In 1992, the Jamaican duo recorded one of dancehall's most enduring anthems with Sly & Robbie. This is the story of how it got made.
How a Harlem-born multi-hyphenate became the blueprint for the modern MC.
Former music photographer and close friend of Elliott Smith, JJ Gonson looks back on her time in the songwriter’s orbit, and on other artists she captured on camera.
Pop music has a way of reminding us what matters most and these inspiring songs of peace keep the world reaching for higher ground.
A celebration of the Oakland trio, a group that interpolated its city's rugged sonic signatures in an unpredictable way.
A question of boundaries lays at the heart of music censorship, but artists have always pushed back, fighting for the freedom to express themselves.
With an expansive reissue on the way, Cranberries drummer Fergal Lawler reflects on the band’s breakthrough debut, ‘No Need To Argue.’
The album 'Juju Music' was the first of its kind, and opened the floodgates for other artists from Africa to go global.
Amid the great unrest of 1968, a teenage jazz fan brought pianist Thelonious Monk to Palo Alto to play a concert. This is the story of how it happened.
Side-long concept pieces, walls of Mellotrons, keyboardists in capes...such were the glories of the greatest prog rock albums.
The Gospel Truth was Stax Records' varied religious imprint. This introduction highlights some of the best music to come out on the label.
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.
Seen as a face-off between the old and new guards in jazz, Duke Ellington’s ‘Money Jungle’ album proved they were on the same continuum.
The Wattstax concert was a snapshot of the Black-is-Beautiful movement; an early 70s salve for the wounds caused by the 60s.
LGBTQ musicians haven’t always benefitted from today’s attitudes towards sexuality, but many pioneers fought for LGBTQ rights in the mainstream.