STREAMED: SZA, the Weeknd & Travis Scott Team up for ‘Game of Thrones’ Track, Jaden Smith Drops ‘ERYS IS COMING’ EP, & More SZA, The Weeknd, Travis Scott — “Power is Power” As Game of Thrones dominates the television headlines once again, the HBO series rolls out its official soundtrack’s new single. Packed with star […]

Anderson .Paak — Ventura Anderson .Paak rides out on Ventura. The star-studded LP comes in the wake of the California rapper’s November 2018 release, Oxnard. It also works as the latest chapter of Andy’s beach series, which also includes Venice and Malibu. Even before its release, Ventura commanded serious buzz, in part due to its […]

Before Kanye West’s “Sunday Service” became an ultra-exclusive gathering, Aretha Franklin had already done something similar.

The acclaimed “post-Black” artist talks about his first narrative feature film, which just debuted on HBO, and how it updates the novel’s enduring tragedy of Black identity under white supremacy to the present.

How Steve McQueen's musical vision takes a look back while looking forward.

Khalid — “Self” Khalid focuses on “Self” with the release of his newest single. The singer-songwriter’s introspective new song is a single off his forthcoming album, Free Spirit, which is due April 5. Produced by Hit-Boy, “Self” features some self-reflection. “He knows I hear him cryin’, cryin’ out for help / I don’t know how […]

Logic — Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Logic is back with some “Confessions.” The Maryland rapper follows last year’s YSIV with the official release of his introspective new track, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.” As usual, frequent collaborator 6ix sits behind the boards for this one. Over soulful production, Young Sinatra raps about comparisons in […]