R&B

Music

It’s Time To Stop Making Excuses For Racism In New Zealand Music

How one artist, pigeonholed as an "urban" artist, issued a wake-up call at the NZ Music Awards.
Hussein Moses
11.20.16
Interviews

Meet K. Forest, the Brampton Singer Behind Travis Scott's "Guidance"

We talk to the rising Toronto R&B star about his "spiritual" sound and how he refuses to stray from a destiny of being true to himself.
Phil Witmer
9.8.16
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Here It Is, the Best Thing Ever to Happen on TV: Beyoncé's Performance at the VMAs

She did half of 'Lemonade,' and, seriously, you've never seen a televised performance like this before.
Noisey Staff
8.30.16
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch Rihanna Perform at the VMAs Because You Need Something to Talk About Tomorrow at Work

ALL CAPS THOUGHTS.
Noisey Staff
8.30.16
Internet Exploring

What the Interviews in Frank Ocean's Magazine Can Tell Us About the Album (and Life Itself)

Turns out, the woman behind those "drugs are bad for you" voicemails is not Frank's mom.
Mikelle Street
8.24.16
Imagen

Inside the Modarn Songs on Frank Ocean's 'Blond' with @Seinfeld2000

"Facebook Story" is basically the plot of a brand new episode of 'Seinfeld.'
@Seinfeld2000
8.24.16
Essays

Why Frank Ocean's Vulnerability Is so Radical

'Blond(e)' is not the straightforward hip-hop, R&B, and funk of his previous records. It is music to speak truth to power, crafted solely to tell Ocean’s story.
Britt Julious
8.24.16
Essays

Frank's Stairs

Black creatives are rarely afforded the opportunity to nourish their craft independent of a capitalist motivation.
Vidal Wu
8.23.16
New music

Here Are the Full Credits from Frank Ocean's 'Endless'

Since they're kind of hard to read, and we are masochists, we've written the whole thing out for you.
Noisey Staff
8.22.16
Music

The Iconic Drag Queen Behind Frank Ocean's 'Endless'

Frank Ocean's sampling of ballroom queen Crystal LaBeija pays direct homage to a figure integral to the nightlife culture of the LGBTQ community of color.
Mikelle Street
8.20.16
Holy Shit

Listen to Kehlani's New Song "Gangsta," from the 'Suicide Squad' Soundtrack

The Oakland singer's cut from the movie soundtrack will make you want to be her ride or die gangsta.
Kwele Serrell
8.1.16
Premieres

PREMIERE: Get Sweaty on the Dance Floor with Oscar & The Wolf's "The Game"

Dark dancefloors and darker desires. The latest Neon Gold signee is already playing 20,000 seater venues back home in Belgium and here's a little taster of why.
Kwele Serrell
7.29.16
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