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The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 45 (featuring Musiq Soulchild)

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 45 (featuring Musiq Soulchild)

April 15, 2019

This week we bring in legendary singer Musiq Soulchild to the podcast. Musiq is a longtime favorite of ours so we had to make this one happen. We talk about his recent music releases which includes features on basically every rapper and singers projects. We also get into his mind as a creative and learn about the journey from the start of his career. He also shares some insight on what he's looking for in terms of partnerships in music and gives his observations on what's going on in the industry. We also talk about new music from Chris Brown and Donell Jones. Lastly we try to decide if "Come And Talk To Me" by Jodeci is better than "Can We talk?" by Tevin Campbell. </em>

0:01:51 - Reflecting on Musiq Soulchild's debut album "Aijuswanaseing"
0:04:31 - Do international fans complain about R&B like we do?
0:05:41 - Jon B's new single "Understand" with Donell Jones
0:08:20 - Is Usher's new album the most anticipated project in the last decade?
0:11:00 - Q. Parker from 112's new "Bridge" project
0:12:20 - Chris Brown's new single "Back To Love"
0:15:15 - Did Claudette from City High have superstar potential?
0:17:15 - Better song: "Can We Talk" by Tevin Campbell vs "Come And Talk To Me" by Jodeci
0:21:34 - Musiq Soulchild joins the #SoulBackPodcast
0:22:40 - What does Musiq do outside of the studio?
0:24:10 - His record "My Girl" with K-Pop producer Jung Key
0:26:10 - Still recording good music at this point in his career
0:31:10 - Creativity vs money as an artist
0:38:45 - The ups and downs throughout the Musiq Soulchild journey
1:08:45 - Upcoming projects from Musiq Soulchild
1:06:37 - Playa Please Awards: Cadbury Mini Eggs mayonnaise, Ella Mai is throwing shots at Jacquees

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 44 (featuring DJ Kay Gee From Naughty By Nature)

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 44 (featuring DJ Kay Gee From Naughty By Nature)

April 8, 2019

On this week's SoulBack R&B podcast, we have DJ Kay Gee. Now of course know him from being part of the legendary rap group Naughty by Nature, but did you know he also introduced everyone to artists such as Next, Jaheim and Zhane? We chat with the producer about his Divine Mill imprint as well as his new artist Leah Jenea. He gives shares insight into where his group Koffee Brown is, early Jaheim stories as well as the good and bad that goes on in the music industry. We also find out Jaheims's "Just In Case" was originally a ballad by Koffee Brown!!! As for new music, we talk about Mariah's new "A No No" remix, Usher's "Confessions 2" album that's coming out soon along with Ciara's new album. We also talk about Beyonce's new Adidas shoes!

0:01:25 - Beyonce's new Adidas sneakers
0:03:50 - Pleasure P brings out Keith Sweat at the Millennium tour
0:10:30 - Ciara has already released almost half of her "Beauty Marks" album
0:14:15 - Mariah Carey drops another remix for "A No No" and it's still not Lil Kim, Cardi B and Missy Elliott
0:17:01 - Keri Hilson and Usher are putting out new albums this year
0:21:40 - Which album is the best: Faith Evan's debut, Deborah Cox "One Wish, Tamia's debut, Kelly Price's "Soul Of A Woman"
0:29:53 - Kay Gee joins the #SoulBackPodcast to talk WWE
0:29:53 - What happened to Koffee Brown?
0:38:10 - Will DJ Kay Gee be working with Next and Jaheim again?
0:43:10 - The art of not taking things personally when artists branch out
0:45:20 - Watching Hip Hop and R&B evolve over the years
0:51:20 - New artist Leah Jenea
0:54:00 - Artists ranting on Instagram
1:02:50 - Dealing with artists behind the scenes as a label owner
1:12:35 - Lil Nas X dropped a country song, Stans claim there's no such thing as a worst album
1:20:35 - Nipsey Hussle tribute

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 43 (featuring Jon B.)

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 43 (featuring Jon B.)

April 1, 2019

This week's podcast is a special one because we have Jon B. in the house! Not only is Jon responsible for classic hits such as "They Don't Know", he's coming out with a new pair of shoes that we're very excited about. We talk to Jon B. about his new single with Donell Jones and he also gives us a preview of the new album that he's working on. We also find out what happened to the "Hurricane" single as well as dig into his history a little bit. As far as our conversation, well we confirm that Avant is doing just fine so tell your friends!

0:00:15 - We have confirmed that Avant is alive and well
0:01:35 - Proper etiquette if you bump into your favorite artist at Disneyland
0:05:30 - Jagged Edge trivia
0:08:40 - New music from Jacquees, Maxwell, Marvin Gaye and Lion Babe
0:13:10 - Jaheim's epic Instagram rant
0:15:10 - Playa Please Awards: Recall on chicken strips because they contain metal, Daniel Caesar's ability to piss off the internet
0:18:20 - Jon B. joins #SoulBackPodcast
0:19:00 - New single "Understanding" with Donell Jones
0:23:30 - We talk about his upcoming album
0:28:41 - Why do a lot of people think Jon B.'s last album is "Pleasures U Like"?
0:33:15 - What happened to the "Hurricane" single and the "Mr. Goodnight" album?
0:38:25 - Fans in the US vs overseas
0:48:50 - R&B community fully accepting Jon B.
1:00:45 - We ask Jon B. for a pair of his new shoes
1:08:20 - Ranking Musiq Soulchild's discography

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 42 (featuring Pam of Total)

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 42 (featuring Pam of Total)

March 25, 2019

On this week's episode, we bring in Pam from the R&B group Total. The trio was signed to Puff Daddy's Bad Boy label back in the 90's and dominated the charts with their fusion of banging beats and sweet vocals. Pam talks about her solo music that she has coming up including the single "Why", memories with her group and also talks about the Puff's work ethic. She also drops some historical facts with us about Total's third album which was set to come out before they broke up. The #SoulBackPodcast also touches on new music from the likes of The Bonfyre and Rahsaan Patterson. We also touch on Raz B randomly quitting the Millennium tour for a quick minute, Jaheim's unconfirmed new job as well as Lloyd's unsung episode.

0:00:37 - Millennium drama with B2K has started
0:03:34 - More R&B trivia about Musiq Soulchild and Keith Sweat
0:07:34 - Recent success from The Bonfyre
0:14:35 - Marah Carey's "A No No" remix is not with Lil Kim or Cardi B?!
0:16:10 - New music from Rahsaan Patterson, Angie Stone
0:22:31 - Pam joins the #SoulBackPodcast
0:22:59 - New solo music from Pam
0:26:14 - Total's history and their sound
0:31:11 - The lack of artist development
0:35:45 - Is a third Total album happening?
0:46:15 - Puff Daddy's genius with the Bad boy label
0:48:45 - Meelah from 702 was going to be part of the group for the third album
0:55:22: Playa Please Awards: Brandy's lip syncing concert, Irv Gotti on Lloyd's Unsung episode and people job shaming Jaheim

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 41 (featuring Montell Jordan)

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 41 (featuring Montell Jordan)

March 17, 2019

The #SoulBackPodcast is becoming a big deal so it's only fitting that we have the tallest man in R&B on this week's episode. We bring in Montell Jordan to the episode to breakdown his history in the music. Along with having one of the most recognized party anthems of all time ("This Is How We Do It"), the 6'8 hitmaker also wrote two of the most popular songs of the 90's ("Incomplete" by Sisqo and "Nobody's Supposed To Be Here" by Deborah Cox. We also talk to him about the unreleased Queen project with Deborah, Tamia and Kelly Price. We discuss his move to the Gospel world and a possible return to R&B soon. We also touch on new music from the likes of Robin Thicke, Avant and Jagged Edge.

0:01:53: Is Solange's new album "When I Get Home" actually good?
0:04:00: Our thoughts on Jagged Edge's new autotuned single "Closest Thing to Perfect"
0:07:38: Avant returns with new single "Not Gone Lose"
0:09:10: Robin Thicke is back with "That's What Love Can Do"
0:11:33: New music from JoJo Hailey, Tao Soprano, Lion Babe, Lipstick Gypsy
0:16:20: Montell Jordan joins the podcast
0:17:00: Almost losing his life on tour with freak accident
0:19:00: Thoughts on inaccurately being labeled as a "one hit wonder"
0:23:25: The hidden gem "Coulda Woulda Shoulda" with Case
0:24:30: The backstory behind "Incomplete" by Sisqo and "Nobody's Supposed To Be Here"
0:27:37: The transition into the Church and gospel music
0:32:07: What happened to the Queen project with Deborah Cox, Tamia and Kelly Price?
0:40:47: Looking back at the Def Soul era
0:43:20: Is Montell Jordan making an R&B comeback?
0:44:53: The right way of adding Hip Hop influences into R&B songs
0:52:46: R&B Trivia featuring Keith Sweat songs
0:57:53: Playa Please Award: R. Kelly goes to McDonalds after getting out of jail

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 40 (featuring Tim Kelley of Tim & Bob)

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 40 (featuring Tim Kelley of Tim & Bob)

March 12, 2019

We have a special treat for you this week as we have Tim Kelley who is better known for his work as one half of the legendary R&B production duo Tim & Bob. Aside from his massive catalog which contains hits for everyone from Boyz II Men, Tamia and Bobby V, he's also been trying to keep R&B alive with his new role as Head of A&R at The SRG-ILS Group. Over the last couple of years, he's executive produced projects for the likes of Brian McKnight, Bobby V and Shawn Stockman. We talk R&B with him and you know we had to get into that new Solange "When I Get Home" album.

0:01:05: R&B quiz for Tom about Musiq Soulchild albums
0:06:00: Our thoughts on Solange's new album
0:11:40: Sammie's new album "Everlasting"
0:14:30: New music from Ne-Yo, PJ Morton and more
0:22:20: Tim Kelley joins the SoulBack R&B Podcast
0:24:12: His role at SRG
0:29:02: What's a female R&B artist that Tim should sign to the label?
0:33:01: The pressure of making R&B in 2019
0:40:00: History of "They Don't Know" by Jon B and "Missing You" by Case
0:47:50: Upcoming projects from Brian McKnight and Shawn Stockman
0:50:00: Younger artists invading the Urban AC charts is a good thing?
1:05:47: SoulBack Track Of The Day: "I Want You To Know" by Donell Jones

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 39 (featuring Donell Jones)

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 39 (featuring Donell Jones)

March 2, 2019

0:02:40 - India Arie's new album "Worthy"
0:04:25 - New music from Kehlani, Ciara, Brian McKnight plus more
0:14:10 - Jagged Edge has a new single coming and we're praying it's not like the last album
0:16:10 - Donell Jones joins us on the SoulBackPodcast
0:16:57 - Donell vs Darnell
0:17:45 - His songwriting and the impact of his sound
0:21:33 - The new Donell Jones/Jon B duet
0:25:30 - Backstory on "I Want You To Know", "Shorty (Got Her Eyes On Me)" and "Spend The Night"
0:32:00 - Working with Jacquees and King of R&B conversation
0:36:50 - Donell Jones talks about his upcoming album
0:50:00 - Playa Please Award: Ella Mai/Aretha Franklin R&B quiz and Jussie Smollet controversy

We finally got Donell Jones on the SoulBack podcast! We've seen so many requests from the readers to bring in the smooth R&B singer as a special guest, so we had to make it happen. We talk to him about his new music, his upcoming collaboration with Jon B as well as his involvement in Jacquees' career. He also clears the air about his actual name and if it actually is Darnell Jones. We also touch on new music from India Arie, Ciara plus much more. We also talk about Ella Mai's struggles to name three Aretha Franklin songs as well as the Jussie Smollet controversy.

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 38 (featuring Carl Thomas)

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 38 (featuring Carl Thomas)

February 25, 2019

2:40: R&B trivia: Tom (Team Musiq Soulchild) vs Edd (Team Keith Sweat)
8:50: Playa Please Awards: R. Kelly's recent arrest, Ja Rule vs Milwaukee
19:42: Carl Thomas joins the SoulBack podcast
20:20: We talk about his new song "One With Heaven"
23:15: The evolution of R&B music thanks to technology
28:30: Is 90's the golden era of music?
33:25: Analytics and number crunching is killing artistry
36:30: Carl Thomas breaks down his origins in music with Troy Taylor
44:15: Carl talks about his upcoming album

We are back with a new podcast episode. We've been killing with the special guests and it continues this week as we have Carl Thomas. The Bad Boy crooner brought us "I Wish" but that's not what this episode is about. Carl breaks down the origins of R&B and his thoughts on the genre over the last 30 years. He also talks about his upcoming music which we're all excited about. We also get into some R&B trivia to see if Tom or Edd is the king of R&B. A fun episode this time around. We didn't get to talk new music this time around but still lots of content to share with you guys.

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 37 (featuring Sammie)

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 37 (featuring Sammie)

February 20, 2019

1:50: PJ Morton and JoJo’s new song “Say So”
3:50: Musiq Soulchild drops a bunch of songs in the last few weeks
6:47: Johnny Gill’s new single “Soul of a Woman”
9:48: Music from new R&B artists (Summerella, Nicole Bus, Lucky Daye)
12:52: A Jon B/Donell Jones collaboration is coming
14:30: Why are Urban AC artists sending songs to radio before they’re available for streaming?
17:05: Sammie joins the SoulBack podcast and reminiscing on second album
19:07: New album “Everlasting”
23:17: Balance between traditional vs modern R&B
29:15: Sammie on being excluded from The Millennium tour
38:00: Our love/hate relationship with Tank
45:40: Playa Please Award: Ja Rule’s new music festival, a teen steals a jet to attend rap concert, Social media going in on Avant’s weight

We experienced some technical difficulties earlier in the week but we are finally back with a new episode. On this SoulBack, we bring in R&B singer Sammie to talk to us about his new music including his single “Playlist”. We also talk to him about his early beginnings as well as some current topics in R&B right now including the Millennium tour and our love/hate relationship with Tank. We also talk about new music from the likes of Lucky Daye, Johnny Gill and Musiq Soulchild. We also talk about some Avant’s sudden weight loss.

SoulBack (featuring Dondria) – The R&B Podcast Episode 36

SoulBack (featuring Dondria) – The R&B Podcast Episode 36

February 11, 2019

1:33: Trey Songz and Chris Brown’s new song “Chi Chi”
2:56: We premiered J. Holiday’s new song “Petals”
5:06: New music from Syleena Johnson, Kelly Rowland, Chaka Khan
8:00: 90’s R&B group trivia
19:15: Dondria joins the SoulBack podcast
20:46: What’s the best fast food restaurant?
22:35: The importance of 90’s R&B
27:36: The usage of social media to create stars
33:48: Transitional period when R&B stated losing popularity in 2010
36:30: Being mentored by Jermaine Dupri and working with him on a new project
47:35: Playa Please Award: Twitter bashing Demi Lovato about 21 Savage memes

We are back with another podcast. As you guys already know, we love talking about R&B as well as food so we had to bright in Dondria (aka Phatfffat). The So So Def artist joins us to talk about her new project, the best duets in R&B as well as Chipotle. Being that Dondria got her break through YouTube, we had to talk to her about the impact of social media on new artists today. We also touch on some new music including J. Holiday, Trey Songz and much more. We also partake in an R&B trivia where our knowledge of 90’s R&B is truly tested.