In Hip-Hop and Beyond

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Lamont Dozier

Diving deep into the hit-heavy solo and production catalog of the late Motown legend, Lamont Dozier, whose innumerable classics provided… Read More

August 9, 2022

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: James Mtume [Playlist]

Remembering and celebrating the late James Mtume through his extensive imprint on hip-hop and r&b over the last 30 years.… Read More

January 10, 2022

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Dr. Lonnie Smith [Playlist]

Featuring hip-hop classics and obscurities from Madvillain, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, and more. Last night, Blue… Read More

September 29, 2021

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Sade [Playlist]

Featuring deep cuts and classics from Mobb Deep, Black Star, MF DOOM, J Dilla, Freddie Gibbs, Snoop Dogg, and so… Read More

January 16, 2021

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Marvin Gaye [Playlist]

Celebrating the symphonic afterglow of Marvin Gaye. Though he passed nearly 40 years ago, Marvin Gaye is one of the few… Read More

April 2, 2019

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Donald Byrd [Playlist]

Our final exposition of the year heads to the many places and spaces invented and extended by the late Donald Byrd.… Read More

December 9, 2018

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Jimi Hendrix [Playlist]

Exploring the purple afterglow of the guitar god. Today marks what would have been the 76th rotation for Jimi Hendrix,… Read More

November 27, 2018

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Bootsy Collins [Playlist]

An ode to Bootzilla. Like many young musicians too weird and too loose (lucid?) for James Brown's militantly-conducted backing band, Bootsy… Read More

October 26, 2018

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Roy Ayers [Playlist]

Vibes galore from A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla, Madlib, Large Professor, MF DOOM, and so many more. Of its… Read More

September 10, 2018

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Michael Jackson [Playlist]

A post shared by Michael Jackson (@michaeljackson) on Aug 20, 2018 at 10:04am PDT The King of Pop, House, New… Read More

August 29, 2018

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Bill Withers

Celebrating the legend's 80th birthday Yes, it's the 4th of July. But let's be honest; there's absolutely no glory in acknowledging… Read More

July 4, 2018

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Prince

Charting the purple and paisley effect from LL Cool J to Lil B. Though he is in many ways its… Read More

June 7, 2018

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Minnie Riperton [Playlist]

The beloved singer would have been 70-years-old today Gone too soon, but impossible to forget, Minnie Riperton's music may be… Read More

November 8, 2017

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Joni Mitchell [Playlist]

"Joni Mitchell never lies." Roberta Joan Mitchell, or simply Joni, is a living fucking treasure. She earned the trust of… Read More

November 7, 2017

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Heatwave [Playlist]

Tracing the funk from nineteen-seventy-something through the millennial age Sadly, the holy trifecta of Heatwave is no longer with us.… Read More

October 30, 2017

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Thelonious Monk [Playlist]

Celebrating the 100th birthday of a jazz giant The off-kilter genius of Thelonious Monk ranks amongst music most cherished. And not… Read More

October 10, 2017