Prince Rogers Nelson was the blueprint for a certain kind of Black femmeness. In the interstitial spaces of my life, he has kept me company.
The terroir of sound, timbre’s role has always been underrated, or even ignored, because it’s so intangible.
The rapper’s streetwise edge and unpretentious manner rooted A Tribe Called Quest to their home in Jamaica, Queens.
The rapper may be off in another dimension, but he’s a realist. And realism is messy.
On the legacy of the ‘70s singer and the important influence of iconic black women.
While Blue has forged its way into the cultural canon of “classic” albums, much of Joni Mitchell’s later work has been unfairly relegated to the audiophilic dustbin.