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Ferguson Decision Prompted Early Release of D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah'

A behind-the-scenes look at the album’s journey to number one.

D'Angelo Dedicates New Album to Resistance in Ferguson, Occupy Wall Street

“It’s not about praising one charismatic leader but celebrating thousands of them.”

Azealia Banks' Debut LP 'Broke With Expensive Taste' Climbs U.S. iTunes Chart

It’s finally here!

Listen to Georgia Anne Muldrow's New Track, 'Ciao'

The singer dropped an instrumental LP back in September.

Premiere: Alsarah & The Nubatones on 'Songs of Return'

The band’s release of “Habibi Taal” is worth a listen.

TV on the Radio Gets Fans Excited About New Album

The new album is called “Seeds” and will be out on November 18.

Listen: Mary J. Blige Drops New Single 'Nobody'

Her new album drops on December 2.

Azealia Banks Sings Label Woes on New Track 'Chasing Time'

Looks like her self-described “black girl craft” is as strong as ever.

Listen: Kendrick Lamar Raps About Self Love in New Song

His second album is due out later this fall.

Listen: Jeezy and Kendrick Lamar on 'Holy Ghost' Remix

Kendrick Lamar is doing a lot of guest verses, which hopefully means that his rumored new album is still on track for this fall.

Meet Xiomara, the Singer Who Gives New Life to Your Favorite Hip-Hop Classics

Listen up.

Mary J. Blige and Black America's London Connection

And she paid her respects to Amy Winehouse.

The DJ Behind L.A.'s Low End Theory Talks Avant-Garde Hip-Hop

The party is a weekly that served a proving ground for acts like Flying Lotus.

'Souls of Mischief' Welcomes You to '90s Oakland on New Album (Full Stream)

The group’s fifth studio album celebrates the city that made it.

La Santa Cecilia's 'Strawberry Fields Forever' Looks at Migrant Work

The Grammy-winning band took it way back.

Azealia Banks' First Post-Label Music Video is Dope

The video was directed by by Rob Soucy and Nick Ace.

Venus X, Álvaro Díaz Talk Music, 'Latino Double Consciousness'

Countless DJs and emcees have sampled sounds from across the globe thanks to the accessibility of online beats.

Listen: Otis Brown's 'The Thought of You Part 1' Feat. Bilal

The album is available for pre-order on iTunes.

Brooklyn 8th Grade Metal Band Lands $1.7 Million Record Deal

Yes, you read that headline correctly.

Raphael Saadiq Pays Tribute to Bobby Womack With New Song

“Gonna Miss U” sums up how the world of black music feels after the legend’s passing.