Cover Story

Leon Bridges Has Style, in Every Sense of the Word

The star takes us inside his personal space.


The Evolution of BIA

The rapper opens up about her breakout single, her deluxe EP, plastic surgery, and the year that changed everything.


Luke James’ Definition of Black Music

The Chi actor on his growth as an artist and the importance of Black Music Month.

Ones To Watch

The Pop Icon Collaborator Turned Indie Darling

Diana Gordon is the artist shifting sounds while keeping it real.


Sevyn Streeter Is “Guilty” of Style and Sonic Evolution

The "It Won't Stop" singer reminisces on her favorite 2000s trends.

Ones To Watch

Meet the Cross-Cultural Artist Making Fresh Blends

Lolo Zouaï is the international songstress finding her success through happiness.


Justine Skye on Owning Her Image & the Path to Being Set Free

The singer speaks on her tumultuous past, Timbaland, and finally trusting herself.

Ones To Watch

The Artist on a Joyride to the Future

Meet the electroclash artist filling up the dance floors of the future.

Ones To Watch

The Neo-Punk Songwriter Bringing Softness to the Hard Edge

Find out how the new-wave rocker is informed by retro sensibilities.


A No-Nonsense Conversation Between Bree Runway and Rico Nasty

The collaborators talk everything from cancel culture to the consequences of Black female artistry.

What We Want Right Now

Hitmaker Murda Beatz on Finding His Style Through Song

The 26-year-old producer opens up about his life and style in the game.


Orville Peck Is the “Show Pony” with Sincerity

In the wake of his sophomore release, the masked crooner tells why he’s ready to reveal more than ever before.


How Pianist Chloe Flower Became Our Pied Piper

The Korean-American “millennial Liberace” won over Cardi B and the rest of the world with drive, dresses, and a disco-ball piano.


Why Jidenna Believes Pan-Africanism Is More Important Than You Think

The “Classic Man” is back and better than ever.

Ones To Watch

2 Musicians to Watch This Year

Meet Haviah Mighty and Stephanie Poetri.


Snoh Aalegra Talks Skin-Care Secrets & Being Mentored by Prince

Meet the singer with an extremely bright future.


3 Different Playlists for 3 Different Moods

Get your Spotify accounts ready.


We Got Ready with Young M.A

Talking fashion and playing NBA2K before the rapper’s NYC show.


Getting to Know Music Industry Vet Ashaunna Ayars

She’s been Mary J. Blige’s right hand for years and helped launch the careers of Ne-Yo and Young Jeezy.


Meet Tre Mission, Toronto’s Rising Rapper

He describes his latest album sound as “thugs crying.”


Behind the Scenes of Dreezy’s “Love Someone” Video Shoot

Featuring love, heartbreak, and revenge.


Ever Wonder Why Most Music Is Released Fridays at Midnight?

Us, too. So we decided to ask around.


A Day in New York with Rico Nasty

Meet the Maryland rapper encouraging us to let out our anger.


Getting Ready for the MTV VMAs with French Montana

The first thing the rapper did when he landed in NYC was call his mom.


How 6lack Preps for the MTV VMAs

Getting ready with the artist and Quiñ ahead of this year’s awards show.

Ones To Watch

3 Musicians to Keep Your Eyes (& Ears) on This Year

Meet Dounia, Sebastian Mikael, and TOBi.

New Wave

Amaal Nuux Is the Toronto R&B Artist You Need to Know

Today she dropped her EP, Black Dove.


Life After “Game of Thrones” Is Looking Bright for Jacob Anderson

While playing Grey Worm, the actor-slash-musician was also touring as Raleigh Ritchie.

New Wave

Nimic Revenue Is Going to Flood Your Playlists This Summer

She’s hit the ground running since signing to Def Jam last year with a much-anticipated album dropping this summer.


How This Couple Dated, Broke Up and Then Started a Band

As told by a band turned couple turned band again.