Pretty Young Things Repeat After Me: Why Michael Jackson’s ‘P.Y.T.’ Remains Timeless
While “Billie Jean” gave us flair, “Beat It” gave us defiance, and “Thriller” gave us nightmares, it was Thriller’s sixth single “P.Y.T.” that provided a timeless jolt of ecstasy.
Writer Abdul Williams Sheds Light on ‘The Bobby Brown Story’
'If we're not telling about your personal demons and the mistakes that you've made, then we're not doing it honestly. '
For Us, by Us: How Fox’s Answer to ‘Must See TV’ Validated Hip-Hop Culture
Recalling Fox's early black-centered TV lineup and how it amplified hip-hop culture.
How ‘The Miseducation’ Influenced the R&B Landscape, Creativity
John Legend, D'Angelo, Jazmine Sullivan and more credit Hill's album for their approach to honest songwriting.
Tale of the Tape: Lauryn Hill Vs. Best R&B Album Grammy Nominees
This is not a competition, but albums by Erykah Badu, Brandy, Aretha Franklin and Maxwell were also great and deserve recognition.
Exploring Aretha Franklin’s Undeniable Influence on Hip-Hop
While the iconic singer's impact on soul, pop R&B is well-documented, her considerable contributions to hip-hop are often overlooked.
Diddy’s Best Song Ever? A Breakdown of ‘It’s All About the Benjamins’
The song and video solidified the Bad Boy Records mogul as a fearless hip-hop visionary.
How The Pharcyde’s ‘Labcabincalifornia’ Exemplified Growth
The group's sophomore album show growth from the foursome, but also marked the beginning of the end for the West Coast rap group.