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I’m not one to call anything an instant classic. Sure, maybe as a joke on social media accounts– but on this site? Rarely. It’s difficult keep reading »

New York-based bassist, producer, and composer Brady Watt has shared the stage and studio with some of hip-hop’s finest and most legendary names. More recently, keep reading »

Vocalist and bandleader José James has done, if not everything, then at least a little of everything. His albums span genres, his smooth, rich baritone keep reading »

Quincy Jones described Cuban-born pianist Alfredo Rodriguez as one of the most gifted pianists of the 21st century. Although his formal training was in classical music, Rodriguez got keep reading »

To be honest, I’m not really sure how we went this far without featuring anything from Now Vs. Now. How could we not talk about keep reading »

We are giving a pair of tickets to Bilal’s upcoming March 27th show at Harlem Stage! To win tickets to the second set, share our keep reading »

Last night felt like a replay of December when D’Angelo suddenly dropped Black Messiah. While Kendrick Lamar didn’t quite release To Pimp A Butterfly out of the keep reading »

The Village Vanguard isn’t exactly the biggest music venue in New York City. While the club only has a 123-person capacity, it has remained one keep reading »

Our friends at Okayplayer recently caught Herbie Hancock on camera this past February during The Roots 7th Annual Grammy Jam. They discussed a few things, including keep reading »

  The Nth Power recently made their national television debut on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz. The soul collective made their appearance under the “Rob Lewis Presents” segment keep reading »