The album 'Juju Music' was the first of its kind, and opened the floodgates for other artists from Africa to go global.
This soundtrack lynchpin for Spike Lee's ‘Do The Right Thing’ remains one of Public Enemy's most searing anthems. Here's the story of how it got made.
The Wattstax concert was a snapshot of the Black-is-Beautiful movement; an early 70s salve for the wounds caused by the 60s.
The saxophonist's name isn't as known as among non-jazz fans these days, but he should be remembered as a pioneer and innovator.
Mellow Man Ace put together the first gold record by a Latino MC. This is how the man widely regarded as the Godfather Of Latin Hip-Hop did it.
The story of how a trio of R&B sista-friends came together for a cover that sounds like victors sharing stories from the battle.
It's time to celebrate the MCA years of Patti LaBelle, whose refusal to tone her Patti’ness down prevented her from becoming a true pop superstar.
In a world where Black women are consistently expected to compromise, Dinah Washington made few.
The South African trumpeter is an international icon, with a legend earned through decades of creativity, outspoken advocacy, and activism.
Our new editorial series centers Black writers writing about Black music, taking a new look at music and moments that have previously either been overlooked or not properly contextualized.
Queen Latifah can still spit hot fire as effortlessly as she belts a note. The beauty is, she’s proven she doesn’t have to choose between the two.