The year-end surprise album release is becoming a holiday tradition. First, Beyoncé, then D'Angelo: Each of them released recordings that came out of nowhere to capture the pop imagination just in time for the New Year.
Here are two things about the future of pop music everyone agrees upon: It will be dancey, and it’s going to be more Latino.
After nearly a decade and a half, the R&B singer and multi-instrumentalist D'Angelo has finally announced a follow-up to his 2000 landmark LP "Voodoo."
Sam Smith had a rout at this year's Grammy nominations. He's certainly entitled to throw himself a party.
Though each are now wealthy hip-hop moguls, Jay Z and Russell Simmons grew up as young men of color on the streets of New York, an experience deeply reflected in their art and work. That makes them uniquely relevant and influential in discussions about potential reforms in policing tactics in...
New music from Kendrick Lamar has only emerged in bits and pieces. But now there's at least one new verse to help tide fans over to his next LP.
One of pop music's most belovedly craggy singers is taking on one of its most golden voices.
It's a bold move for a member of the Wu-Tang Clan to name a solo album after "36" of anything. But Ghostface Killah's "36 Seasons" is much more than an allusion to his group's beloved 1993 album, "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)." It's an urgent, soulfully steely album of hip-hop unconcerned...