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How Kendrick Lamar Brought Jazz to ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

The Liner Notes

March 21, 2022

What If Common Released ‘Electric Circus’ Today?

The Liner Notes

March 21, 2022

Critics Panned Maxwell’s Second Album. They Were Wrong.

The Liner Notes

February 10, 2022

Chicago rapper Saba finds inspiration close to home on ‘Few Good Things’

The Washington Post

February 10, 2022

The Rebirth of Earl Sweatshirt

Entertainment Weekly

January 15, 2022

Mos Def’s ‘Black on Both Sides’ is the Perfect Hip-Hop Album

The Liner Notes

December 26, 2021

On Her Latest Album, Melanie Charles Honors Black Women in Jazz

The Liner Notes

December 26, 2021

Fifty Years Ago, Singer Eugene McDaniels Predicted the Apocalypse

The Liner Notes

December 23, 2021

There Will Never Be Another Greg Tate

Pitchfork

December 10, 2021

A Music Obsession That’s Adventurous and Soothing

The New York Times

September 26, 2021

Moor Mother’s Musical Galaxy Grows Even Bigger

The New York Times

September 23, 2021

Pink Siifu, a Shape-Shifting Musician With One Demand: Don’t Box Me In

The New York Times

August 18, 2021

Hiatus Kaiyote’s Life-Affirming, Genre-Defying Cosmic Soul

The New York Times

July 9, 2021

The Story of Sun Ra’s Egyptian Adventure

The Nation

July 9, 2021

A Label Reissued a Dead Brazilian Artist’s Album. He Was Still Alive.

The New York Times

June 9, 2021

Shabaka Hutchings Goes Back to the Future

Esquire UK

May 16, 2021

Damon Locks and the Black Monument Ensemble’s Spiritual, Funky Escape

The New York Times

April 7, 2021

Esperanza Spalding’s Quest to Find Healing in Music

The New York Times

April 2, 2021

Pharoah Sanders’s Grand Return

The Nation

March 30, 2021

A Guide to the MF DOOM Discography

Bandcamp Daily

March 4, 2021