R&B

Kelela

Kelela shares new single “Contact”

Another new track from ‘Raven’

Janet Jackson 2023 tour

Janet Jackson announces 2023 tour dates

Her first tour in four years

George Clinton Atomic Dog

George Clinton’s “Atomic Dog” at 40: Still Barking

A look back at the massive funk jam, with an even more massive influence on hip-hop.

Kelela

Kelela announces new album, RAVEN

Hear new single “On the Run”

Lee Fields Sentimental Fool review

Lee Fields : Sentimental Fool

On his 19th album, the veteran singer continues to sing with passion and conviction

Kelela Happy Ending

Hear the new single from Kelela, “Happy Ending”

Hear the second new single this year from Kelela, with a video depicting scenes of Black rave culture

Solomon Burke Don't Give Up On Me reissue

Solomon Burke’s Don’t Give Up On Me to get 20th anniversary reissue

The King of Rock & Soul’s 2002 comeback album returns to vinyl

Sault Angel

Hear the new 10-minute one-track EP from SAULT, Angel

The UK soul collective’s latest is a single, 10-minute track with three distinct songs within it

Jamila Woods Boundaries

Hear the new song from Jamila Woods, “Boundaries”

Hear the Chicago artist’s first new song in two years

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Charles Stepney : Step on Step

An archival compilation of the late producer’s home recordings, it’s a window from the past to the future

Jimetta Rose and the Voices of Creation How Good It Is review

Jimetta Rose & the Voices of Creation : How Good It Is

Rose teams up with a group of mostly non-professional singers for a gospel album that moves the spirit.

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Stream the new Beyoncé album, Renaissance

Hear the highly anticipated new album, featuring Jay-Z, The-Dream, Grace Jones and more

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Jimetta Rose : The Gift: Around the Way Queen

A years-on-the-shelf set of soul and beats finally unearthed

Allysha Joy Torn Tonic review

Allysha Joy : Torn: Tonic

A standout R&B record built on expressions of joy and community

thundercat drunk

Thundercat’s Drunk is a boisterous celebration of pluralities

A look back at one of 2017’s most buoyant and hopeful gems.

allysha joy torn tonic review

Ego Ella May : Fieldnotes, Pt. II

Warm, soothing soul from the Jazz FM Vocalist of the Year award winner.

Kendra Morris Nine Lives review

Kendra Morris : Nine Lives

On Morris’ fourth album, she sounds cool, collected and free.