Showtime’s 'Hitsville' Proves Motown Is the Most Essential Record Label Ever

The first documentary made with the blessing and involvement of label founder Berry Gordy focuses primarily on the highlights.
Josh Terry
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The Guide to Getting Into Marvin Gaye's Genius

You may have been conceived to his music. But if "Let's Get It On" is where your knowledge stops, this guide will help you navigate the many facets of Marvin Gaye.
Bonnie Stiernberg
Noisey News

Watch the Live Stream from Aretha Franklin's Funeral

Bill Clinton, Stevie Wonder, and Ariana Grande will all pay tribute to the "Queen of Soul," who died earlier this month.
Alex Robert Ross
Detroit: Become Human

'Detroit' Siphons and Squanders a History of Marginalized Struggle

The only meanings in 'Detroit: Become Human' are the ones it steals.
Yussef Cole
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A 'Stranger Things' Motown Medley Would Be Better Without James Corden

The crew from your favorite Netflix show stopped by your least favorite late night show last night.
Tiffany Wines

Meet the 72-Year-Old Preacher Behind One of the Greatest Gay Club Anthems of All Time

Carl Bean's 1977 Motown classic "I Was Born This Way" is just as empowering today as it was 40 years ago—just ask Lady Gaga.
Michelle Lhooq

The New Cupid: BJ The Chicago Kid Finds the Right Feeling

The Chicago singer's Motown debut 'In My Mind' has been over a decade in the making, but it was worth the wait.
Dan Hyman

Why Dancing Was So Important at the Stonewall Inn, New York's Newly-Landmarked Gay Bar

The Stonewall riots were motivated by gay men and women feeling that their freedom to dance was being threatened.
Steve Weinstein
Remembering Things

There's No Lonelier Man than Michael Jackson Crying in a Dark Room

"She's Out of My Life" was a pivotal point in Michael Jackson's career and a rare moment of vulnerability right as he was on the cusp of pop megastardom.
Austin Bryant

Hanging With Kali Uchis - The Colombian Tomboy Turned Sultry R&B Star

Tyler, The Creator loves her, Snoop Dogg's co-signed her, and she's hailed as “the most exciting voice to come out of Virginia since Missy Elliott.”
Kylie Griffiths

Tears of a Clown: The American Nightmare That Created the Insane Clown Posse

How two poor white kids from Detroit became the leaders of a hated and misunderstood subculture that is centered around macabre raps, face paint, Faygo, and family.
Mitchell Sunderland

Joe Frazier's Forgotten R&B Career

The first installment of our column on the musical sidelines and misadventures of notable athletes uncovers heavyweight legend Joe Frazier's back catalog of soul sides.
Nate Patrin