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Music

Jamila Woods Made Us a Reading List for Her 'LEGACY! LEGACY' Album

From James Baldwin to Eartha Kitt, here's a handy starter pack to the influences behind poet and musician Woods' rich new album.
Tshepo Mokoena
5.15.19
Noisey News

Stream "Vossi Bop," Buy "Vossi Bop" and Get Stormzy to Number 1

Both Big Mike and Taylor Swift put out new singles last week, and now a few hundred sales stand between them. Let's end this the right way.
Tshepo Mokoena
4.30.19
Objectively Correct Lists

Every Madonna Persona Identified, Then Ranked

From 'BDSM Madonna' to 'Tonguing Britney Madonna', she's been them all and more.
Daisy Jones
Tshepo Mokoena
4.25.19
In Conversation with

Kojey Radical and Shy FX on Skanking, Teen Gigs and Their Collab

We had the two talents interview each other, about their origin stories and the story behind Ghetts-featuring track "Bad After We."
Tshepo Mokoena
4.24.19
Interviews

Kelsey Lu Had to Manifest Hopeful Pop from Pain

We met the alt-pop cellist and singer in London, hearing about the multi-city, tumultuous journey behind her stunning debut album 'Blood.'
Tshepo Mokoena
4.23.19
First Dates

Loyle Carner Very Graciously Rinsed Me in a Cocktail-Making Class

The London rapper talks being drunk on dates, identity and the lead-up to the release of his second album ‘Not Waving, But Drowning.’
Tshepo Mokoena
4.16.19
Premieres

Lava La Rue Channels UK Funky and Positivity on "Burn"

Tfw summer's here in a song even though it's April – we've got the exclusive watch of the UK rapper and singer's first new track of 2019.
Tshepo Mokoena
4.9.19
we saw this

MorMor’s Psychedelic Indie-Pop Deserves Your Attention

The Toronto musician played his first sold-out London show this week, showing how outsider status can lead to beautiful art.
Tshepo Mokoena
4.5.19
Noisey News

Kelsey Lu’s “Blood” Hints at Her Debut Album’s Depth and Richness

Well, damn: Lu's new single is all strings, dreamy pop and the sort of vocals you want to swim in.
Tshepo Mokoena
3.29.19
Views My Own

Everything You Learn Exploring Black Women's Visibility in Grime

Author Yomi Adegoke on the lessons she learned and challenges she faced when making an upcoming documentary for BBC Radio 4.
Yomi Adegoke
3.28.19
Op-Eds

Child Sexual Abuse Allegations Are About More Than Your Heroes

'Leaving Neverland' and other recent documentaries are trying to tell a story about survivors, not about whose art you choose to engage with.
Tshepo Mokoena
3.13.19
Q&A

Koffee Is the Rising Teen Star of Reggae’s New Wave

We met the 19-year-old rapper and singer, who BBC 1Xtra have tipped as one to watch this year and whose music warms like a sauna.
Tshepo Mokoena
3.12.19
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