Curtis Mayfield

10 Obscure and Overlooked Blaxploitation Film Soundtracks You Need To Hear

There are many Blaxploitation film soundtracks that have either gone overlooked or followed their namesake title into the shadows of… Read More

February 18, 2022

Lionel Richie To Produce Biopic About Legendary Soul Singer Curtis Mayfield

Lionel Richie is set to produce a biopic on the iconic soul singer Curtis Mayfield. In a report from Deadline,… Read More

October 11, 2017

Hold On: Songs of Resilience, Hope and Healing [Playlist]

Suppose we're all searching like Roy Ayers today. Searching for sources of resilience, hope and healing in a broken world.… Read More

November 9, 2016

Excerpt From New Curtis Mayfield Bio Details Final LP

A week ago we wrote about the then unreleased biography of Curtis Mayfield, written by his second oldest son Todd,… Read More

October 5, 2016

Curtis Mayfield’s Son To Release Biography On Soul Singer’s Life

Throughout the years fans have been given biographies on Curtis Mayfield that explored his impact and influence on soul music,… Read More

September 27, 2016

dvsn Bids Summer Sixteen Farewell w/ A Dusty Curtis Mayfield Flip

The wheelings and dealing of once mysterious r&b team, dvsn, have been well documented in these pages over the last… Read More

September 26, 2016

Suggested Listening: Hiatus Kaiyote’s ‘Choose Your Weapon’

Even with all of the dope-ness that 2015 has offered thus far -- from Kendrick's critic-proof opus to the arrival… Read More

June 25, 2015

LION BABE Puts A Big Spin On The Curtis Mayfield Classic “Move On Up”

NYC electro-soul duo LION BABE has been turning up on everyone's radar as of late for a remarkable blend of… Read More

May 6, 2015

Mixtape Monday: DJ Premier x Ally Al Exclusive, Ta-Ku, Curtis Mayfield & More!

Chase those autumn doldrums away, it's another glorious Mixtape Monday in the Okayplayey universe. That means fresh beats are headed… Read More

November 10, 2014

The Verge Compiles “A Listenable History Of Kanye West Samples”

Kanye West's production prowess is almost never debatable. Whether reimagining crucial soul offerings like Jimmy Castor's "I Just Wanna Stop"… Read More

August 22, 2014

Pharrell, Outkast, Stevie Wonder & More To Headline Montreux Jazz Festival

Pharrell will be joining Grammy performance collaborator/golden child of funk Stevie Wonder and resurgent southern funkateers Outkast as headliners at this… Read More

April 4, 2014

Video: The Roots x Curtis Mayfield Tribute

Honoring the great Curtis Mayfield (who would have turned 70 this year), The Roots --albeit reduced to a power trio… Read More

July 23, 2012

Win Tix To Curtis Mayfield “Here But I’m Gone” Tribute f/ The Roots, TVOTR & More [7/20]

This past June, the legendary Curtis Mayfield would have celebrated his 70th birthday. The Lincoln Center in New York City… Read More

July 11, 2012