In the early days of hip-hop, female rappers were essential to the genre’s biology, unapologetically detailing their experiences of the world they lived in.
Building on the success of ‘The Sidewinder,’ ‘Cornbread’ revealed Lee Morgan to be a formidable composer as well as a dazzling trumpeter.
From a tiny $800 loan, Berry Gordy turned Motown into the biggest African-American business of its era, paving the way for black-owned labels that followed.
A new documentary lifts the lid on the life of the American funk pioneer Rick James.
For Black Music Month, an appreciation of Supremes co-founder Mary Wilson's tireless work to open doors for people of all creeds, colors and sexuality.
The remixes were created by LGBTQ+ artists Honey Dijon, Coco & Breezy and Akira Akira.
With the Black Forum label, Motown founder Berry Gordy created a place where African-American spoken-word artists could make their voices heard.
It’s taken a century for LGBTQ people, people of color, and women to get their due, though they’ve inspired and shaped the industry for just as long.
Rising to fame with James Brown’s revue, Lyn Collins fought for female artists during a difficult period, leaving a trail of soul and funk classics behind.
The Robert Randolph-hosted event will also feature Earth, Wind, & Fire, Aloe Blacc, and more.
‘Lil Wayne’s style in a nutshell would be like if he met Sid Vicious in an alley in Hollygrove,’ explains Flores
Throughout 'The Off-Season,' J. Cole references peers and legends, famous bars, and mythic stories. Here are just a few.
‘Blacks And Blues’ found flautist Bobbi Humphrey teaming up with Larry Mizell for a groove-laden album that provided future sample-fodder for hip-hop.
'NMAAM showcases Black music excellence every day, but this year’s Black Music Month will be a special one as we celebrate the museum’s opening with phenomenal music icons and Black music fans...
So much more than a blues singer, Bessie Smith was an icon for her race and gender, and her legend resonates like no other in the history of blues singers.