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Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Once part of Digable Planets, Butler continues to be a hip-hop innovator. He stays connected to new music through his son Jazz, who records as Lil Tracy.
Thursday, April 02, 2020
G Herbo came up in Chicago's drill scene — a style of music praised for its lack of affect and criticized for its portrayal of violence. But on his new album PTSD, he drops the mask and cries.
Monday, February 10, 2020
With his four-song EP, Rafiq Bhatia is putting a new spin on jazz standards and, in a way, posing the question, "What is a standard?"
Thursday, December 19, 2019
The Buffalo, N.Y. trio sounds more like '90s street rap than modern hitmakers, but has found its way to success anyway: business co-signs from Jay-Z and Eminem and, this month, its major label debut.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Music fans would seem to have gained a lot of power over the past decade. Their online fury has silenced those who would dare to criticize their faves. But the music industry has caught on.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Perhaps no contemporary musician understands the rules of the streaming ecosystem better than the singer Khalid, who emerged as a teenager and is now one of the most listened-to artists in the world.
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Will Johnson is a successful producer and songwriter who found himself questioning the music industry and his place in it. So this time, he's trying a business approach from the world of fine art.
Monday, November 05, 2018
The rapper, who died suddenly in September at 26, built a community of musicians around him that crossed boundaries. Many of those artists showed up to memorialize Miller in concert last week.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
The 20-year-old started making viral videos; now, he has released his debut album. He owes his success, in part, to a social media-fueled youth culture revolution that prizes teen perspectives.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The label and its founder, Sean "Diddy" Combs, helped to shape much of what we take for granted in pop culture. The new documentary Can't Stop Won't Stop tells Bad Boy's story.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The prolific rapper and mentor recorded a song the day he got out of federal prison this May — and he's put out 10 projects this year. His secret? "Don't never drop your head," he says.
Monday, December 12, 2016
The rapper has spent the year on an extended victory tour. Here are the spoils, recorded in a stripped-down set with a minimal backing track and longtime producer Zaytoven on keys.
Monday, August 01, 2016
The producer and manager, who's worked with The Weeknd, Drake, Young Buck, Esthero and thestand4rd, is fighting the good fight.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
In his new song, the soulful dance artist (formerly known as Gordon Voidwell) expresses confusion with elegance and intensity. Watching and listening feels like eavesdropping.
Friday, July 08, 2016
The West Coast legend, one of the main instigators of G-funk, has seen the underside of the industry. It's not pretty, but he stays smooth.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The Compton rapper, who beat back the sophomore jinx with his new album Still Brazy, is questioning a world that barely ever makes sense.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Our producer, David Luke, father of David Luke III, put together this podcast, in which past guests like Danny Brown, Solange Knowles and T.I spoke about fatherhood and father figures. It's OK to cry.
Monday, June 06, 2016
"I'm a manager. I am in the service industry. The service industry. I'm Midas f****** Muffler."
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
She's the one behind the curtain of the biggest and best-loved rap and R&B songs in recent memory.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
"I don't want anybody to do exactly what I'm doing," says the Atlanta rapper. "I want people to look at why I'm doing what I'm doing. And if you agree with that, you go do what you do about it."