1. chat room
    How Salt-N-Pepa Brought the Party to Coming 2 AmericaPepa, one-third of the legendary rap group, recalls her surprise Coming 2 America cameo.
  2. best of 2020
    The Best Music Videos of 2020Evil infomercials, Las Vegas stunts, Drag Race–worthy outfits, and more.
  3. q&a
    Aluna Doesn’t Want to Be the Exception to Any RuleThe AlunaGeorge front woman struck dance-music gold. Now she’s using her solo debut, Renaissance, to expose the genre’s historically racist veneer.
  4. close reads
    Taste the Nation With Padma Lakshmi Reclaims the American DreamThe new Hulu food series examines how immigrants shaped the definition of American cuisine.
  5. oral history
    An Oral History of Rihanna’s Debut Song, ‘Pon de Replay’Fifteen years ago, a dancehall riddim and a Bajan teenager laid the groundwork for a pop icon.