Rihanna Shares New ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Single “Born Again”

Marking the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Rihanna has released new single "Born Again," following "Lift Me Up" last month.… Read More

November 11, 2022

Dave Chappelle Went Off During Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley

While closing out Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley, Dave Chappelle broke curfew, prompting him to threaten to boycott Napa… Read More

August 1, 2022

Sound Engineer, Producer and Longtime Sade Collaborator, Michael Pela, Has Died

Grammy Award-winning producer, sound engineer, mixer and longtime Sade collaborator Michael Pela passed away on July 23 at 72-years-old. Tributes… Read More

July 26, 2022

From Silk Sonic to Maxwell Here Were the Best Billboard Music Awards 2022 Performances

Hosted by Diddy, the Billboard Music Awards 2022 on Sunday night featured performances from Megan the Stallion, Travis Scott and… Read More

May 16, 2022

Rakim & Bilal to Perform New York City Shows for the Blue Note Jazz Festival

In June, Blue Note Jazz Festival will hold special engagements at Sony Hall, with performances from Bilal and Rakim featuring… Read More

May 13, 2022

Robert Glasper & Maxwell Headline Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley

Hosted by Dave Chappelle, the 2022 Blue Note Jazz Festival held in Napa Valley will feature Robert Glasper, Erykah Badu,… Read More

April 22, 2022

Record Store Day 2021 Essentials: Black Friday Edition

A guide to this year's Record Store Day releases, featuring crucial compilations of hazed-out funk and soul rarites, bulked-up anniversary… Read More

November 24, 2021

Maxwell Returns to Release Lush Single “Off,” Announces 2022 Tour

"Off" is a blissful, soft ride that preps listeners for what's to come from the beloved singer. Maxwell emerges from… Read More

November 16, 2021

Maxwell Never Imagined People Would Love ‘Urban Hang Suite’ After All of These Years

We spoke with Maxwell who talked about celebrating 25 years of Urban Hang Suite, the young R&B artists, and the… Read More

March 25, 2021

These Celebrities Are Hitting the Polls & Encouraging You to Do the Same

Dozens of celebrities are using their platforms to share information about the 2020 election. Tuesday, November 3rd marks one of… Read More

November 3, 2020

The 19 Most Influential R&B Albums of ’90s & the Waves it Left

From Bell Biv DeVoe's New Jack Swing sound to Aaliyah's form of Electro-R&B: here are the 19 most influential R&B… Read More

October 23, 2019

Maxwell on Artists Making Cohesive Albums: “I Feel Like That’s Going to Come Back Eventually”

A post shared by Maxwell (@maxwell) on May 2, 2017 at 7:24am PDT Maxwell gave an extended interview to Touré On… Read More

November 16, 2017

Maxwell Shares “Gods” Video, Announces Spring/Summer 2017 Tour with Common, Ledisi and More

Following last year's King and Queen of Hearts tour with Mary J. Blige, Maxwell has announced another star-studded road outing… Read More

March 27, 2017

Janelle Monaé, Maxwell and More To Perform at Women’s March On Washington

This Saturday, January 21st, The Women's March on Washington will gather thousands in opposition to the president-elect and his regime… Read More

January 19, 2017

Maxwell + Mary J. Blige Continue To Hold Court At ‘King and Queen of Hearts’ Tour

King and Queen of Hearts Tour photos taken by Vickey Ford (SneakShot) for Okayplayer. I was privileged to catch the… Read More

November 19, 2016

‘Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite’ Receives 20th Anniversary Gold Vinyl Reissue

Six months back we wished Maxwell's debut album, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, a warm 20 year anniversary with a retrospective on… Read More

September 15, 2016