With the Black Forum label, Motown founder Berry Gordy created a place where African-American spoken-word artists could make their voices heard.
A new documentary lifts the lid on the life of the American funk pioneer Rick James.
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.
‘Rare Stamps Vol.1’ found JJ Barnes and Steve Mancha taking the Detroit sound to Memphis for a series of great soul records that are now collectors’ items.
‘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.
From singing in Motown’s biggest girl group to earning Oscar nods and becoming a fashion icon, Diana Ross set the template for future stars to follow.
Fifty songs that were part of rhythm and blues heritage but which didn’t fully find a mainstream audience until they were remade.
On January 7, 1967, Pride became the first African-American solo singer to perform on the radio show and live institution that was the Grand Ole Opry.
Mixing hip-hop with R&B, New Jack Swing dominated the US charts between 1989 and 1993, and its innovations have left an indelible influence on modern music.