This brief history tells the story of Boom Clap Bachelors, the enigmatic Danish electronic soul collective.
As a shotgun marriage between two hot springs of black innovation, hip-house’s reputation lies between unalloyed club bliss and pop kitsch.
Madlib is one of the most acclaimed hip-hop producers of the past two decades. But his instrumentals often go unnoticed.
George Lucas’ Star Wars hit America like a pop culture meteor in the summer of 1977. The R&B scene wasn’t immune from the impact.
In the Ken Burns miniseries Jazz, Stanley Crouch comments on the dynamics of Duke Ellington’s Famous Orchestra.
A cheat sheet to my extended discussion about indie rap with Peter Agoston for his podcast, The House List.
A spotlight on Tish Hyman’s artwork for Trap Bisney Fairy Tales. Illustration by Andrew Adames.
A few thoughts on Eminem’s appearance in The Defiant Ones documentary, and the Onyx T-shirt he wore in it.
Spotlight on Kodak Black’s Painting Pictures. Illustrated by “OG Lyoch” Cartier.
A spotlight on album art for Craig G’s Ramblings of an Angry Old Man, with artwork by Adam Wallenta.
Since 2017, this list has rated the Grammy award winners for Album of the Year…for better or worse.
On the 15th anniversary of J Dilla’s birth, we revisit a 2006 essay originally published after his death.