Lupe Fiasco Honors Amy Winehouse on Evocative New Album, ‘Samurai’ – BET

Uncle Waffles, Nia Archives & More on Black Women’s Dance Music Takeover – Teen Vogue
Academia Is Giving Hip-Hop Lyricism Its Due – Genius
Watch the Trailer for Pharrell Williams Biopic ‘Piece by Piece’ – Complex
The Record Store: Owners Recall Rare Pressings We Never Knew Existed – SPIN
GU Jams: Jae Stephens Wants the Pop Star Focus On Her – Essence GU
Ekkstacy Wears His Rage On His Sleeve – MARVIN
Ziwe: ‘American Woman’ – Tidal Mag
Bachelorette Party Drama Is More Common Than You Think – POPSUGAR
BEYond Country: How Beyoncé Made Space for Black Country Artists with COWBOY CARTER – Chartmetric
Beyoncé’s Albums Ranked, From ‘Dangerously in Love’ to ‘Renaissance’ – Variety

The Black Women Carving The Future Of Country Music – Sweet July
In the Time of Tyla – OkayAfrica
Black Women Are Bringing The World Into Their Dance Music Universe – UPROXX
Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version liner notes – Vinyl Me, Please
The Lyrical Legacy Of Historic Black Leaders – Genius
Usher’s Journey From Las Vegas to Super Bowl 2024 – Chartmetric
How Do The 2024 Grammy Nominations Represent The Next Black Female Pop Star? – UPROXX
7 Things We Learned From the New Lil Nas X Documentary – Them
Aura Photography Invites Black Women To Tap Into Their Energy – Essence GU
Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Film Premiere Was Raw, Emotional Fun – Rolling Stone
Picking Up the Thread – Dwell
BIA: She’s the Boss – Tidal Mag
Eazi Does It – BET
City Girls Know They’re Raw. Now They Want Respect. – ELLE
9 Things We Learned From Sly Stone’s New Memoir – Recording Academy/GRAMMYs
Jorja Smith Talks Intimate New Album ‘Falling or Flying’ – EDITION by Modern Luxury
‘Amplify Color’ Podcast – Interval Presents
‘Why Mariah Matters’ Explores Mariah Carey’s Decade-Spanning Artistry – NYLON
Love, Peace & Spades highlights a community staple in Black L.A. that’s having a renaissance – Los Angeles Times
For Ama Lou, Everything’s Personal – Essence GU
DJ Niara Sterling on Crafting the Perfect New York City Vibe – Okayplayer
Victoria Monét on Jaguar II Being Better Than Jaguar, Breastfeeding in the Studio, and Evolving as a Woman – Teen Vogue
Women Authors Are Redefining the Hip-Hop Books Canon – ELLE
Ice Spice, Coi Leray, and the Gen-Z Rappers Leading Cutecore Rap – Chartmetric
At Yowie Hotel, an Overnight Stay Is Also a Crash Course in the Best Design You’ve Never Heard Of – Dwell
John Boyega & Teyonah Parris Talk ‘They Cloned Tyrone,’ Jamie Foxx & More – Okayplayer
Cherise, CallingBandcamp Daily
Exploring Hip-Hop’s Relationship with Comic Books – Okayplayer
TikTok Killed the Hollywood Star – Essence
Will Smith: Fist Fights, Jail Cells, and the Slap Heard Round the World – Badlands
Arlo Parks, My Soft MachineBandcamp Daily
Monaleo Is Houston’s Next Hot Sensation – NYLON
VMP Rising: Ben Reilly – VMP
‘Little Richard: I Am Everything’ Breaks Down the Complex Nature of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer – Okayplayer
VMP Rising: Annahstasia – VMP
‘Everything’: Fefe Dobson’s Turn As A Black Woman In Punk Rock – uDiscoverMusic
Maxo Needed Time (and Some Hallucinogens) To Heal – Rolling Stone
SZA Lives Up to All the Anticipation as She Launches Her ‘SOS’ Tour – Rolling Stone
With Raven, Kelela Reclaims Dance Music for Black Artists and Looks to the Future – Teen Vogue
Composing Climate Change: The Radical Legacy of Black Musicians – Atmos
How Black Women in Indie Music are Navigating the Toils of Touring – Okayplayer
Billboard’s Greatest Pop Stars of 2022: No. 10 — Nicki Minaj – Billboard
Grammy Nominee Fousheé Is Ready For Superstardom – Essence GU
A True Starter Home in Columbus, Indiana, Nods to Nearby Buildings by 20th-Century Masters – Dwell
Never Too Much? A Look At Sexually Explicit R&B Lyrics – Essence
‘The Velvet Rope’ Turns 25 – BET
‘Harlequin’ Album Review – Pitchfork
Float On: Mariah Carey’s ‘Butterfly’ Turns 25 – VMP
How ‘Boondocks’ Producer Carl Jones Turned Megan Thee Stallion Into An Anime Badass For ‘Traumazine’ – Okayplayer
bLAck pARty’s ‘Hummingbird’ Is An Ode To His Favorite Music Era — The ’70s – Okayplayer
A ‘Renaissance’ for the Black Origins of Dance Music – VMP
Lupe Fiasco Is On To His Next Chapter – Okayplayer
15 Books About the Impact of Black Music on Pop Culture – Teen Vogue
UMI on Making Music That Heals – Okayplayer
VMP Rising: Kilo Kish – VMP