In honour of Valentine's Day, here's a guide on how to make the perfect mixtape for each stage of courtship: from crush to even getting back together.
Voodoo still stands as a wildly innovative, forward-thinking and challenging record, who knew it would take 14 years for D’Angelo to top it.
The past decade saw a breakdown in genres, conventions, musical borders and barriers to entry… as the best albums of the 2010s prove.
A song doesn’t have to have a message in order to change society. Race relations, gender equality and identity politics have all been shaped by music.
Director John Singleton left behind more than just a cinematic legacy; his soundtracks brought the black experience to life on the big screen.
Genre-defining anthems from the finest golden age of R&B, the best 90s R&B songs still fill dancefloors while speaking to the soul.
The follow-up to ‘Let’s Get It On’, Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Want You’ was a deeply personal album that laid the blueprint for 90s and 00s R&B and neo soul.
Dropped during the peak of coastal beef in hip-hop, Questlove breaks down the perfect storm that produced The Roots’ breakout album, ‘Things Fall Apart’.
With festival season around the corner, another stellar line-up was announced for the annual Afropunk festival in both Brooklyn and Atlanta.
R&B figurehead D'Angelo has his seminal 1995 debut album Brown Sugar reissued in 2CD and digital deluxe editions from 25 August 2017 by Virgin/UMe.
John Blackwell Jr, formerly the drummer with Prince's New Power Generation and Patti LaBelle has died of a brain tumour aged 43
In an ‘AM/PM’ playlist created for Spotify, Sylvan Esso have revealed influences as varied as D’Angelo and Cyndi Lauper, and admit to embracing their 30s.
Blue Note jazz stylist José James is recast as a powerful contemporary R&B figurehead on Love in a Time of Madness, to be released on 24 February, 2017.
J Dilla's death, on 10 February 2006, robbed the world of a talent it was only just beginning to comprehend. We pick some of his landmark productions.
15 years ago today, the ‘Voodoo’ album served notice that D'Angelo was the soul sound of the new millennium, when it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.