Kanye West’s profession of faith is no joke or ploy for attention. The album isn’t for show. It’s a mission with deadly serious stakes: the eternal soul.
Caught in scandal, Cardi B is challenging us, and with precedent on the line, our response will be revealing.
John Legend tweeted that partaking in the documentary ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ was an ‘easy decision,’ and labeled Kelly a ‘serial child rapist.’ He was almost alone in going public.
If you don’t like Christmas music, this list may turn you around. If you already love Christmas music, here are a few gems you may never have heard.
The segment draws laughs partly because sexism, misogyny, and objectifying women generally have a long, undignified tradition in hip-hop.
Although I’m grateful for all the August homages to one of the queens of R&B, perhaps the best honor would be to keep her music on the airwaves.
In passing, Aretha Franklin stands as a reminder that our love for each other can be improved so much more effectively through joy rather than hate.
It’s time for one of my favorite genres: the end-of-year listicle. So before we shift our attention to 2018, let’s reflect on some of the best music to come out in 2017.
Amid the Ella Fitzgerald centennial celebrations, few note that she revived her career by consciously ‘whitening’ her vocal style in her nine Songbook albums.
Nat Hentoff was widely known as a muckraking journalist, a defender of free speech and the Bill of Rights but, most of all, as a passionate advocate for jazz.
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