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Teezo Touchdown: Music’s Most Enigmatic Artist

The Beaumont, Texas native has scored a huge fanbase by letting his creativity dictate above all.

Rapsody’s Forthcoming Album Is Four Years In The Making and Her Most Personal To-Date

The North Carolina rapper uses her life as inspiration for the highly-anticipated new LP.

Ishmael Butler Emplores His Traditional Innovation on Shabazz Palaces’ New LP ‘Robed in Rareness’

The alternative hip-hop pioneer once again gets outlandish on his latest effort, which is both a family affair and one that reaches for that old bag of tricks.

Money Man Dishes On New Album ‘CROPTOBER’ and Its Entrepreneurial Spirit

The project comes just weeks after his previous LP drop ‘Catch Me If You Can’.

Tatyana Ali Details The New Music She’s Creating and How it’s A Full-Circle Moment in Her Career

From Ashley Banks’ “Make Up Your Mind” to her latest effort, being in the studio, Ali says recording is true passion.

Veeze’s ‘Ganger’ Deluxe is An Extension of His Candidate for 2023’s Best Rap Album

The Detroit rapper jumped onto the hip-hop landscape in a big way this year and is looking to make himself a permanent fixture.

How Hip-Hop Revolutionized High Fashion

Writer Sowmya Krishnamurthy talks about her new book, Fashion Killa, which explores the long and storied relationship between hip-hop and fashion, from its early days in the South Bronx to its current global phenomenon.

Jorja Smith’s ‘Falling or Flying’ Is A Triumph Of Self-Realization and the Relief It Brings with It

The British singer’s first album in five years runs the gambit of emotions and is one of the most innovative of 2023.

From Dancehall Sensation to International Star: Byron Messia's Rise to Fame in 2023

The dancehall artist shares his story of being an adopted child from Jamaica, his musical roots in St. Kitts and Nevis, and his plans for the future with the release of his upcoming album "Sad & Famous.”

Corinne Bailey Rae's Fourth Studio Album Unveils Powerful Inspirations from Theaster Gates' Art Collection

The British-born singer’s new LP, 'Black Rainbows,' is her first in seven years, yet its creation started in 2017 during a trip to Stony Island Arts Bank.

Terrace Martin and James Fauntleroy’s New Album ‘Nova’ Is A Triumphant Tribute To Brazilian Samba

The duo explains how they set the standard for jazz compositions.