The Ghost of Big Freedia

Mainstream artists like Drake and Beyonce continue to borrow Big Freedia's voice and New Orleans flavour, but she remains completely absent from their videos.


Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam” Soundtracks a Film About Black Spiritual Power

Inside the sampled world of filmmaker and cinematographer Arthur Jafa’s 'Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death,' on view at Gavin Brown's Enterprise in Harlem.


You Can Now Listen to Mike Will Made-It's Beats for Rae Sremmurd and Beyoncé, Along With Everything Else He Did This Year

If you need to feel unstoppable to the Gucci Mane "No Sleep" instrumental, here's your chance.


See Mike Will Made-It Talk About Musical Influences in His Red Bull Music Academy Lecture

The Atlanta producer also revisits first meeting Gucci Mane and working with Beyoncé.


All I Want For Christmas is Merch: Beyoncé Has Released a New Line of Festive Garms

You can buy some Christmas tracksuit bottoms for the very reasonable price of $60.


Mike Skinner Directed Formation’s New Music Video and It’s Stylish as Hell

“Powerful People” features a UK bike gang and is filmed in that gorgeous late summer light when everything looks pastel.


We Got Strippers to Review Drake, Beyonce, and Prince Songs

Strippers and strip club DJs have an influential taste-making ability in hip-hop. In our new series, Striptique, we test out tunes at the club to hear which ones make exotic dancers want to move.


Beyoncé is Using Her Formation World Tour Merchandise to Troll the Police

The Formation World Tour kicked off last night in Miami, and she sold "Boycott Beyoncé" shirts in response to a police union's call to boycott the event earlier this year.


Beyoncé Discusses Feminism with 'Elle': "I Don't Understand the Negative Connotation"

"Choosing to be a feminist has nothing to do with your femininity—or, for that matter, your masculinity."


Is Beyonce Surprise Releasing an Album Tomorrow?

Prepare to "literally die".


Black GIF Artists Speak Out | GIF Six-Pack

In the confluence of Black History Month and Beyoncé's call for "Formation," we listened to the black voices of the GIF art community.


A Miami Police Union Has Called for Officers to Boycott Beyoncé's Upcoming Show

A union representative said that the singer seeks to: “divide Americans by promoting the Black Panthers and her anti-police message shows how she does not support law enforcement.”