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.
Motown’s most dangerous star of the early 1980s was on fire in the summer of 1983, and so were his label.
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.
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's hit inspires our Motown duets playlist.
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.
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'.
To mark Motown’s 60th anniversary, all of the surviving artists who helped build Motown’s legacy to what it is today were on hand to perform their hits.
Setting Rick James on the road to success, ‘Street Songs’ reflected the conflicting duality at the heart of his “punk funk” aesthetic.
From emerging artists making their big debut to legendary icons gracing the stage, here are some best Grammy performances of all time.
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.
Remembering one of the last international stars of the original Motown empire.