Motown’s most dangerous star of the early 1980s was on fire in the summer of 1983, and so were his label.
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's hit inspires our Motown duets playlist.
How well do you know punk-funk superstar Rick James and his Garden of Love album? Test your knowledge with our quiz!
The Grammy-winning funk rock singer from Buffalo, New York had showmanship and songwriting that was highly revered and beloved.
From the superb catalogue of the Emperors of Soul, 20 of the best Temptations songs in this exclusive playlist, including their latest album 'All The Time'.
From stoner anthems to good-natured novelties, the best songs about marijuana are perfect for indulgers – or those with just a contact buzz.
Setting Rick James on the road to success, ‘Street Songs’ reflected the conflicting duality at the heart of his “punk funk” aesthetic.
In the golden era of the Temptations, Kendricks' light, acrobatic voice was the perfect foil for the gritty tones of the equally brilliant David Ruffin.
A bizarre ride through funk, rock and jazz history, The Pharcyde’s debut album remains unique in the history of hip-hop – a rare example of rap without ego.
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.
With some of its icons still making hits, and a new breed of R&B star rising through the ranks, Motown continued to dominate the charts in the 80s and 90s.
Everyone knows the heavy-hitting classics, but Motown’s output was so good there are tons of overlooked 70s albums you need to know.
Having helped birth soul music in the 60s, Motown helped it mature in the 70s, creating classic albums and asking some of the biggest questions of the era.
The best Motown songs are timeless soul classics that capture everything it means to be in love, to suffer heartbreak – and to want to dance with abandon.
His insane lifestyle might have risked overshadowing the music, but Rick James was a talented musician whose work speaks for itself.