Florian Schneider & Tony Allen’s Trans-Global Beat Expressions

Florian Schneider & Tony Allen’s Trans-Global Beat Expressions

How the Kraftwerk co-founder and Afrobeat originator are perpetually intertwined.

Andre Harrell: The Party-Starter

Andre Harrell: The Party-Starter

The Uptown founder revolutionized the marriage of hip-hop and R&B, and served an expansive yet neglected audience.

The Healer: Willie Colón @ 70

The Healer: Willie Colón @ 70

The legendary salsero tells the stories of the disenfranchised.

Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’: A Time Capsule That Transcends Time

Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’: A Time Capsule That Transcends Time

Inside Dr. Dre’s 1992 masterpiece, now available on TIDAL in HiFi.

‘British Steel’ & Beyond: 40 Years of U.K. Heavy Metal’s Finest Hour

‘British Steel’ & Beyond: 40 Years of U.K. Heavy Metal’s Finest Hour

Priest! Maiden! Motörhead! Why 1980 was a very good year for loud and fast.

A Year Without Nipsey Hussle

A Year Without Nipsey Hussle

Why hip-hop will never be the same without the genius West Coast emcee.

TIDAL Impact: Miles Davis’ ‘Bitches Brew’ @ 50

TIDAL Impact: Miles Davis’ ‘Bitches Brew’ @ 50

One of jazz’s boldest new voices contemplates the fusion masterwork.

Essays  / Jazz
The Education of Mimi

The Education of Mimi

How Mariah Carey’s long — and ultimately successful — battles for creative control changed pop music.

Kenny Rogers: 1938 – 2020

Kenny Rogers: 1938 – 2020

How a hit-making country-pop hybrid proved to be the Gambler’s winning hand.

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ Turns 5

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ Turns 5

Musician, lyricist and producer Kassa Overall on the genre-obliterating influence of a modern masterpiece.

‘And There’s Nothing I Can Do’: Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity,’ a Half-Century Later

‘And There’s Nothing I Can Do’: Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity,’ a Half-Century Later

Both enamored and wary of stardom, David Bowie featured his first pop landmark on his second LP.

The Brilliance of Kobe Bryant

The Brilliance of Kobe Bryant

How the relentlessly hard-working intellectual became an NBA icon.

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