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by Matthew Allen

“That song started with me on the MPC [drum machine]. I just looped a beat.” Usually when someone explains that’s… Read More

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Bad Brains Guitarist on Life Support

by Rolling Stone

Bad Brains guitarist Dr. Know, real name Gary Miller, is reportedly in the hospital and on life support, according to social media… Read More

Erykah Badu: Nothing Neo About Her Soul [INTERVIEW]

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by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

Erykah Badu returned to her performing roots last Thursday (October 29). The Dallas-born songstress graced the stage at the Black… Read More

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Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’Banj, has been pounding the Nigerian entertainment industry like yam since the… Read More

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by Sun Singleton

Detroit is famous for its music, from Motown to techno and house, to Eminem and Dilla. But it’s less well known for its stellar… Read More

Usher + Harry Belafonte Discuss the ‘Chains’ That Bind

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by Felice León

A euphoric Usher Raymond IV walked into a reception space at the 92nd Street Y on the upper west side of Manhattan as though he’d… Read More

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by Michael A. Gonzales

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this week, Groove Theory’s self-titled debut album was a game changer in the world of Black… Read More

Mr. Kendrick Goes to Washington

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by Matthew Allen

When it was announced that Kendrick Lamar was going to be performing selections… Read More

WATCH: Mashup of Drake's Hotline Bling

WATCH: Mashup of Drake's Hotline Bling

Hmmmm... Drake's dancing in that Hotline Bling video reminded us of a few things. Check out our mash-up. (Sorry, Six God!) Read More

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Janet Charts an Unbreakable Path for the Aging Pop Star

by Michael Arceneaux

It’s not particularly fair, but no less true: pop music is not kind to the aging artist. This is especially so if you’re… Read More

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