Soul

8.17.18

Saying Goodbye to Aretha Franklin

We celebrate the queen of soul, and the impact she had on our music and culture.

8.17.18

Aretha Franklin's Sketch of Black Femininity

The iconic musician embodied the trials and tribulations that all black women could relate to, and provided the blueprint to alleviate them.

8.16.18

Aretha Franklin, an Unparalleled Singer and American Icon, Dies at 76

The Queen of Soul, whose career spanned six decades, died on Thursday morning.

8.15.18

Obviously Watch Erykah Badu's New Tiny Desk Concert

The idiosyncratic, existential soul artist warmed up with "Rimshot" before stretching out a remarkable, 12-minute "Green Eyes."

7.5.18

Mojo Juju Grapples With Past and Present on Her Soulful New Single

We're premiering the stunning new video for "Native Tongue," a glitchy Joelistics-produced cut that rages against Australia's colonial project.

6.18.18

Hey Sinner, Country Preacher Paul Cauthen Has a New Sermon to Save Your Soul

Hear the East Texas native's 'Have Mercy' EP now.

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6.13.18

Watch GoldLink's Silky Tiny Desk Concert

The DMV rapper played four songs on his Tiny Desk debut, highlighting the R&B influences that have underpinned every project he's released.

6.4.18

Daniel Caesar's Tiny Desk Concert Is Like a Fancy Dinner but Way More Hype

The Torontonian singer's lush neo-soul thrives in NPR's unplugged settings.

5.30.18

"Come Over" Is the Internet Back at Their Smoothly Confident Best

Syd, Steve Lacy and co. have also announced a new album, 'Hive Mind,' out July 20.

5.28.18

Jorja Smith Releases New Song "February 3rd"

The fourth single from Jorja Smith's debut 'Lost & Found' is another winner.

4.30.18

Feast Your Eyes on Janelle Monáe's 'Dirty Computer' Emotion Picture

The full album and film are now available to stream and watch.

4.27.18

The Internet Return With New Single "Roll (Burbank Funk)" and Video

The Los Angeles band's first single since 2015 features guitarist Steve Lacy on vocals, and it's really damn good.

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