20 Best R&B Albums of 1992

1992 was an amazing year for R&B. The year started with the debut album from the hottest new act in the game: a trio out Atlanta called TLC. T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli were draped in baggy clothes, playfully raunchy lyrics and bigger-than-life personalities–and they showed that the influence hip-hop on R&B acts wasn’t limited… Read More »

Happy Birthday, Dave of De La Soul!

Michael Loccisano, Getty s Happy Birthday to Dave De La Soul! The artist formerly known as Trugoy turned 49 years old today (Sept. 21). David Jude Jolicoeur has been making stellar music with his former high school buddies in De La Soul for almost 30 years. Alongside Posdnous and P.A. Mase, Trugoy helped blaze a… Read More »

LL Cool J to Receive Harvard University’s 2017 W.E.B. Du Bois Medal

Handout, Getty s Rap legend LL Cool J is among the recipients Harvard University’s 2017 W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, which honors people who have made significant contributions to black history and culture. Acclaimed director Ava DuVernay (13th, Selma, Queen Sugar) Democratic political strategist, Donna Brazile, artist Kara Walker, Microst Chairman John Thompson and Ford Foundation President… Read More »

Missy Elliott Rocks ‘She’s A B—-‘ at VH1 Hip-Hop Honors: The 90s Game Changers [VIDEO]

Missy Elliott opened the 2017 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors with a bang. The hip-hop legend performed her 1999 hit single “She’s a Bitch,” visually recreating the iconic music video, which was directed by Hype Williams. This year’s show is a tribute to “The 90s Game Changers” and Williams is one the night’s honorees for his innovative… Read More »