Read First Listen: Fat Tony, 'Smart Ass Black Boy'
Listen Kanye West Stands Alone
Watch Marques Toliver: An R&B Crooner With Strings Attached
May 19, 2013 – Toliver's music is anchored by the violin, an instrument that, in a way, chose him.
Read LL Cool J On 'Accidental Racist' And Authenticity
Read On Two New R&B Albums, An Old Soul Sound That Glows
May 8, 2013 – New York's Charles Bradley and London's James Hunter Six both mix inspiration and replication.
Watch 20 Years Ago Biz Markie Got The Last Laugh
Read First Listen: Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film 'The Great Gatsby'
May 2, 2013 – The soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's film transplants Jazz Age sensibilities to the hip-hop era.
Watch 'The Talent Comes First': Roc Marciano Takes An A&R Gig
April 30, 2013 – The New York rapper on his new role, Lil B's brilliance and doing business with good people.
Read The Tyler Interview: Silly, But With A Purpose
Watch Talib Kweli On Mainstream Hip-Hop And Honoring The Old School
April 24, 2013 – The New York rapper says he's learned over the years to be accessible but honest to his craft.
Watch The Ghostface Killah Rises Again
Watch This Was 1993: 20 Years Ago I Heard The Perfect Rap Song
April 17, 2013 – Writer Kiese Laymon swore that hip-hop would never be the same after The Coup's "Not Yet Free."
Read Tall Glass Of Rock Star-Ness: A Q&A With Questlove
April 15, 2013 – Questlove, drummer and co-founder of The Roots, talks about his upcoming memoir.
Watch The Wu-Tang Clan's 20-Year Plan
Read First Listen: Ghostface Killah And Adrian Younge, 'Twelve Reasons To Die'
April 8, 2013 – In the tradition of the Wu-Tang Clan, this collaboration is brash and Technicolor and heartfelt.