Here’s the Tweet That Officially Killed the Usher Meme

It appears that New York State Governor Kathy Hochul may have unintentionally killed the viral "watch this" Usher meme. RIP… Read More

July 6, 2022

Usher Serenades NPR On His First ‘Tiny Desk’ Concert

Performing a run of classics, Usher was joined by R&B vocalists Vedo and Eric Bellinger while performing his first NPR… Read More

June 30, 2022

The Three Archivists You Should Know Celebrating the Legacy of Hip-Hop and Urban Magazines

Meet the archivists behind upnorthtrips, Rap Style Archaeology, and Nygel Sartorial: three platforms that uniquely curate some of the biggest… Read More

May 18, 2022

12 Classic R&B Songs Written By Andrea Martin

Andrea Marin was a songwriter’s songwriter. Throughout the '90s and 2000s she wrote songs for Monica, Toni Braxton, SWV, En Vogue,… Read More

September 29, 2021

Andrea Martin, Golden Pen of ’90s and ’00s R&B, Dead at 49

The r&b world is mourning the loss of Andrea Martin, who wrote hits for Monica, En Vogue, SWV, Toni Braxton,… Read More

September 28, 2021

How ‘Verzuz’ Became The Way Artists Make Amends

Verzuz has highlighted the power in taking the high road, and prioritizing moments that not only honor the legacies of… Read More

December 24, 2020

Joe Biden’s New “Get Out the Vote” Ads Will Feature Jermaine Dupri, Jeezy and Monica

Ludacris was tapped for a new campaign video that dropped on Sunday. Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has enlisted Jermaine Dupri,… Read More

October 5, 2020

Fans Are Upset Kanye West Walked on Water at Sunday Service in Georgia

West and his Sunday Service choir walked on water over the weekend in Fayetteville, Georgia. Kanye West and Joel Osteen… Read More

September 8, 2020

The Biggest Moments From Brandy & Monica’s Iconic R&B ‘Verzuz’ Battle

Brandy and Monica made it clear Monday night that their timeless catalogs are why they're both considered R&B blueprints. On… Read More

September 1, 2020

Brandy and Monica are Set for The Next ‘Verzuz’ Battle

The 90s r&b darlings are going head-to-head in the next live-stream battle. The Verzuz series has announced its next matchup.… Read More

August 23, 2020

Master P and Monica Clash Over Efforts to Free C-Murder

The No Limit founder's tone shifted from grateful to annoyed in a video posted to Instagram on Friday. The fight… Read More

August 22, 2020

India Shawn Opens up About Her Artistry & Shares Details on New Single “Cali Love” [Interview + Premiere]

In an exclusive interview, Shawn expresses her thoughts on her forthcoming project, her career and more. Raised on the edge… Read More

April 10, 2020

Watch Justine Skye and Sevyn Streeter Cover Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine” Justine Skye and Seyvn Streeter covered Brandy and Monica's 1998 hit, "The Boy is Mine" over the weekend. The singers… Read More

January 22, 2019