legacy 2022

What Is A Black TikTok Influencer Worth?

Black TikTok influencers don't earn nearly as much as their white counterparts, one of many problems they face in the… Read More

June 29, 2022

The Significance of Hoodoo in P-Valley

P-Valley's Season 2 introduces Diamond, the Pynk's former bodyguard as a healing root worker. By doing so, the series exemplifies… Read More

June 28, 2022

Lupe Fiasco Is On To His Next Chapter

Lupe Fiasco spoke with Okayplayer about his new album Drill Music in Zion, his forthcoming MIT course, rappers catching RICO… Read More

June 24, 2022

French Montana & Harry Fraud Reunite & Cement Their Legacy on ‘Montega’

We talked to French Montana and Harry Fraud about their long history together and their latest album Montega. Over the… Read More

June 23, 2022

Drake — The Great Singles Artist — Finally Makes A Great Album With ‘Honestly, Nevermind’

Your typical Drake album isn't a meticulous body of work. Honestly, Nevermind is different. When Certified Lover Boy dropped last… Read More

June 22, 2022

Yaya Bey Is Creating Healing Music For Black Women

Brooklyn-based singer Yaya Bey is creating intricate R&B that speaks to her healing journey. Bey speaks with us about the… Read More

June 21, 2022

Robert Glasper on Juneteenth & Healing Through Music

Robert Glasper chats about his upcoming Juneteenth show in L.A. and how his music has been affected by the last… Read More

June 16, 2022

In Her Own Words: How Stephanie Diaz-Matos Curates the Soundtrack to ‘P-Valley’

We talked to Raedio's head music supervisor Stephanie Diaz-Matos about working on P-Valley, The Get Down, and Issa Rae's upcoming… Read More

June 14, 2022

‘HARGROVE’ Honors A Jazz Giant Born Out Of The Hip-Hop Generation

HARGROVE is an intimate portrait of a progressive and complex jazz musician who consistently pushed the boundaries of the genre.… Read More

June 13, 2022

The Secret To Rising Rapper Kidd Kenn’s Flow? Learning Every Nicki Minaj Verse

Chicago's Kidd Kenn came up remixing drill music from artists in the city. Now he's performing at Pride events across… Read More

June 10, 2022

Without SZA’s ‘CTRL,’ R&B Wouldn’t Be Where It Is Now

Released five years ago, SZA's major label debut is a peerless piece of work. CTRL is an honest, compelling R&B album… Read More

June 9, 2022

First Look Friday: UMI on Making Music That Heals

For our latest First Look Friday, we spoke with UMI about her career, her therapeutic debut album Forest in the… Read More

June 3, 2022

Giving Up A Year To The Algorithm: The Artists Releasing Extreme Amounts of Content to Build a Buzz

What is it like for an artist to run a year-long campaign centered on extreme content releases? We asked four… Read More

May 27, 2022

Behind the Beat: Salih Williams on How Mike Jones’ “Still Tippin'” Elevated Houston Rap

Salih Williams — producer of Mike Jones, Slim Thug, and Paul Wall's "Still Tippin'," — is a criminally underrated musician.… Read More

May 26, 2022

Katt Williams on the Current Culture Around Comedy: “We Should Be Protected”

We spoke with Katt Williams about his career, cancel culture, why comedians should be protected, and his new standup, World… Read More

May 24, 2022

A New DJ Screw Biography Attempts to Explain the Man Behind the Screw Tape

We spoke to Lance Scott Walker, the author of the thorough but breezy DJ Screw biography, A Life In Slow… Read More

May 17, 2022