Stilettos, Sales, and Tipping Scales: A Retrospect of Female R&B in the Year 2003
The year of 2003 brought the heat as we saw a generation of young R&B starlets high step into new albums and new identities. Check you who got it right, who got it wrong, and how things might have been different.
How Brandy’s ‘Never Say Never’ Invented ‘The Vocal Bible’
A nickname that is undeniable, it was the singer's sophomore album that created the nickname given to her by fans and peers alike.
Music of the Sun: A Ranking of Rihanna’s Best Reggae Songs
From "Pon de Replay" to "Work," we're digging deep into the Barbados superstar's discography to rank all the times she nailed reggae music.
ALL HAIL THE QUEENS: In Appreciation of MC Lyte, Queen Latifah and Salt-N-Pepa
MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, and Salt-N-Pepa are rarely discussed regarding pioneers in hip-hop. While many women have come after them, these three hip-hop acts laid the foundation for the women in rap today to fly.
Remembering Uptown Records: the First Lifestyle Label
25 years after Uptown Records appeared on MTV's "Unplugged," we pay homage to the history of Uptown Records, its artists, and founder, Andre Harrell.
Let’s forget Erratic Kanye and Remember ‘808s & Heartbreak’ 10 Years Later
Arguably his most underrated work to date, '808s & Heartbreak' is the blueprint for today's rap scene.
How ‘Jazzmatazz Vol. 1′ Established Guru As Rap’s Preeminent Jazz Man
The album which celebrates an anniversary today is one of the essential projects that bridged the gap between hip-hop and jazz music.
20 Years Later: The Bulworth Soundtrack Is Underrated
The "Bulworth" soundtrack created some legends and legendary moments in hip-hop. Here's why it is an underrated soundtrack.
How Big Pun’s ‘Capital Punishment’ Album Established Him as A Cultural Icon
Big Pun's debut album solidified his spot in hip-hop but also open doors for Latino rappers.
What Ever Happened to Karrine ‘Superhead’ Steffans?
While the start of her writing and teaching career may have been unconventional, Steffans continues to successfully blaze her own trail and play by her own rules.