Watch New Jay-Z Album Tests The Musician And Samsung
Watch Mike Dean On Working With Selena, Scarface And Kanye
June 27, 2013 – In the '90s he helped create the Dirty South sound; now, he says, "Me and Kanye are like a band."
Read Questlove's Roots: A 'Meta' Memoir Of A Lifetime In Music
June 24, 2013 – In Mo' Meta Blues, the drummer for The Roots describes how he was groomed for music at an early age.
Watch J. Cole On Competition And Writing Honest Songs
Watch Statik Selektah On Boom Bap And His Mom's Favorite Rapper
June 20, 2013 – The producer spoke to Microphone Check about his fifth album and giving his childhood to hip-hop.
Watch The-Dream: Why We All Need R&B
Watch Kanye's 'Yeezus' Packs A Bite
Watch Don't Kill Your Idols: J. Cole Looks For His Place In Hip-Hop
June 17, 2013 – The rapper's new album, Born Sinner, is a reckoning with the hip-hop lineage from which he descends.
Read First Listen: Statik Selektah, 'Extended Play'
Watch Hot 97's Summer Jam: A Referendum On Hip-Hop
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.