Red Light Special



Red Light Special is a podcast centered around R&B music and the way it makes us feel. Each week show hosts, Rob Markman and Kristin Coral, will explore the world of R&B with in-depth artist interviews, spirited debates, as well as interaction with the listeners.


  • The Never Can Say Goodbye Episode

    The Never Can Say Goodbye Episode

    30/03/2016 Duration: 52min

    Rob and Kristin return this week to talk about DVSN, all the R&B acts considered for the XXL Freshman cover, Big Sean/Jhené Aiko and sadly announce the end of the podcast. #DVSN #XXL #BigSean #JheneAiko #TheLastRLS

  • The NJOMZA Episode

    The NJOMZA Episode

    09/03/2016 Duration: 01h05min

    On this week's episode Rob and Kris welcome NJOMZA, a soulful singer signed to Mac Miller's REMember music label. NJOMZA tells us about her journey from the midwest to Los Angeles, how she met Mac, what it was like working with Skrillex and what kind of boys she likes. #NJOMZA #MacMiller #REMemberMusic

  • The Ye Ali Episode

    The Ye Ali Episode

    02/03/2016 Duration: 01h12min

    This week Ye Ali joins Rob and Kris to talk about his rise in music, making the move from Indiana to L.A., recording with Kirko Bangz and the origins of Traphouse Jodeci. #YEAli #TraphouseJodeci

  • The BJ The Chicago Kid Episode

    The BJ The Chicago Kid Episode

    24/02/2016 Duration: 59min

    On this week's Red Light Special Rob and Kris welcome BJ The Chicago Kid to the show. The rising soul singer breaks down his musical journey thus far, working with everyone from Dave Hollister to Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar, he also tells the stories behind key tracks on his new album "In My Mind." #InMyMind #BJTheChicagoKid

  • The Grammy Family

    The Grammy Family

    18/02/2016 Duration: 01h24min

    This week, Kris and Rob invite Jess aka MoBiggaa aka Petty Next Door to the show to talk about the 2016 Grammy Awards, how Lauryn Hill messed up and Sage The Gemini's IG post to Jordin Sparks. #Grammys #SageTheGemini #TheWeeknd #LaurynHill

  • The King Episode

    The King Episode

    08/02/2016 Duration: 01h05min

    This week, Rob and Kris welcome King (sisters Paris and Amber Strother, and Anita Bias)! Together they break down their debut album "We Are King" and talk about the support they've gotten from Prince and Erykah Badu. King also talk about their love for Nintendo and go around the room recalling their first slow dance. #King #WeAreKing #RedLightSpecial #Prince #Nintendo

  • The Jeff Sledge Episode

    The Jeff Sledge Episode

    27/01/2016 Duration: 01h48min

    This week, Rob and Kris invite famed A&R and industry veteran Jeff Sledge to the Red Light Special. Together they talk about Jeff's time at JIVE Records and working with R. Kelly, Aaliyah, Chris Brown and T-Pain. The RLS crew also weigh in on Joe Budden's Tory Lanez versus Bryson Tiller debate. #JeffSledge #RKelly #Aaliyah @JoeBudden #ToryLanez #BrysonTiller

  • The Jon Bellion Episode

    The Jon Bellion Episode

    13/01/2016 Duration: 01h02min

    For the first episode of 2016, Rob and Kris sit with singer/songwriter/producer Jon Bellion. Jon tells us how he was discovered by Kara DioGuardi, signed to Visionary Music Group and how he ended up with writing credits on Eminem and Rihanna's "The Monster." We also spoke to Bellion about his solo catalog and what we can expect from his upcoming major label debut album later this year.

  • The Monica Episode

    The Monica Episode

    22/12/2015 Duration: 49min

    Monica joins Rob and Kristin on the last "Red Light Special" of 2015. She opens up about her new album "Code Red," her 20-plus year legacy, how R&B is in a state of emergency and working with Missy Elliott and Timbaland. Miss Thing also talks about the camaraderie amongst ATL artists and going to high school with 2 Chainz. #Monica #CodeRed

  • The Jacquees  YMHH Episode

    The Jacquees & "YMHH" Episode

    16/12/2015 Duration: 01h19min

    On this week's "Red Light" Cash Money singer Jacquees hooks up with Rob for a special out-of-the-studio interview, while the cast of Al Patron's "You, Me, Him & Her" meets Kris in the studio to talk about their film and crazy relationships. #Jacquees #CashMoney #YouMeHimAndHer #LikeBaby

  • Emanny And The Great Grammy Snubs

    Emanny And The Great Grammy Snubs

    09/12/2015 Duration: 01h12min

    During this week's show, singer Emanny joins Rob and Kris to talk about his new EP "Ms. 4:00 AM," being influenced by Michael Jackson, Joe Budden's long lost R&B bracket, why feet are disgusting, and the snubs at the 2016 Grammy nominations. #Emanny #JoeBudden #GrammySnubs

  • The Tim Vocals Episode

    The Tim Vocals Episode

    02/12/2015 Duration: 01h11min

    This week Harlem, NY singer Tim Vocals sits with Rob and Kris to talk about his new project "RNB," being locked up in jail and how hustling on the streets led him to a budding singing career.

  • The Tory Lanez Episode

    The Tory Lanez Episode

    25/11/2015 Duration: 54min

    Tory Lanez joins Rob Markman on this episode to talk about his rise in music, the success of his single "Say It," and his crazy live show. #ToryLanez #SayIt

  • The Lipstick Gypsy Episode

    The Lipstick Gypsy Episode

    18/11/2015 Duration: 01h05min

    In this episode Rob and Kris welcome Lipstick Gypsy, LA Reid's new group signed to Epic Records. During the talk, LG producer Chris Liggio speaks on his background in hip-hop and the lost Jay Z track that he once produced. Singer, John Thomas talks about their new single "Infatuation," his man bun and sings for the audience. #LipstickGypsy #RedLightSpecial

  • The August Alsina Episode

    The August Alsina Episode

    09/11/2015 Duration: 59min

    August Alsina joins "Red Light Special" this week and opens up to Rob and Kristin about why it's OK for men to cry, his new album "This Thing Called Life" and the controversy surrounding the concert performance where he felt on a fan's breasts.

  • The Dawn Richard Episode

    The Dawn Richard Episode

    29/10/2015 Duration: 01h06min

    On this episode of "Red LIght Special" Rob and Kristin sit with Dawn Richard. Dawn talked about her start with Danity Kane, and her current feelings on the controversial group. She also opened up about her relationship with Puff Daddy and her time as a part of his Diddy-Dirty Money crew. With all the drama behind her, Dawn lays out her plans for the future and the dance direction of her upcoming REDemptionHeart album.

  • The Bryson Tiller TRAPSOUL Episode

    The Bryson Tiller TRAPSOUL Episode

    05/10/2015 Duration: 43min

    Episode 18 of Red Light Special features rising R&B star Bryson Tiller, who's new mixtape T R A P S O U L has fans everywhere buzzing. Young Tiller opens up about his recording process, almost signing with Drake, being influenced by Omarion and Soulja Boy; plus his fascination with video games.

  • The Force MDs Episode

    The Force MDs Episode

    30/09/2015 Duration: 01h21min

    On this week's episode of Red Light Special Stevie D and Khalil Lundy from The Force MDs join Rob and Kristin to explain the group's legacy in R&B and hip-hop.

  • The Kirby Maurier Episode

    The Kirby Maurier Episode

    16/09/2015 Duration: 01h10min

    On this week's Red Light Special, Kris gets caught in traffic and up and coming singer/songwriter Kirby Maurier talks about her independent grind on Valholla Entertainment, cheating on her college boyfriend and her new album "Doing The Most."

  • The JakePapa Episode

    The Jake&Papa Episode

    09/09/2015 Duration: 58min

    This week Rob and Kris discuss Mack Wild's new single "Bonnie & Clyde" and took the Red Light Special to Spanish Harlem in New York to interview California R&B duo Jake&Papa. Together they discuss Jake and Pop's start in the group Brutha, being signed to Def Jam, singing for Stevie Wonder and their new album "Sexual Warfare."

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