In the 70s, the L.A. vocal troupe established a reputation for thoughtful and topical soul — an era often overlooked today.
The 50th anniversary of Philadelphia International affords the opportunity to revisit the early history of a duo who defined classic soul.
A list of every rap full-length released between 1980 and 1982.
Ten great songs that opened rap albums.
A list of the best of Wu-Tang Clan’s second era (starting with their second album).
A remembrance of the work of DOOM, the greatest rapper/producer of his era.
Life during a pandemic is given an impressionist perspective. Cover art by the late Peter Gellatly.
A Tribe Called Quest formally introduced themselves to the MTV audience with three classic singles marked by infectious optimism.
These protest songs fulfill a tradition: when a crisis hits the Black community, the musicians shift to address it.
As the coronavirus epidemic continues to roil the globe, this playlist of rap songs is assembled the meaning of the word “home.”
As the world adapts to life under a global pandemic, the album art of several recent rap releases is having a noticeable impact.
A list of famous artists that I saw get booed and/or heckled in concert.