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Jazz drummer, beat scientist and bandleader Makaya McCraven keeps past music alive — but puts his own spin on it.

Grammy award-winning Cory Henry delves deep into his deepest musical heroes, favorite keyboards, what it’s like to be back on tour again and more.

Released on August 27 by toucan sounds, The Garden is the sticky sweet fruit of a collaboration between avant-r&b singer Brandon Markell Holmes) and Rogue Vogue.

A growing chorus of artists are speaking out, claiming Rosebud cultivated a toxic environment and unfair business practices.

The single, his first since 2020’s “The Return”, is scheduled for release Friday. This week, Chance announced the release of a new single, scheduled to drop Friday March 5. He expressed the release with his characteristic Black Boy Joy in a moment when a lot of press concerning him has revolved around his ongoing, acrimonious […]

Kanye West announced on June 26th that he’ll be partnering with shopping mall staple Gap, a full circle move for sure, because Yeezy goes back quite a ways with the brand. You might remember “Spaceship”, one of the standout tracks on his 2004 debut album, The College Dropout, featured a harrowing tale of alleged khaki […]

London’s extremely talented Nubya Garcia reveals “Pace,” the beautiful and rhythmically unique first single from her upcoming album.

Ayana Contreras shares her unqiue take on the new album græ by Moses Sumney

It’s a mid-tempo R&B playlist for anyone missing the feeling of togetherness and pulsing music.

The latest project from the Chicago-based musician brings the gospel, the patience, and the feelings of “togetherness,” even while we’re apart.