SCRATCHTHEBLOCK PRESENTS: ROOTS,GROOVE & RHYTHM (an R&B selection)SCRATCHTHEBLOCK PRESENTS: ROOTS,GROOVE & RHYTHM (an R&B selection)
Flight attendants, prepare for take-off please, destination r&b groovy land!!
Scratchtheblock.com is ready to announce the brand new r&b selection , entitled : Roots Groove & Rhythm.
In 1986 the legendary duo composed by KRS-1 and Scott La Rock,Boogie Down Production, dropped their viral tune called South Bronx! Ten years later, r&b female group Total released their self-titled debut album, revisiting in r&b key, the Boogie Down’s smash with the single No One Else.
The next track is by Illinois songstress,songwriter,arranger Syleena Johnson from her sophomore album called Chapter 2 ( produced by several heavy-weight of the production like: Carvin Harris, Hi-Tek,R.Kelly). We choose the remix street-version of Tonight I’m Gonna Let You Go featuring Busta Rhymes and his Flipmode Squad crew.
One of the most renowned r&b artist of the mid 90s, Montell Jordan, gained a ramarkable success with his single Fallin from the 1996 album More! But…..what’s your impression about the remix version cared by the King Of New Jack Swing, Teddy Riley ?
Back in the 1992 when Mary J Blige showed to the world her undeniable talent with her debut album What’s The 411?, launched by the lead single You remind Me and then with anotha superb tune called Real Love. For your own collection we choose the must have remix version of Real Love featuring Notorius Big, with the sample of Betty Wright classic soul track,Clean Up Woman!!!
On our r&b selection Finer Things , we posted a 95 Jodeci beautiful track entitled Get On Up. Today we recommend you a spectacular version remixed in a flawless way by Erick Sermon.
Faith Evans is the next recommendation! In 1995 she released Faith and the third single from her debut album was Ain’t Nobody produced by P.Diddy. Here you are the remix version with the collabo of New Jersey femcee Queen Latifah.
If you listened to Finer Things , maybe the name of UK producers Bon Garçon is familiar!! We are totally fascinated by the single Thug Love that uses the sample of an hip hop classic joint: The Blast by Hi-Tek and Kweli
Ok after some must have masterpieces from the past, what do you think to listen to some new r&b flava? There are a bunch of interesting artists from the current soundscape: Trey Songz,Pleasure P,Teeflii,Drake,PARTYNEXTDOOR and August Alsina. New Orleans r&b crooner hit us with his mixtape Nola and his most recent projects. Let us know what’s your impression about the single In Your Hood.
In 1997 r&b female group Allure teamed up with Nas to release their smash single Head Over Heels, produced by golden duo producer Trackmasters,that used Marley Marl sample of The Bridge performed in 1986 by M.C Shan.
The last gem is performed by an artist that appeared on our neo-soul selection Nu-Soul Fragments : Alfonzo Hunter. For this selection we choose anotha great track from Blacka Da Berry, Weekend Thang. Enjoy yourself with the street flow of the remix version by two members from the Def Squad crew: Keith Murray on the mic and Erick Sermon on da beat!!!