PODCASTS

Listen: The Red Light Special R&B Podcast #8 with Special Guests R. Kelly & Melanie Fiona

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On this week’s episode of “Red Light Special” Rob and Kristin are joined by non-other than the R&B King himself – R. Kelly, for a quick interview where he says R&B is in a “state of emergency” and urges all of the artists in the genre to really keep the music alive, but he salutes artists like Trey Songz and the Weeknd. He also talks about what we can expect from his forthcoming new album Buffet, and gives advice on building the perfect playlist.

As if Kellz wasn’t enough though, they were also joined by Melanie Fiona who spoke about going independent, her new single “Bite the Bullet,” and her upcoming album Awake. Mel also spoke about all the talent in her native Toronto and saluted Drake for really giving the city a platform. She also talked about being in a group with Drake before they both blew up (we all knew this right?). And at the end Melanie sings live and sounds AMAZING.

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Listen: The Red Light Special R&B Podcast #7 with Special Guest Ryan Leslie

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On this week’s episode of “Red Light Special” Rob and Kristin are joined in the studio by singer/songwriter, producer and rapper Ryan Leslie to talk about his new album MZRT, the unique way he’s selling his music and why he’s willing to give every single one of his fans his phone number so they can text him. Ryan also opens up about how his hustle affects his love life and clarifies his current relationship with his ex-girlfriend Cassie.

In regards to his 2012 lyric: “My new chick is so hot that’s why I like her/ My ex chick is so hot, but Diddy wife’d her.” Ryan explained; “I believe there’s a time and a season for every special moment. And that time and that season and the place that we were as a team in New York City… is wildly and vastly different to the lives and our present situations.”

“When I wrote those lyrics, that was 2012 – it’s three years out. Much has changed. I actually haven’t spoken to her in a long time. So If I’m actually shouting people out… I would actually just say if I could offer an apology for the just the number of questions or the number of off-color references or prodding or people wanting to stir things up. I think at the very core of it, when you listen to those records it just sounded like there was magic there. And seasons change and times change and like I said our present existence is so wildly and vastly different to that which it was at the time we were making those records.”

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Listen: The Red Light Special R&B Podcast #6 with Special Guests Salaam Remi & Rotimi

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On this week’s episode of “Red Light Special” Rob and Kristin are joined in the studio by legendary producer Salaam Remi to talk about working on Miguel’s Wildheart album, and working with Amy Winehouse. They ask him about Amy’s “Me and Mr. Jones” and got the story about how that song was about Nas.

“Basically the song is about her telling off a guy who was a promoter — who was one of her ex-boyfriends. ‘Look, you didn’t get me in the Slick Rick gig, but Nas comes to town you better let me in, because it’s me and Mr. Jones that night and you better let me in.’ That’s her perspective of writing the song,” explained Salaam.

In the same portion Salaam said he wanted to get Amy on Nas’ “Made You Look” #ImagineThat.

Also appearing on this week’s episode is rising actor/singer Rotimi, who recently signed with 50 Cent’s G-Unit Records.

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Listen: The Red Light Special R&B Podcast #5 with Special Guest Rich Nice of The Trackmasters

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On this week’s episode of “Red Light Special” Rob and Kristin recap the 2015 BET Awards, discuss Miguel’s new album Wildheart, and are joined by veteran producer and A&R Rich Nice of the Trackmasters.

Rich shares stories about how the production group was instrumental in successfully blending hip hop and R&B, while some where having a hard time figuring it out. His also shares stories about his work with Mariah Carey, R. Kelly and Michael Jackson.

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Listen: The Red Light Special R&B Podcast #4 with Special Guest Eric Bellinger

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On this week’s episode of “Red Light Special” Rob and Kristin sit down with singer/songwriter Eric Bellinger and talk about his writing for such artists as Chris Brown and Justin Bieber, the previously controversial comments that he was denied credit for working on Nicki Minaj’s single “Anaconda, and his upcoming new album Cuffing Season. Rob and Kris also weigh-in on Miguel’s upcoming LP Wildheart.

As far as the Nicki situation goes Eric says he absolutely did produce on “Anaconda,” he agreed on splits with the Internz, but was eventually cut out.

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Listen: The Red Light Special R&B Podcast #3 with Special Guest Velous

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In this week’s episode of “Red Light Special” Rob and Kristin sit down with Coke Boys singer/rapper/producer Velous to recap Hot 97’s Summer Jam, talk about the death of Chinx, explain his role in producing Kanye West’s “All Day” and how he balances singing and rapping.

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Listen: The Red Light Special R&B Podcast #2 with Special Guest Rico Love

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In this week’s episode of “Red Light Special” Rob and Kristin sit with singer/songwriter Rico Love to discuss the real life drama that influenced his debut album Turn the Lights On.

Love also talks about his relationship with Usher and how he got his start on the diamond-selling Confessions album, plus much more.

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ThisIsRnB Presents: “Pillow Talk Radio” (12/10) Listen Now!!

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It’s that time of the week where you can get your fix of that good R&B that you’ve been missing! You know we can only be talking about “Pillow Talk Radio” with Kareem Taylor!

If you missed the previous episodes or are unfamiliar with the broadcast, the two hour show – which airs Tuesday nights from 10 PM est – 12 AM – revitalizes the talk radio format with a youth appeal and covers everything from Entertainment News, Relationships, Health, Community & Family. In addition, the program includes popular segments; Lie Detector, Live Call-In Confessions and the newest addition, which honors every day people doing extraordinary things – Tuesday’s Hero. The show caters to R&B fans by playing your favorite classics along with a mix of today’s hottest songs, as well as a live interview from a popular or emerging R&B artist.

For mobile users, you can listen to the show live by using the free ‘TuneIn’ App, and going to this link http://tunein.com/radio/Pillow-Talk-with-Kareem-The-Dream-s135637 or searching Pillow Talk.

If you missed the live broadcast, catch the full show with the podcast stream below!

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