The Iranian-Swedish singer draws her musical cues from Brandy and Sade while racking up a list of collaborators such as Vince Staples, James Fauntleroy and, most recently, Pharrell Williams.
The independent artist started a book club with the intention of promoting works by authors of color; now she’s encouraging community engagement, too.
From Moses Sumney’s upcoming double album to Tame Impala here are some of Stephen Thompson’s early picks for 2020.
A playlist of 50 notable songs from this year, paired with older ones that connect with them spiritually or sonically.
“Futsal Shuffle 2020” arrives after a year and a half of stop-starts in the album’s roll out, widely believed to be the product of a cold war between the rapper and his label.
After a decade of unbridled innovation, 2019 felt like a tightening of the reins in hip-hop, delivering stellar albums where artists rapped with back-to-basics clarity and precision.
You know what? Lizzo’s “Good as Hell” deserves two music videos, especially when a drum line, majorettes and marching band are involved.
The enigmatic and reclusive producer Madlib joins hard-hitting emcee Freddie Gibbs for one of the most memorable Tiny Desks of the year.
Lizzo was nominated across five of the night’s top categories, including Best New Artist.