R&B

Mavis Staples in blue-and-pink paisley shirt, holding black microphone

Kennedy Center to Honor Mavis Staples

The singer—who achieved fame while singing Civil Rights Movement-oriented songs with her sisters as The Staple Singers—will be honored alongside Al Pacino and James Taylor. 

'Breaking' Presents: Xenia Rubinos, a Powerhose Singer/Songwriter Unafraid to Learn Out Loud

On her funky second album, “Black Terry Cat,” the genre-bender explores identity, police violence and the hidden labor of Latino/a restaurant workers.

ICYMI: Listen to Kendra Foster's Slow-Burning New Song, 'Promise To Stay Here'

The D’Angelo collaborator and former Parliament Funkadelic member steps out on her own with a new, funky track. 

WATCH: Atlanta's Hip-Hop History Takes the Stage in 'The Art of Organized Noize'

Peep the trailer for the documentary, which hits Netflix on March 22. 

Remember Maurice White With These Four Badass Earth, Wind & Fire Live Performances

White, founder of the seminal group, died on February 4 at the age of 74. 

‘Breaking’ Presents: Adesuwa, a Singer-Songwriter With Some of the Prettiest Pipes in R&B

The vocalist from electro-pop favorite Denitia and Sene breaks out with a solo R&B project that is all hers—from writing to arranging to playing drums, guitar and synths. And, of course, singing. 

 

#TBT: Here's Three Otis Redding Classics To Give You ALL The Feels

Today marks 48 years since the soul crooner’s untimely death. 

'Didn’t Cha Know' You Need To Hear This Stunning Erykah Badu Cover?

You really should listen to this. 

‘Breaking’ Presents: Son Little, a Classic Soul Singer for the Modern Era

Read just why this singer-guitarist stands out from the soul revival and gives classic sounds new meaning.