Nina Simone

Questlove is Now Officially an Oscar Nominee

Directed by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Summer of Soul has received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Film at the 94th Academy… Read More

February 8, 2022

The ‘Summer of Soul’ Soundtrack is Finally Getting an Official Release

Summer of Soul took home both the Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival last year. Approaching six months… Read More

December 9, 2021

Watch The Exhilarating Official Trailer for Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’ Documentary

Summer of Soul is set to simultaneously premiere in theaters and via Hulu on July 2nd. Weeks out from finally hitting… Read More

June 16, 2021

Hanif Abdurraqib’s Third Favorite A Tribe Called Quest Album Might Surprise You

Author Hanif Abdurraqib spoke with Okayplayer about his new book, A Little Devil in America, how current Black music is shaping the… Read More

March 30, 2021

Two Nina Simone Albums, ‘I Put a Spell on You’ and ‘Pastel Blue’ to Be Remastered on Vinyl

Nina Simone released the two albums four months apart in 1965. On Thursday, Verve Records and Universal Music Group announced… Read More

September 24, 2020

Zoe Saldana Says She Never Should Have Played Nina Simone In 2016 Biopic

"I know better today and I’m never going to do that again. Never," she said. Zoe Saldana has apologized for… Read More

August 4, 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

Issa Rae Honors Nina Simone, Missy Elliott & Solange In Photo Shoot

The photo shoot finds Issa Rae channeling Nina Simone, Missy Elliott, and Solange. In an editorial for Hannah magazine Issa… Read More

July 28, 2017