Founding Parliament-Funkadelic Member, Clarence ‘Fuzzy’ Haskins, Has Died

Founding Parliament-Funkadelic singer Clarence 'Fuzzy' Haskins, who later began a solo music career in the '70s, has died at 81.… Read More

March 20, 2023

Betty Davis, Legendary ’70’s Soul and Funk Singer, Has Died

Soul and funk trailblazer Betty Davis, who released three solo albums in the 1970s, has died at 77. Betty Davis,… Read More

February 9, 2022

‘BITCHIN’: The Sound And Fury of Rick James’ Captures His Joyous Artistry And Darker Persona [Review]

Bitchin': The Sound and Fury of Rick James gives a nuanced take on the complex dualities of funk star Rick James'… Read More

June 28, 2021

A Brief But In-Depth History Of Legendary NYC Club Giant Step

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the legendary New York City club Giant Step. To celebrate we took a… Read More

December 7, 2020

Kool & The Gang Co-Founder Ronald Bell Dead At 68

Ronald Bell served as the group's principal composer and arranger. Ronald Bell, the co-founder of the funk group Kool &… Read More

September 9, 2020

Edwin Birdsong, Legendary Keyboardist Sampled by De La Soul, Daft Punk, & Kanye West, Dead at 77

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by (@jazzunderthebridge) on Dec 27, 2016 at 2:26pm PST… Read More

January 22, 2019

The Futurelics Take a Vintage Voyage In “Down N’ Out” Video [PREMIERE] "Honoring the relics with a futuristic vibe." The Futurelics just dropped their latest video, "Down N’ Out." The Oakland band… Read More

November 27, 2018

Phony PPL Open a Window to Their World With New “Way Too Far” Video

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Phony Ppl (@phonyppl) on Oct 31, 2018 at 7:15am… Read More

November 20, 2018

Watch Free Nationals and Daniel Caesar’s Crisp and Colorful “Beauty & Essex” Video Get into the groove. The Free Nationals (Anderson .Paak's band), Daniel Caesar, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra just released… Read More

November 9, 2018