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Junie Morrison in Hip-Hop and Beyond [Playlist]

Junie Morrison’s Mark in Hip-Hop and Beyond [Playlist]

Funk flags are at half-mast this afternoon as reports of Walter “Junie” Morrison‘s death are now flooding the web. It’s a hard one to take down, as r&b and hip-hop are caked with his bright and braggadocios touches. Morrison’s legacy in music is as uncommon as it is uncelebrated. A founding member of Ohio Players,…

The Grammys Won't Be Relevant Until Music Matters More Than “TV Moments"
The Grammys Won’t Be Relevant Until Music Matters More Than “TV Moments”
Here Are All of The 2017 Grammy Nominees In One Playlist
Here Are All of The 2017 Grammy Nominees In One Playlist
Cheat Sheet: Dig Deep Into J Dilla's Sample Archive With This 28-Hour Long Playlist
Cheat Sheet: Dig Deep Into J Dilla’s Sample Archive With This 28-Hour…

Dearest J Dilla disciples, this year we celebrate what would have been the late legend’s 43rd birthday. It’s…

David Axelrod, Your Favorite Producer's Favorite Producer, Has Died at 83
David Axelrod, Your Favorite Producer’s Favorite Producer, Has Died at 83

The musical community lost a legend this past weekend. David Axelrod, a prolific producer, composer…

8.66 Performers We'd Rather See at The Super Bowl LI Halftime Show
8.66 Performers We’d Rather See at The Super Bowl LI Halftime Show

This Sunday, all eyes will be glued to big and small screens as the New…

How Gabriel Garzón-Montano Flipped a Drake Check Into a Stunning Stones Throw Debut [Interview]
How Gabriel Garzón-Montano Flipped a Drake Check Into a Stunning Stones Throw…

Like all heavy-hearted twenty-somethings, Gabriel Garzon-Montano had to learn quick to roll or get rolled…

Them Changes: Thundercat Ascends From Behind-The-Scenes Bass Man
Them Changes: Thundercat’s No Longer Your Behind-The-Scenes Bass Man

“I’m not a star. I’m just backing up the cats.” – Jaco Pastorius Next month,…

50 Albums We're Excited To Hear In 2017
50 Albums We’re Excited To Hear This Year

We don’t have to tell you that 2016 might have been one of the most…

Celebrate Questlove's Born Day With A Special Collection of Tees, Hoodies, Caps and More
Celebrate Questlove’s Born Day With A Special Collection of Tees, Hoodies, Caps…

The existential doom of inauguration day may be setting in on this grey ass Friday…

In No Ranking Order: The Most Slept-On Albums of 2016
In No Ranking Order: The Most Slept-On Albums of 2016

We’ve waxed thoroughly on the year’s best albums, but if anything was proven by our…

Staff Picks: Zo's 16 Best Albums of 2016
Staff Picks: Zo’s 16 Best Albums of 2016

2016, you cruel, sadistic beast: you took frequently and relentlessly, swallowed legend after legend whole, no…

Staff Picks: William Ketchum's Best Albums of 2016
Staff Picks: William E. Ketchum III’s Best Albums of 2016

Mumble rap surely made its mark over the last 12 months with the ascension of…

Staff Picks: Abel Shifferaw’s 16 Best Albums of 2016
Staff Picks: Abel Shifferaw’s 16 Best Albums of 2016

Ahh, 2016, 2016. I ain’t gonna front 2016, you was not that cool. You were…

Staff Picks: Elijah Watson's 16 Best Albums Of 2016
Staff Picks: Elijah Watson’s 16 Best Albums Of 2016

Following Kevin Clark’s best 16 albums of 2016, I now present my picks for this…

The Faces Of Roots Picnic 2016: Backstage Portraits By Shayan Asgharnia
Reader’s Choice: MVPs of 2016

The votes are in, dear players. And it was a close match. But after a…