SCRATCHTHEBLOCK PRESENTS: RHYTHM AND SWINGBEAT
What’s up folks!!! Today we deliver some r&b joints from the past ,most of which got a tasteful rhythm tipical of new jack swing!
So if you are a nostalgic r&b and new jack swing lover, maybe this brand new selection it will be well-accepted!
R.Kelly – Summer Bunnies (Teddy Riley Remix)
Edward Theodore Riley is not only a producer that worked with emerging rapper,you know,Heavy D,Kool Mo Dee….he is one of the most influential pioneers of the new jack swing. Teddy Riley has been able to create a new genre, transforming r&b music into a more appealing music for clubs as well as streets. In 1993 a young r&b rookie,R.Kelly was starting to show his talent to the music industry releasing some interesting gems like Bump N Grind and Summer Bunnies. The remix version of Summer Bunnies cared by T.Riley is a proof of the talent of this producer.
Elisha La’Verne – Say Yeah!
Elizabeth Yvonne Martin aka Elisha La’Verne dropped in 1996 her debut r&b album titled Her Name Is. Pick up your headphones,sit back and relax with the warm and velvety voice of Elisha over a brilliant super-catchy production by japanese beatsmith T-Kura titled Say Yeah!
PM Dawn – Sometimes I Miss You So Much
In the early 90s, PM Dawn spread to the world an outstanding music characterized by a seductive stream of rhythm n blues. We showcased something cool by PM Dawn on Stay Mellow Vol.6 and Jamz . Today we recommend a great gem called Sometimes I Miss You So Much from an album released in 1995 titled Jesus Wept. Maybe the expert ears will recognizie the sample of a classic record by Al Be Sure named Night and Day.
New Edition – Hit Me Off (The Trackmasters Remix)
Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ralph Tresvant known as New Edition dropped their 7th studio album titled Home Again after a 8 years hiatus. Hip-Hop grooves,superlative ballads and some sweet songs are the main ingredients of the receipe prescribed by New Edition. We selected a massive urban treatment remix called Hit Me Off cared by Poke and Tone aka The Trackamsters.
Joe Public – Easy Come, Easy Go
It’s time to dive into the sophisticated world of underrated r&b/ new jack swing group called Joe Public. It’s an interesting group from Buffalo that released in 1994 the sophomore album titled Easy Come,Easy Go. Pay attention and listen to carefully the single titled Easy Come,Easy Go, we are sure you will appreciate it.
Jodeci – I’m Still Waiting (Swing Mob Radio Remix)
For everyone who grew up listening to r&b music, Jodeci represent without doubt an icon ! We often displayed their music for example with selections Road To Hip-Hop,Digging In The Crates Vol.3,Vol.2,Hey Honey,Roots,Groove and Rhythm,Stay Mellow Vol.4,Finer Things. Here you are a rare piece that will blow your mind: it’s I’m Still Waiting (from Jodeci’s debut album For Ever My Lady) remixed by DeVante Swing and Chad Elliott the man behind great joints for LL Cool J,Total,Assorted Phlavors,702,Horace Brown,Salt’N Pepa,Boyz II Men.
Usher – Can U Get Wit It (Produced by DeVante Swing)
We dig in the Usher self-titled debut album dropped in 1994. For his debut, Usher could count on the support of mastermind producers like Chucky Thompson,P.Diddy,Al Be Sure among others. Ladies and gentleman,r&b lovers around the world, it’s time to dream with Can U Get Wit It produced by Jodeci’s member DeVante Swing. Damn-good single
Brian McKnight feat. Tone and Kobe Bryant – Hold Me(Trackmasters Remix)
It was 1998 when nu-soul/r&b veteran crooner Brian McKnight released the urban treatment remix of Hold Me, collaborating with basketball player Kobe Bryant and Tone. The track is anotha goal by hit-makers producers Trackmasters, who used the sample of a 1985 hip-hop joint by Juicy titled Sugar Free.
Boyz II Men – Can You Stand The Rain (Burn Water Re-Work)
The following track is a compelling revisitation of the acoustic version of Can You Stand The Rain performed by legendary r&b group Boyz II Men from their album Evolution. The original version of this track was sung by New Edition in 1988. We chose the re-work made by australian beatmaker Burn Water , included on his project Ethereal Future .
Aaron Hall – None Like You (Remix)
We met r&b crooner Aaron Hall on They Want Mo Beats and R&B Cream and now we give ya a sumptuous and must have remix version of his single titled None Like You from the 1998 album Inside Of You. You can appreciate the divine voice of Aaron alongisde Cuban Link,Fat Joe and the beloved Big Pun.