James Brown

Beyoncé Collaborated with Pharrell, Raphael Saddiq, Syd & More on Her ‘Renaissance’ Album

Beyoncé shared the tracklist for her upcoming new album via Instagram Story on Wednesday. After announcing Renaissance last month, Beyoncé has now… Read More

July 20, 2022

New James Brown Series Will Be Produced By Questlove & Black Thought

Set to arrive in 2023, the four-part Deborah Riley-Draper-directed docuseries James Brown: Say It Loud will premiere on A&E Network.… Read More

February 28, 2022

James Brown Estate Ends 15 Years of Internal Disputes with $90 Million Sale

Primary Wave has acquired the music assets, publishing, and master income stream of James Brown in a massive estate sale,… Read More

December 14, 2021

James Brown’s Longtime Emcee and Cape Man, Danny Ray, Dead at 85

Ray joined James Brown's show in 1960 and remained the late icon's right-hand-man for the bulk of his career. James… Read More

February 4, 2021

Bootsy Collins Shares The Crucial Advice He Got from James Brown

The funk pioneer also released a new single this week to benefit music industry professionals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.… Read More

June 14, 2020

Montreux Jazz Festival Enters Quarantine Mode, Releases 50+ Full Performances for Free

Featuring sets from Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, James Brown, The Wu-Tang Clan, and more. Like most gatherings of more than… Read More

March 28, 2020

The J.B.’s Mythical Demo for James Brown Released for The First Time Ever

Featuring never before heard instrumentals, as well as covers of Stevie Wonder and Band of Gypsies classics. Following quick on… Read More

December 8, 2019

Hear The Notorious B.I.G. Blaze James Brown Classics on a New Mash-Up Mixtape

Machine gun funk. The Notorious B.I.G. and James Brown are the latest legends to receive the mash-up treatment. READ: Okayplayer's… Read More

June 2, 2019

Bombshell CNN Report Investigates James Brown’s Possible Murder

The investigation spans two years, 140 interviews, and a dozen of Brown's associates who suspect foul play in his 2006… Read More

February 9, 2019