The SoulBack R&B Podcast

The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 50 (featuring Black & Smoke of Playa and Dru Hill)

May 20, 2019

We celebrate episode #50 of our SoulBack R&B Podcast by bringing in our family Digital Black and Smoke E. Digglera of the group Playa. The duo along with the late Static Major were responsible for creating classics for the likes of Ginuwine, Aaliyah and many more. Most recently they joined fellow R&B group Dru Hill and we are anxiously waiting for their new album which is set to come out later this year. We talk to Smoke and Black about their decision to join Dru Hill, protecting Playa's legacy during the whole transition and we also talk extensively about Playa's debut album "Cheers 2 U". Dru Hill's manager Kevin also joins us on the podcast to clear the air about the lineup changes with the group and what the future holds for the group. This is an epic episode that you don't want to miss!

0:02:10 - Black and Smoke join the #SoulBackPodcast
0:03:20 - #FatBoyShyt conversation
0:04:20 - Joining Dru Hill as new members and the brotherhood
0:09:08 - Combining two group sounds together
0:19:10 - Pushing Playa and Dru Hill's legacy ahead
0:24:00 - Dru Hill's manager Kevin clears the air on lineup change
0:32:00 - Reflecting back on favorite songs of Playa's "Cheers 2 U" album
0:39:48 - Playa's work on Nicole Wray's "Make It Hot" album
0:43:30 - The excitement of going back on the road and doing shows
0:55:13: SoulBack Track Of The Day: Aaliyah - We Need A Resolution