...Janet? Is That You?

…Janet? Is That You?

Will it soon be time to welcome Miss Jackson back into the music scene?
Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 11: The Bruce-Cast

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 11: The Bruce-Cast

It's all about The Boss on the latest Blerd Radio podcast. Are you ready?
"Long Night" Teases New Guster Album, Which You Can Support Via PledgeMusic

“Long Night” Teases New Guster Album, Which You Can Support Via PledgeMusic

No animals were harmed during the making of Guster's new album--which you can support via PledgeMusic.
Lenny Kravitz Explores "Sex" In New Song

Lenny Kravitz Explores “Sex” In New Song

Lenny's back-to the '80s-with his new song "Sex."
Johnny Gill Emerges From "Behind Closed Doors" With New Single

Johnny Gill Emerges From “Behind Closed Doors” With New Single

JG has returned to seduce you. Check out his new single "Behind Closed Doors."
Funkytowngrooves Bows Down To The Boss With Diana Ross Reissues

Funkytowngrooves Bows Down To The Boss With Diana Ross Reissues

Diana Ross's RCA Records catalog is getting the remaster/reissue treatment, courtesy of Funkytowngrooves.
2014 Season of UnSung Highlighted By Rick James, Hi-Five & More!

2014 Season of UnSung Highlighted By Rick James, Hi-Five & More!

Legendary diva Martha Wash is among the 10 artists featured in the upcoming season of TVOne's documentary series "UnSung." Find out who else made the cut!
Five Songs By Golden Age Female Rappers That You've Probably Forgotten

Five Songs By Golden Age Female Rappers That You’ve Probably Forgotten

Some female fronted jams from the golden era of hip-hop.
The Foreign Exchange Lights Up NPR's Tiny Desk

The Foreign Exchange Lights Up NPR’s Tiny Desk

Let The Foreign Exchange's Tiny Desk concert lift your spirit today.
All Six, Some Of The Time: New Edition at Agannis Arena In Boston, 6/27/14

All Six, Some Of The Time: New Edition at Agannis Arena In Boston, 6/27/14

Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph and Johnny celebrate 30+ years in the game with a new tour, and I was fortunate enough to catch New Edition live in concert.
News
...Janet? Is That You?

…Janet? Is That You?

Will it soon be time to welcome Miss Jackson back into the music scene?

"Long Night" Teases New Guster Album, Which You Can Support Via PledgeMusic

“Long Night” Teases New Guster Album, Which You Can Support Via PledgeMusic

No animals were harmed during the making of Guster’s new album–which you can support via PledgeMusic.

Funkytowngrooves Bows Down To The Boss With Diana Ross Reissues

Funkytowngrooves Bows Down To The Boss With Diana Ross Reissues

Diana Ross’s RCA Records catalog is getting the remaster/reissue treatment, courtesy of Funkytowngrooves.

Beyonce Leads VMA 2014 Nominations

Beyonce Leads VMA 2014 Nominations

“Queen B” has a chance to walk home with many, many Moonmen in about a month. Find out who else got the nod from MTV this year.

2014 Season of UnSung Highlighted By Rick James, Hi-Five & More!

2014 Season of UnSung Highlighted By Rick James, Hi-Five & More!

Legendary diva Martha Wash is among the 10 artists featured in the upcoming season of TVOne’s documentary series “UnSung.” Find out who else made the cut!

Electric Wire Hustle Comes From Down Under With "If These Are The Last Days"

Electric Wire Hustle Comes From Down Under With “If These Are The Last Days”

New Zealand soul ban Electric Wire Hustle previews their sophomore album with a brand new video.

The Foreign Exchange Lights Up NPR's Tiny Desk

The Foreign Exchange Lights Up NPR’s Tiny Desk

Let The Foreign Exchange’s Tiny Desk concert lift your spirit today.

All Six, Some Of The Time: New Edition at Agannis Arena In Boston, 6/27/14

All Six, Some Of The Time: New Edition at Agannis Arena In Boston, 6/27/14

Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph and Johnny celebrate 30+ years in the game with a new tour, and I was fortunate enough to catch New Edition live in concert.

The Poet Rests: R.I.P. Bobby Womack

The Poet Rests: R.I.P. Bobby Womack

The legendary Bobby Womack passed away yesterday, and we take a second to show him some appreciation.

AfroPunk Announces Stellar Lineup For 2014 Festival

AfroPunk Announces Stellar Lineup For 2014 Festival

D’Angelo in Brooklyn? Might have to take a trip down for that one. Find out who’ll be playing the AfroPunk Festival this August.

Q-Tip Talks Tribe, Anniversaries, "Last Zulu" & More In BBC Radio Interview

Q-Tip Talks Tribe, Anniversaries, “Last Zulu” & More In BBC Radio Interview

The Abstract Poetic discusses, well…beats, rhymes & life in an illuminating BBC One interview.

Matt Nathanson Gifts Us With "Headphones" (And New Tour Dates)

Matt Nathanson Gifts Us With “Headphones” (And New Tour Dates)

Make sure you take your headphones off before going to see Matt Nathanson in concert this summer. See if he’s coming to a town near you.

Reviews
Lenny Kravitz Explores "Sex" In New Song

Lenny Kravitz Explores “Sex” In New Song

Lenny’s back-to the ’80s-with his new song “Sex.”

Johnny Gill Emerges From "Behind Closed Doors" With New Single

Johnny Gill Emerges From “Behind Closed Doors” With New Single

JG has returned to seduce you. Check out his new single “Behind Closed Doors.”

Vivian Green Returns With "Get Right Back To My Baby"

Vivian Green Returns With “Get Right Back To My Baby”

Singer/songwriter Vivian Green returns with a summer banger, with a little help from a Frankie Beverly sample.

Electric Wire Hustle Comes From Down Under With "If These Are The Last Days"

Electric Wire Hustle Comes From Down Under With “If These Are The Last Days”

New Zealand soul ban Electric Wire Hustle previews their sophomore album with a brand new video.

Hitch A Ride Onto Me'shell Ndegeocello's Comet

Hitch A Ride Onto Me’shell Ndegeocello’s Comet

The amazing Me’shell Ndegeocello releases her 11th album, and it (surprising no one) is a keeper.

Mariah's Elusive  New Album: You Take The Good, You Take The Bad...

Mariah’s Elusive New Album: You Take The Good, You Take The Bad…

Mariah Carey: New album, same old Mariah.

Hopefully, Maroon 5 Locates The "Maps" That Help Them Find Good Songs Again

Hopefully, Maroon 5 Locates The “Maps” That Help Them Find Good Songs Again

Ugh. Just, ugh…

When's Everyone Gonna Discover Kimbra?

When’s Everyone Gonna Discover Kimbra?

If you’re not hip to Kimbra’s work (independent of that damn Gotye song) yet, you need to familiarize yourself.

John Mayer Gives Beyonce's "XO" A Makeover

John Mayer Gives Beyonce’s “XO” A Makeover

Does John Mayer do Beyonce better than Beyonce does Beyonce?

Lupe Fiasco Is On A "Mission"

Lupe Fiasco Is On A “Mission”

Lupe Fiasco releases a rallying cry for those suffering from cancer on his latest single.

Time To Get "Naked" With Andre Cymone & Harts

Time To Get “Naked” With Andre Cymone & Harts

Check out this funked up remix of Andre Cymone’s “Naked” by Harts!

Contemporization Be Damned: Michael Jackson's Surprisingly Solid Xscape

Contemporization Be Damned: Michael Jackson’s Surprisingly Solid Xscape

The King of Pop lives on with a pleasantly well-executed posthumous album.

Features
Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 11: The Bruce-Cast

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 11: The Bruce-Cast

It’s all about The Boss on the latest Blerd Radio podcast. Are you ready?

Jheri Curl Fridays: Denroy Morgan's "I'll Do Anything For You"

Jheri Curl Fridays: Denroy Morgan’s “I’ll Do Anything For You”

Put a little dreadlocks in your Jheri Curl this week with Denroy Morgan.

"You & I (Nobody In The World)": John Legend Sends A Message With New Video

“You & I (Nobody In The World)”: John Legend Sends A Message With New Video

Is another #1 single in the cards for John Legend, and will his new video for “You & I” do the trick?

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 10: Summah Summah Summah Time!

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 10: Summah Summah Summah Time!

DRUMS PLEASE!!!!

Five Songs By Golden Age Female Rappers That You've Probably Forgotten

Five Songs By Golden Age Female Rappers That You’ve Probably Forgotten

Some female fronted jams from the golden era of hip-hop.

Flyte Brothers #19: New Edition's "If It Isn't Love"

Flyte Brothers #19: New Edition’s “If It Isn’t Love”

YOU LOVE HER?? WHAT??????

A Not Quite Definitive Ranking Of All Michael Jackson's Epic (Records) Songs

A Not Quite Definitive Ranking Of All Michael Jackson’s Epic (Records) Songs

All of Michael Jackson’s adult solo songs. Ranked in order from best to worst. Because why not?

Underrated Song Of The Day: Teddy Pendergrass's "Believe In Love"

Underrated Song Of The Day: Teddy Pendergrass’s “Believe In Love”

Get your summer seduction on with the Teddy Bear.

bLISTerd: 10 Great Songs That Originated On Greatest Hits Albums

bLISTerd: 10 Great Songs That Originated On Greatest Hits Albums

The members of Queen may not look very excited, but I bet they’d dig this list if they read it. After all, they’re on it.

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 9: Slipping You Some (Native) Tongues

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 9: Slipping You Some (Native) Tongues

Get ready for a tongues-tastic podcast celebrating our favorite hip-hop collective.

Underrated Song Of The Day: Marc Broussard's "Home"

Underrated Song Of The Day: Marc Broussard’s “Home”

Put a little bit of bayou soul into your day with some music from Marc Broussard.

Underrated Song of the Day: Eric Gable's "Process of Elimination"

Underrated Song of the Day: Eric Gable’s “Process of Elimination”

Old songs…new series.