Faith Evans

Faith Resurrects ’90s Swag on ‘Incomparable’ [INTERVIEW]

by Michael A. Gonzales

Faith Evans’s latest single “I Deserve It,” featuring Missy Elliott and Sharaya J., highlights her unmarried woman… Read More

big K.R.I.T.

Big K.R.I.T. Prepares to Cruise ‘Cadillactica’ [INTERVIEW]

by John Kennedy

Big K.R.I.T. has quite the imagination. We’re in a black Suburban zipping through tight southbound traffic on Manhattan’s… Read More

Jean Grae

Jean Grae:
Beyond Beats and Rhymes

by Glennisha Morgan

According to Jean Grae’s Instagram biography, she’s "the Dread Pirate Roberts," a magician, an atom manipulator… Read More

kendrick lamar

Is Kendrick Lamar Scared of the Sophomore Slump?

by Bryan Graham

Throughout baseball stadiums all around the country, fans and players are paying their respect to New York Yankees shortstop Derek… Read More

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Somi’s ‘Salon’ Brings Africa to Harlem [INTERVIEW]

by Suede

Chicago-born chanteuse Somi was raised by parents of Rwandan and Ugandan heritage. Her beginnings were a fascinating mélange… Read More

rapsody

Why Is Rapsody Still 'Hard to Choose'?
[INTERVIEW]

by Glennisha Morgan

If there is one thing that the first lady of Jamla Records is sure of, it’s her image. Thus, you won't see Rapsody face-down… Read More

Full Force Get Busy One (More) Time [INTERVIEW]<br />

Full Force Get Busy One (More) Time [INTERVIEW]

by Ericka Blount Danois

Full Force—with Bowlegged Lou, Paul Anthony, B-Fine, Curt-T-T, Shy Shy and Baby Gerry have always been a tight-knit family… Read More

Snoop + Memphis Music Legends = ‘Take Me to the River’<br />

Snoop + Memphis Music Legends = ‘Take Me to the River’

by Margeaux Johnson

Insistent beat. Soulful rhythms. Hallowed vocals. “Race music,” as it was coined in the early 20th century, combined… Read More

All Eyes on Us: When Black Culture Goes Global

All Eyes on Us: When Black Culture Goes Global

by Bessie Akuba Winn-Afeku

Two years ago, I made Germany my temporary home, using the opportunity to travel throughout Europe and attend numerous festivals… Read More

Simone Battle Adds to Tragic Trend of Celebrity Suicide

Simone Battle Adds to Tragic Trend of Celebrity Suicide

by #teamEBONY

Beyond the Lights, the romantic drama directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball)… Read More

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