Motown

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Meet the 72-Year-Old Preacher Behind One of the Greatest Gay Club Anthems of All Time

Carl Bean's 1977 Motown classic "I Was Born This Way" is just as empowering today as it was 40 years ago—just ask Lady Gaga.
Michelle Lhooq
10.12.16
Interviews

The New Cupid: BJ The Chicago Kid Finds the Right Feeling

The Chicago singer's Motown debut 'In My Mind' has been over a decade in the making, but it was worth the wait.
Dan Hyman
2.25.16
pride

Why Dancing Was So Important at the Stonewall Inn, New York's Newly-Landmarked Gay Bar

The Stonewall riots were motivated by gay men and women feeling that their freedom to dance was being threatened.
Steve Weinstein
6.24.15
Remembering Things

There's No Lonelier Man than Michael Jackson Crying in a Dark Room

"She's Out of My Life" was a pivotal point in Michael Jackson's career and a rare moment of vulnerability right as he was on the cusp of pop megastardom.
Austin Bryant
5.21.15
Interviews

Meet Kali Uchis, Your Favourite Rapper's New Favourite Singer

Tyler The Creator loves her, Snoop Dogg's co-signed her, and she's hailed as “the most exciting voice to come out of Virginia since Missy Elliott”.
5.12.15
Interviews

Meet Kali Uchis, Your Favourite Rapper's New Favourite Singer

Tyler The Creator loves her, Snoop Dogg's co-signed her, and she's hailed as “the most exciting voice to come out of Virginia since Missy Elliott”.
5.12.15
Music

Tears of a Clown: The American Nightmare That Created the Insane Clown Posse

How two poor white kids from Detroit became the leaders of a hated and misunderstood subculture that is centered around macabre raps, face paint, Faygo, and family.
Mitchell Sunderland
4.30.15
Interviews

Empty Houses: Pop Punk Kids with a Motown Sound

An unexpectedly soulful side project from the members of Fireworks.
Jonathan Diener
1.12.15
Internet Exploring

Happy Wednesday, Here's a Motown Tribute to Nickelback

You're welcome, world.
Drew Millard
6.18.14
Words

Crate Expectations: Carl Cox Edition!

Oh yes! Oh yes! The dance floor stalwart gives us the low-down on some of the tracks that have shaped his career.
Carl Cox
3.13.14