Bathe's Surf R&B Is Full of Sobering Realities

"Sure Shot" is the Brooklyn-based duo's attempt at reclaiming beach music, or "surf R&B," as they call it.


President Obama's One Way Ticket on Air Force Bone: A Review of Barry's Summer Playlist

There's a nighttime playlist, which means exactly what you think it means: It's time to call a special session of congress.


Politics, Privilege, and Crying to Podcasts: I Went on a First Date with MOTHXR's Penn Badgley

He spent five years in 'Gossip Girl' and now Badgley's recalibrated with his band MOTHXR. On this date we talked about the deep stuff, because fluffy is so whatever.


Kanye West, Andre 3000, D'angelo, and More Paid Tribute to Phife Dawg at Harlem's Apollo Theater

A building packed with hip-hop royalty gave the Five Foot Assassin a tearful sendoff.


We Saw Drake, D’Angelo, and Die Antwoord in an Abandoned Airfield in Poland

Here's what went down at this year's Open'er Festival, where everyone enjoys everything.


Saying Goodbye to New Music Tuesdays: A Day of Remembrance for a Day That Didn't Really Matter

The day of the week an album comes out is an arbitrary thing to care about, but, hey, we care about all kinds of dumb things.


I Went to the Church of D'Angelo Last Night and Was Born Again

This was a miracle. This was a D’Angelo concert.


I Saw D'Angelo Perform in Germany Alone on Valentine's Day

On feeling alone in a sea of togetherness.


She's Stripped Diplo, Watched Kendrick Sleep and Had Chips with Gil Scott-Heron: Meet the World's Most Determined Music Fan

Elisabeth Ouni has travelled the planet to get polaroid profiles of her idols.


2014 Was the Best Year for R&B Since Forever

2014 marked the first time in recent memory that hip-hop played the background role to its sister genre, as R&B became the more robust, more rewarding, and overall better genre.