20 Best R&B Albums of 1997

In hip-hop, 1997 was the year the Shiny Suit. Yes—there were great, decidedly non-shiny albums; but we all know what defined that year’s sound and image. From “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit’ It” by Will Smith to Ma$e‘s “Feels So Good,” the death the Notorious B.I.G. that March had sparked an outpouring gleefully upbeat rap hits that championed superficial […]

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Solange Announces New Outdoor Art Project ‘Scales’ [PHOTO]

Solange is bringing a new art installation project to Texas. The R&B starlet will create a new site-specific performance art piece called “Scales,” reports Pitchfork. The Oct. 8 event will feature artist Donald Judd’s installation “15 Untitled Works in Concrete” at the Chianti Foundation in Marfa, Texas. She describes the work at such: Back in […]

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Bobby Brown on Usher Herpes Scandal: ‘We Gotta Protect Ourselves’

Paras Griffin/Larry Busacca, Getty s As rumors and lawsuits continue to swirl around Usher, former R&B bad boy Bobby Brown fered words advice to his younger contemporary. During an interview with 92.7 The Block in Charlotte, N.C., Brown was asked about Usher, who has been at the center a media firestorm after several people alleged […]

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New Music: Harris The KnowItAll ft. Chapp The Rapstar – Black Hole

East Oakland contemporary Hip-Hop artist Harris The KnowItAll is gearing up to release his brand new intergalactic experience in the form 10+ tracks with his forthcoming project, “Stargazzer”. Today he debuts the lead single “Black Hole” featuring another Cali native, Chapp The Rapstar, taking us on a journey through the outer space in his mind. […]

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