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.
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.
From over-easy grooves to gritty, energised instrumental funk, ‘Soul Limbo’ found Booker T And The MGs working at their peak.
Stax’s motto for 1969 was 'getting it all together' – and they did, on ‘Soul Explosion,’ one of the great soul music compilations of all time.
Endlessly funky, the best James Brown samples reveal why the hardest working man in show business became the most-sampled artist in history.
Black Power Live is meant to be “a celebration of the incredible work done by organizers and activists around the world and will be a chance to reflect, regroup and talk about...
In Def Jam’s docu-series ‘Through The Lens’, photographer Janette Beckman talks documenting the early days of hip-hop.
The live-stream special will offer a celebration of Black music and culture, with appearances by Vic Mensa, TI and Leon Bridges, among many others.
The highly-respected musician played with many of jazz's biggest names, such as Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner and Miles Davis, as well as record solo discs for the legendary Prestige imprint.
This week Urban Legends explores the music of James Brown, whose unique style laid down the foundation of Hip-Hop, demonstrating why he is one of the most sampled artists of all-time.
The storied DJ and producer will spin over three decades of iconic tracks from the likes of JAY-Z, YG and Public Enemy on Friday.
The disco queen and ‘I Will Survive’ singer Gloria Gaynor talks her new gospel record and forging her own success.
Porter’s soulful new song, which addresses themes of racial prejudice and acceptance, comes ahead of his new album, ‘All Rise’.