Two producers behind the singer’s mega-hit debut speak about the album’s construction.
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Garth Cartwright pays tribute to the legacy of the Big Chief from The Wild Magnolias.
Michael A. Gonzales talks to the inventive, classically-trained keyboardist for some of the Isley’s most indelible hits.
Inside the definitive solo album of one of R&B’s biggest hitmakers.
The celebrated producer remembers the sessions for the album that revitalized the Southern R&B group’s career
A rare audience with one of modern soul’s most enigmatic figures.
Throughout the ’70s, MFSB defined the Philadelphia disco sound. In the late ’70s, however, key members of the group defected to New York and created another set of legendary tunes for Salsoul. Nate Patrin explains why.
Having worked with R&B and hip hop superstars, the lauded record engineer talks about some of his most definitive work.
Nate Patrin explores the career – and enduring influence – of the Masked Marauder.
Jalil Hutchins recounts the luck and skill that went into creating a hip hop classic.
Stuart Matthewman and producer Robin Millar reflect on Sade’s timeless debut album.
Two of the key producers of the hit album from the queen of hip hop soul talk about its genesis.
The story of the best ’90s R&B group you’ve never heard of.
The legendary producer goes deep on the 25th anniversary of Janet Jackson’s groundbreaking album.
Dispatches from a remarkable multi-decade, multi-genre career.
The reigning queen of soul talks about her big break, Dilla, and the continued evolution of her sound.
Lessons in slickness with Loose Ends' main man
The R&B singer’s provocative video has set off a conversation about exploitation and misogyny in the music industry. Melissa Bradshaw explains why.
Meet the new generation of R&B talent that Solange Knowles has collected on her label’s first compilation.
How a Philly assist led to one of the most successful UK R&B hits of the ’80s.