume his rap career, Lil Nas X is taking a break already??

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 68 (Tank Interview)

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 68 (Tank Interview)

September 26, 2019

The R&B general found new life on his last album “Savage” when he dropped his single “When We”. The success of the record was a shocker to a lot of people because “When We” not only dominated Urban AC, the song also crossed over to Urban radio and found some success there. This was considered a huge accomplishment to many in the industry because Urban radio is typically for younger artists, not one who has been releasing music since 2001. Tank is back with his new album “Elevation” and YouKnowIGotSoul had a chance to talk to him about the project, his collaboration with JoJo and his thoughts on R&B fans who want the “old Tank” back. He also talks about his label R&B Money and his upcoming “Sketchbook” tour with Fantasia, Robin Thicke and The Bonfyre.

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 68

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 68

September 22, 2019

We are back with another episode of the #SoulBackPodcast! We've decided to remove special guests from our podcast and feature them separately so you can expect more fun commentary from us. On this episode, we talk new music from Fantasia, Alicia Keys, Miguel and LaTocha Scott. We also touch on Kanye West's gospel remix of "So Anxious" and take a moment to reflect on our old age after hearing Hitmaka sample "Can't Leave Em Alone" by Ciara. We also take time to rank 112's discography from worst to best. Find out which project comes at number one! And of course, for our Playa Please Awards we had to give one to our boy Tank for his social media arguments over his "Grammy" award.

0:00:18 - Ja Rule is going to do a visual for every single one of his songs
0:02:44 - Kanye West made a gospel version of "So Anxious" by Ginuwine
0:06:15 - Our thoughts on Fantasia's new song "Holy Ghost"
0:08:26 - Fantasia said her last album was trash???
0:16:30 - Our thoughts on the new Alicia Keys/Miguel "Show Me Love" duet
0:22:50 - LaTocha Scott's new song and an upcoming Xscape album
0:29:50 - Analyzing Tank's mindset when it comes to evolving his sound
0:41:25 - Sampling 2000's songs makes us feel old
0:43:50 - Ranking 112's discography
0:53:07 - SoulBack Track Of The Day: Isyss - Day & Night (featuring Jadakiss)
0:55:00 - Playa Please Award: The lady that paid R. Kelly's bond wants her money back, Tekashi 6ix9ine's snitching, Tank's fake Grammy Award

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 67 (featuring Bridget Kelly)

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 67 (featuring Bridget Kelly)

September 15, 2019

We are back with another episode of the #SoulBackPodcast. This week we interview R&B artist and one of our personal favorites Bridget Kelly. She has had quite an interesting journey in her career as she started off with Jay-Z's Roc Nation team before moving to the independent route. She comes from the 2012-2015 era which we deemed as the toughest years for an R&B artist, so we get her perspective on that time. We also talk about her new EP "The Great Escape" and her transition as an indie artist. On our end we talk about new music from Johnny Gill, Jhene Aiko, Usher and much more. We also talk about Aaliyah's legacy while factoring in the recent R Kelly legal case as well as the fact that her music isn't streamable on all major platforms.

0:00:05 - McDonald's dropped a new chicken sandwich
0:02:45 - Remembering songwriter producer/songwriter LaShawn Daniels
0:06:27 - Our thoughts on Johnny Gill's "Game Changer II" album
0:09:25 - Reviewing new music from Usher, Mahalia, Ella Mai and Jhene Aiko
0:17:35 - Are the following artists big in the South?
0:20:00 - Fantasia's "Sketchbook" album cover
0:24:42 - Looking at guest artists on Tank's new album "Elevation" including Shawn Stockman, Luke James and JoJo
0:26:25 - Is Aaliyah's legacy going to take a hit due to the lack of visibility on streaming platforms and #MuteRKelly movement?
0:32:40 - Bridget Kelly joins us on the #SoulBackPodcast
0:33:58 - Celebrating on Toni Braxton's debut album
0:39:32 - The dreadful R&B era from 2012-2015
0:44:23 - Reflecting on conflict with Frank Ocean over the song "Thinking About You/Thinking About Forever".
0:48:15 - The lack of awareness when it comes to new R&B albums
0:54:20 - Being completely honest and vulnerable when recording songs
0:57:16 - Our honest review on Bridget Kelly's new song "Lucky You"
1:01:20 - Did Love & Hip Hop benefit her career?
1:05:53 - SoulBack Track Of The Day: Michael Jackson - You Rock My World
1:07:30 - Playa Please Award: Nicki Minaj's 24 hour retirement, Chance The Rapper thanking Offset for manning up, Popeyes is telling us to bring our own bread for the sandwiches, #HotGirlSummer

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 66 (featuring Bob Robinson of Tim & Bob)

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 66 (featuring Bob Robinson of Tim & Bob)

September 8, 2019

We are joined this week on the #SoulBackPodcast by Bob Robinson of the legendary R&B production duo Tim & Bob. Collectively they have produced some of the biggest R&B songs of our generation including “Into You” by Tamia, “They Don’t Know” by Jon B and “Missing You” by Case. Bob most recently produced “My Man” by Tamar Braxton by himself. In the interview, Bob goes down memory lanes to shares some stories about his projects with Dallas Austin, 112, Monica and Bobby V. If you’re a real R&B fan, you’re in for a real treat as Bob gives us a lot of stories that perhaps gives us better perspective to some classic R&B songs and albums!

0:00:45 – Bob Robinson joins the #SoulBackPodcast
0:01:20 – R&B albums that influenced Bob growing up
0:05:45 – Celebrating Teddy Riley and Keith Sweat’s work on the “Make It Last Forever” album
0:09:45 – The impact of Tim & Bob in R&B
0:14:00 – Producing Monica and 112’s debut albums
0:20:45 – The approach on Bobby V’s debut album
0:24:00 – Discovering 112 and how they ended up on Bad Boy
0:35:00 – Turning Bobby V into a solo star and seeing “Slow Down” blow up
0:45:00 – Tim & Bob’s unreleased vault includes a Dr. Dre record written by Jay-Z, an unreleased Tank album on Blackground and a crazy studio session with Will Smith/Karen Clark Sheard
1:01:35 – The early sacrifices and thinking about the legacy of Tim & Bob
1:06:02 – Upcoming work with V. Bozeman

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 65 (Featuring Harvey Mason Jr.)

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 65 (Featuring Harvey Mason Jr.)

September 1, 2019

We are joined this week by producer Harvey Mason Jr. Most will know him as part of The Underdogs which brought us hits such as "O" by Omarion as well as "Naked" by Marques Houston. He's also done a lot outside in the film industry with his music contributions to "Sing" and "Dream Girl". We talk to Harvey about his history and also touch on some of the behind the scenes that goes on in the music industry. On our end Edd returns to the podcast to talk about Missy Elliott's VMA performance and new projects from Chris Brown, H.E.R. and Justine Skye. This is a long episode but we have lots of great content, so check us out!

0:01:50 - Shouting out the B5 stans
0:03:50 - Missy Elliott's performance at the MTV VMA show and her impact
0:08:00 - Chris Brown set to release a deluxe version for "Indigo"
0:11:31 - H.E.R. has combined more EP's together???
0:16:55 - 106 & Park's negative impact on stanning
0:22:43 - New projects from Justine Skye, Lyfe Jennings, Raphael Saadiq
0:28:19 - Harvey Mason Jr joins the #SoulBackPodcast
0:28:53 - Which former Arizona college basketball player wins in a three point shootout?
0:29:22 - The importance of Joe's "All That I Am" album
0:33:24 - Working with Darkchild on Michael Jackson, Toni Braxton and Whitney Houston
0:35:32 - The creative process with The Underdogs
0:43:52 - Our favorite Underdogs songs: Ruben Studdard - Sorry 2004, Toni Braxton - Why Won't You Love Me
0:49:30 - His work on Tank's "Sex, Love & Pain"
0:55:32 - Scoring films including the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic
0:59:30 - Music made for the US market vs K-Pop
1:02:25 - Upcoming projects
1:08:08 - SoulBack Track Of The Day: Missy Elliott, Nicole Wray, Big Boi - All N My Grill
1:09:52 - Playa Please Award: Chief Keef's 10 baby mamas, 50 Cent's comments about Joe/Trey Songz/Chris Brown/Michael Jackson, Team Childish Gambino's comment about the Tamia cover, Dallas Austin's Brandy/Monica story

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 64 (Featuring The Bonfyre)

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 64 (Featuring The Bonfyre)

August 25, 2019

Epic R&B news came out this past week as Fantasia announced she will be hitting the road with Robin Thicke, Tank and The Bonfyre. We had the chance interview the new R&B star Bonfyre to discuss her new project as well as the upcoming tour. We also find out more about her early beginnings which included performing in a Chinese restaurant. We also discuss the success of her single "Automatic" as well as her new single "U Say". On our end we discuss new music from Missy Elliott, Lyfe Jennings and Raphael Saadiq. We also take the time to highlight Donell Jones' second album "Where I Wanna Be" which came out twenty years ago! Lastly we talk about this Dallas Austin/Shawn Stockman beef that's happening on social media.

0:00:15 - Popeyes' new chicken sandwich
0:02:30 - Our thoughts on Missy Elliott's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award + new EP "Iconology"
0:06:10 - New albums from Lyfe Jennings and Raphael Saadiq
0:08:45 - In depth discussion about Fantasia's new Sketchbook tour with Robin Thicke, Tank and The Bonfyre
0:14:08 - Summer Walker's new song "Playing Games" and the problem with songs that clock in at under three minutes
0:17:45 - Revisiting Donell Jones' second album "Where I Wanna Be"
0:22:10 - The Bonfyre joins us on the #SoulBackPodcast
0:22:45 - One album that impacted her growing up
0:24:48 - Her journey and being in artist development for almost five years
0:28:45 - The creative process behind her EP with Raphael Saadiq
0:33:18 - Her new single "U Say" with 6lack
0:36:38 - Sharing information on her upcoming debut album
0:38:00 - Being part of the Sketchbook tour
0:45:02 - SoulBack Track Of The Day: Lauryn Hills - Ex Factor
0:47:10 - Playa Please Award: Dallas Austin/Shawn Stockman's beef