Poetic and provocative, Common rose from underground hip-hop to become the music’s fiercest custodian. The best Common songs reveal how.
Steeped in tradition while pushing music into new frontiers, modern R&B has infiltrated the mainstream and become the go-to sound for pop music.
Before hip-hop and R&B got together, the rap ballad showed the softer side of hip-hop. The best hip-hop love songs prove that MCs need love too.
With a PhD in emotional honesty, she keeps it street and soulful. The best Mary J Blige songs show why the singer remains a unique force in R&B.
From timeless favourites to new holiday classics, the best Christmas soundtracks will get you in the holiday spirit all season long.
With 1994's 'My Life,' Blige was on her sophomore release and the follow-up to her 1992 breakthrough album 'What’s The 411?'
Amazon Studios have announced a forthcoming Mary J Blige documentary, directed by Vanessa Roth and executive produced by Blige and Sean Combs.
The best Christmas hip-hop and R&B songs find Kanye giving the gift of a guest spot and Kurtis Blow doing a different kind of Christmas wrapping.
From deep funk cuts to snazzy jazz numbers, the best Thanksgiving songs focus on food and gratitude for the holidays.
The Stylistics' original version of Bell & Creed's You Are Everything' later a UK hit for Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye, rarely gets the limelight it deserves.
Featuring her classic 1990s singles, the new set tells the story of Blige as she first established herself as a tour de force of ‘90s R&B.
Not often a label thought of in hip-hop terms, the best Motown samples prove that Berry Gordy’s empire had more than enough beats for the crate-diggers.
'It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me' took Barry's bedroom soul into the disco era.
No longer masking her ornate bravado with hip-hop samples, ‘Mary’ saw Mary J Blige follow her 70s muse and take a plunge into neo-soul.
Like many of Blige’s soul-searching songs, ‘Know’ reflects a lifetime of pain and survival.