Gospel

7.30.19

BJ the Chicago Kid's '1123' Magnifies the Soul of the Black Experience

The singer's follow-up album is an ode to the Chicago upbringing that shaped how he approaches love and life.

4.5.19

The 'Amazing Grace' of Aretha Franklin

After being buried for over 40 years, footage of Aretha Franklin’s iconic church performance, which would become one of the highest-selling gospel albums in history, finally comes to light.

2.8.19

Apparently Killer Mike Really Does Have His Own Religion

Involving a shrine in his house full of "women figures of divinity."

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.

4.28.18

Listen to Kanye West's New Song, "Lift Yourself"

On the track, released Friday night, Kanye spouts gibberish, seemingly trolling Ebro Darden.

3.29.18

Good Lord, This New Zeal & Ardor Song Is So Good

The first single from black metal/gospel project's second album, 'Stranger Fruit,' is brutal, murky, but weirdly inviting.

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11.3.17

Let's Figure Out What the Hell Is Going On in DRAM's "Check Ya Fabrics"

He's teamed up with Rick Rubin for a wacky, psychedelic soul cut that may need an explainer.

8.28.17

Demi Lovato Actually Kinda Went Off at the VMAs

With an extra gospel-ized version of "Sorry Not Sorry."

8.25.17
5.26.17

Robert Christgau on a Wave of American Epics

The Dean of American Rock Critics takes on the 'American Epic' soundtrack, a new Mahalia Jackson collection, a gospel guide, and a jug band blues retrospective.

3.31.17

After Decades Lost, Enlightment’s Classic 1984 Gospel Soul Album Finally Resurfaces

We chat to Bishop Larry H. Jordan about the vinyl reissue of ‘Faith is the Key.’

2.14.17

It’s Tough to Be a Chance the Rapper Fan When You’re Not a Christian

How my personal relationship with Christianity made enjoying Chance's big Grammy night a challenge.

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