Afropunk Made a Triumphant Return to Brooklyn

Afropunk finally returned to Brooklyn after three years away. Afropunk Brooklyn 2022 featured standout performances and the most gorgeous crowd… Read More

September 12, 2022

Made in America 2022: Bad Bunny and Tyler, the Creator Dominate a Mostly Repetitive Festival Experience

Although this year's Made in America Festival consisted of musical excellence from Bad Bunny, Tyler, the Creator, and Burna Boy,… Read More

September 6, 2022

Big Teak’s Story Arc Displays Why ‘P-Valley’ is One of the Best Shows on TV

Big Teak's heartbreaking story in the second season of P-Valley sparks an important conversation around mental health and Black men. Even… Read More

August 16, 2022

Rolling Loud Miami 2022: Kendrick Lamar, Future & Travis Scott Highlight a Weekend Full of Surprises

From Kid Cudi vs. Lil Durk and Kanye West to Future and Travis Scott, Rolling Loud Miami 2022 was dominated… Read More

July 25, 2022

6 Takeaways From the Inaugural ‘Lovers & Friends’ Festival

After years of delays, the inaugural Lovers & Friends went down in Las Vegas. Although the festival wasn't perfect, it… Read More

May 16, 2022

The Latest ‘Atlanta’ Anthology Episode Was the Most Experimental of the Season

With just one episode left of the third season, Atlanta veers from the main plotline into an offbeat anthology with… Read More

May 13, 2022

Broccoli City Festival 2022 Makes a Star-Studded Return with Ari Lennox, Wale & Summer Walker

Broccoli City Festival 2022 amplified the voices of women dominating contemporary R&B. DMV pride was on full display last weekend… Read More

May 11, 2022

Mary J. Blige is No Longer Worried About the State of R&B

We spoke to legendary singer Mary J. Blige about the state of R&B and what she's trying to achieve with… Read More

May 11, 2022

For Better or Worse, Governors Ball 2021 Was a Return to Pre-COVID Normalcy

With performances from A$AP Rocky, Freddie Gibbs, Kehlani, and more, Governors Ball 2021 felt as exhilarating and frustrating as it… Read More

September 27, 2021

‘Songs That Shook America’ Episode Three: The Legacy of Run-DMC’s Barrier-Breaking Single “Rock Box”

AMC’s Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America is a docu-series that will focus on six individual rap songs that… Read More

October 28, 2019

On Netflix’s ‘Rhythm + Flow’ the Next Rap Superstar Depends on Who Sells Trauma Best

The rap competition show vied to find “the next rap superstar,” but instead gets lost in a borderline exploitative focus… Read More

October 24, 2019

‘Songs That Shook America’ Episode Two: How Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” Became the Rallying Call for the Black Lives Matter Movement [Recap]

AMC’s Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America is a docu-series that will focus on six individual rap songs that… Read More

October 21, 2019

Panorama Festival 2018: Janet Jackson, Gucci Mane & SZA Shine Despite the Gloomy Weather

The Panorama Festival has just completed its third year as one of the largest music events in New York City;… Read More

July 30, 2018

Earn Proves He’s Ruthless Enough to Survive the Music Business ‘Atlanta Robbin Season’ Finale [Recap]

WARNING: Spoilers ahead. In the last scene of “Crabs in a Barrel,” the season finale of Atlanta: Robbin Season, Earn is… Read More

May 11, 2018

Van Loses Herself Going on a Dummy Mission Looking for Drake: ‘Atlanta’ Season Two Episode Seven [Recap]

WARNING: Spoilers ahead. Dummy mission. Everyone has been on one. The idea of a fun evening — one where you… Read More

April 13, 2018

Will Van Learn to Love Herself as Much as She Loves Earn? ‘Atlanta’ Season Two Episode Four [Recap]

WARNING: Spoilers ahead. Episode three of Atlanta: Robbin Season ("Helen") continues a big through-line of the show: characters being thrust… Read More

March 23, 2018