A lover, healer, and sexual deviant, all in one. These 15 Jhené Aiko essentials laid the foundation for a new wave of R&B.
Mixing hip-hop with R&B, New Jack Swing dominated the US charts between 1989 and 1993, and its innovations have left an indelible influence on modern music.
We tapped a host of change agents to discuss the powerful link between women, music, and socio-political movements.
The album was both a celebration of the joys of success and a testament to the wounds it can never heal.
Uneasy listening on a mission, ‘Death Certificate’ shocked many at the time, with Ice Cube kicking ass musically, verbally, and politically.
‘Expansion Team’ was Dilated Peoples’ most commercially successful album, beloved by fans with a fondness for hip-hop’s Golden Age.
The barriers women face in sports don’t differ much from that of the music industry, and they will be knocked down all the same.
A coming-of-age tale set to thumping bass and wheezing synths, ‘Kaleidoscope’ saw Kelis set the standard for a new era of experimental R&B.
With a knack for reinvention that has made him one of the longest-lasting rappers of all time, the best Snoop Dogg songs show that his art has no bounds.
The new initiative highlights grassroots activism, leadership innovation and self-determination from women who have redefined industry, sports and political activism.
‘The Velvet Rope’ reaffirmed Janet Jackson’s position as the pre-eminent top-selling female recording artist of her generation.
Scrapped in favor of the ‘Sex Machine’ album, the recently unearthed ‘Live At Home With His Bad Self’ finds James Brown in his full funky glory in Augusta, Georgia.
The singer's influential approach has birthed a whole generation of artists that have followed her unique vocal style.
Hitting upon his perfect meld of street-tough gangsterism and hook-heavy commerciality, ‘Vol.2… Hard Knock Life’ turned Jay Z into a superstar.
The best Lil Wayne songs find the self-proclaimed “best rapper alive” mastering hooks, dominating guest spots, and out-rapping the competition with ease.
Aggressive and ultra-confident, ‘Nothing Was The Same’ is arguably Drake’s most consistently thrilling album, more than living up to its title.