ALL: Playlists

Rap Songs for Home

As the coronavirus epidemic continues to roil the globe, home has taken on a new urgency. This playlist assembled around a word is fraught with meaning.

Focus On: Boom Clap Bachelors

In 2012, Boom Clap Bachelors’ “Tiden Flyver” was used on one of Kendrick Lamar’s biggest hits. This brief history tells the story of the enigmatic Danish collective.

Madlib, the Instrumentalist

Madlib is one of the most acclaimed hip-hop producers of the past two decades. But his instrumentals often go unnoticed.

Star Wars Funk

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.