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R&B’s Future Sounds a Lot Like Its Past
How newcomers like Summer Walker and Ari Lennox look to R&B’s history to outline a new path for young black creatives.
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Kelela Describes Asserting Herself as a Black Woman in the Music Industry
“There’s so many ways I have to assert myself.”
Your Guide to Telling All the ‘SoundCloud R&B’ Singers Apart
From the Drake-approved to the viral sensations, here’s who’s who.
Kelela Has Arrived to Snatch the Song of the Summer From Everyone’s Grip
Who turned on the heat?
TLC Resurrect Themselves for Their Fittingly Vintage ‘Way Back’ Video
Whatever essence that made the group so special still lives on.
Iggy Azalea Does ‘Freak Me’ for
Lip Sync Battle
Who says R&B is dead?
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R&B and Soul Legend Bobby Womack Dead at 70
This is too deep.
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D’Angelo Made a Surprise Appearance at Bonnaroo
It was his first U.S. performance in 12 years.
Estelle, Robert Glasper, and the Inescapable Chris Brown
New albums by the British soul singer and American pianist-turned-bandleader. Plus, why Brown is the Monsanto of R&B.
Behold the Newest Installment of ‘Got 2 B Real,’ a Web Series That Dubs Over the Voices of R&B Goddesses
Patti LaBelle calling Aretha’s hair a “deceased abracadabra”? Yes please!
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Hear Jennifer Hudson’s New Single, ‘Think Like a Man’
Steve Harvey never would have imagined his book to inspire such a red hot jam. Or maybe he did. He
Steve Harvey, after all.
See a Supercut of Male R&B Singers Pleading for Your Love
The trope of men pleading for a woman’s love (and sometimes overusing the word “crazy”) in the process is alive and well in this supercut.
R. Kelly Would Like to Beg for Your Forgiveness on New Album
On this homage to classic sixties soul, the loopy Lothario sounds vaguely contrite about something or other that’s never specifically named.
Let’s All Just Sit for a Minute and Appreciate Jazmine Sullivan’s Voice
The 23-year-old R&B singer has a powerful instrument but she’s most effective when she restrains it.