Category: Music

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The Heart of a Songwriter: PartyNextDoor | The Undefeated

The Heart of a Songwriter: PartyNextDoor | The Undefeated

This week, Berry Gordy. Jay Z, and James “Jimmy Jam” Harris and Terry Lewis will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. They will join immorta ...
Xscape member Kandi Burruss creates the soundtracks of our lives | The Undefeated

Xscape member Kandi Burruss creates the soundtracks of our lives | The Undefeated

This week, Berry Gordy, Jay Z, and James “Jimmy Jam” Harris and Terry Lewis will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. They will join immorta ...
It’s Not the Blacks, Tinashe, It’s You | The Root

It’s Not the Blacks, Tinashe, It’s You | The Root

When your name is “Tinashe,” black folks don’t need Scooby Doo or a member of the Mystery Machine to guess that race. Yet the singer-songwriter-dancer ...
Hip-Hop Will Never Truly Move on From 2Pac | The Ringer

Hip-Hop Will Never Truly Move on From 2Pac | The Ringer

Even as young rappers question his relevance, Pac’s legacy endures Source: Hip-Hop Will Never Truly Move on From 2Pac – The Ringer ...
Why Ice Cube should be a future Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee | The Undefeated

Why Ice Cube should be a future Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee | The Undefeated

This week, Berry Gordy, Jay Z, and James “Jimmy Jam” Harris and Terry Lewis will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. They will join immorta ...
Curren$y’s ‘Pilot Talk’ Trilogy Is a Small Victory | The Ringer

Curren$y’s ‘Pilot Talk’ Trilogy Is a Small Victory | The Ringer

And now you can finally stream the whole Ski Beatz–produced project on Spotify Source: Curren$y’s ‘Pilot Talk’ Trilogy Is a Small Victory – The Ringe ...
How Joe Budden Became the Stephen A. Smith of Rap Media | The Ringer

How Joe Budden Became the Stephen A. Smith of Rap Media | The Ringer

Hip-hop’s loudest antagonist has found new life as a pundit Source: How Joe Budden Became the Stephen A. Smith of Rap Media ...
SZA’s New Album Is A Black Girl’s Tumblr Come To Life | Buzzfeed

SZA’s New Album Is A Black Girl’s Tumblr Come To Life | Buzzfeed

The 26-year-old musician makes atmospheric R&B that’s self-questioning, self-affirming, and as relatable as it is personal. Source: SZA's New Alb ...
Trey Songz and the Sad State of Pelvic-Thrust R&B | The Ringer

Trey Songz and the Sad State of Pelvic-Thrust R&B | The Ringer

The singer’s last album disappointed, and the genre has mostly moved past corny slow jams. But who wants to live without Mr. Steal Yo Girl? Source: T ...
SZA Takes Back Her ‘Ctrl’ | The Ringer

SZA Takes Back Her ‘Ctrl’ | The Ringer

The TDE songstress’s long-awaited proper debut is conceptual and lucid but more pointed and confident than her previous work Source: SZA Takes Back H ...
Black Music Month: The Oral History Of Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly’s ‘Before I Let Go’ | Essence

Black Music Month: The Oral History Of Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly’s ‘Before I Let Go’ | Essence

For its undeniable contribution to music and our community—from BBQ’s and beyond—we talk to the singer about the anthem that makes the summer. Source ...
Purple Reign: How The World’s First Academic Conference Devoted To Prince | Cassius

Purple Reign: How The World’s First Academic Conference Devoted To Prince | Cassius

There's no doubt Prince was one of the most outstanding entertainers of our time. But in discussing his contributions to the world, one would be remis ...
Choose Love: 10 Years Of ‘Int’l Players Anthem’ | MTV

Choose Love: 10 Years Of ‘Int’l Players Anthem’ | MTV

On UGK and Outkast’s 2007 classic, Willie Hutch, and the mysteries of the heart Source: Choose Love: 10 Years Of ‘Int’l Players Anthem’ - MTV ...
Every R&B Artist Wants to Sound Like Bryson Tiller | The Ringer

Every R&B Artist Wants to Sound Like Bryson Tiller | The Ringer

On ‘True to Self,’ a refreshingly quiet star stakes his claim Source: Every R&B Artist Wants to Sound Like Bryson Tiller – The Ringer ...
The Emancipation of Donna Summer | Noisey

The Emancipation of Donna Summer | Noisey

2017 marks 40 years since Summer's audacious, pivotal pair of albums 'I Remember Yesterday' and 'Once Upon a Time.' Source: The Emancipation of Donna ...
Why ‘The Get Down’ Cancellation Is A Major Loss For The Culture | Cassius

Why ‘The Get Down’ Cancellation Is A Major Loss For The Culture | Cassius

Sadly, we saw this coming. Netflix sleeper and cult favorite The Get Down has been canceled after just one season. The series, set in the Bronx during ...
Solange Makes the Guggenheim Museum Her Own | MTV

Solange Makes the Guggenheim Museum Her Own | MTV

On the scene at ‘An Ode To,’ her latest reimagining of ‘A Seat at the Table’ Source: Solange Makes the Guggenheim Museum Her Own - MTV ...
My Mom Loves Snoop Dogg, And Other Testaments To A Quarter-Century Of Relevance | The Record : NPR

My Mom Loves Snoop Dogg, And Other Testaments To A Quarter-Century Of Relevance | The Record : NPR

With the release of Neva Left on Friday, the elder statesman of rap isn't making a comeback as much as he's maintaining his streak of consistency. So ...
The story behind The Notorious B.I.G.’s spooky ‘Life After Death’ album cover | The Undefeated

The story behind The Notorious B.I.G.’s spooky ‘Life After Death’ album cover | The Undefeated

Twenty years have passed, but the shock is still fresh — and still incomprehensible. On March 9, 1997, Christopher Wallace, aka The Notorious B.I.G., ...
Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and the Woke Pop Problem | Vulture

Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and the Woke Pop Problem | Vulture

Ineffectual messaging isn’t a crime in the court of public opinion, but when wokeness is your stated aim, thoughtlessness is the result. Source: Katy ...
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