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This Is What Your Favorite Musician Wore to the Biggest Fashion Event of the Year

Last night's Met Gala honored Rei Kawakubo, avant-garde fashion designer and founder of esteemed label Comme des Garçons. Lots of famous musicians were invited by Vogue editor Anna Wintour:…
Anna Gaca / May 2, 2017

Jidenna Wants You to Know What Really Makes a Classic Man

With his slick amber hair and proclivity for three-piece suits, Jidenna is a walking anachronism in most places. The look compounded with his politically charged charisma…
Brian Josephs / February 23, 2017

Watch Janelle Monáe Have a Very Jovial Conversation on Conan

Janelle Monae's first two live film roles—Moonlight and Hidden Figures—are both up for Best Picture Oscars this year. Last night, the auspicious start to her silver screen career…
Brian Josephs / February 7, 2017

Grimes and Janelle Monáe Unveil Bonkers “Venus Fly” Video In Full

Grimes and Janelle Monáe debut a new TIDAL-exclusive video for "Venus Fly," a collaboration from Grimes’ 2015 album Art Angels. The Grimes-directed video was announced yesterday via…
Rob Arcand / February 1, 2017

Janelle Monáe, Maxwell, Indigo Girls to Perform at Women’s March Protest

Janelle Monáe, Maxwell, Indigo Girls, and Angelique Kidjo are among the artists who will perform at a concert associated with Saturday's Women's March protest event in Washington,…
Anna Gaca / January 18, 2017

Pharrell, Janelle Monáe Denounce Hate Speech in Wake of Kim Burrell’s Anti-Gay Sermon

Pharrell Williams and Janelle Monáe are backing away from Houston preacher and gospel star Kim Burrell, following a viral video of her delivering an anti-gay sermon. Burrell…
Anna Gaca / January 3, 2017

New Music: Kim Burrell & Pharrell Williams – “I See a Victory”

Today, Pharrell Williams has released (yes) the fourth original song he contributed to the soundtrack of the new film Hidden Figures, which traces the contribution of…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 22, 2016

Pharrell Previews His Hidden Figures Soundtrack at TIFF

One of the buzzier titles at this year's Toronto International Film Festival is Hidden Figures, the Space Race-era drama about three African-American women mathematicians working at NASA: Mary Jackson (played by…
Anna Gaca / September 11, 2016

Despite Stacked Lineup, Afropunk Is Still ‘the Other Black’

You know when it’s Afropunk weekend in Brooklyn. The black women with brightly dyed hair, septum piercings, and round shades; the fellas in African-patterned garbs…
Brian Josephs / August 29, 2016

Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe Help President Obama Wish Daughter Malia a Happy Birthday

Last night, President Obama threw our nation one of its coolest birthday parties yet, a Fourth of July White House BBQ with special appearances from…
Andrew Unterberger / July 5, 2016

Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monáe to Play Nation’s Coolest Fourth of July Barbecue

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have booked Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe to play the official White House Independence Day barbecue, Politico reports. The…
Anna Gaca / July 2, 2016

The Roots, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, and More Honor Prince at the BET Awards

The BET Awards marked the late Prince tonight, with tributes from the Roots, Janelle Monáe, Maxwell, Jennifer Hudson, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, Tori Kelly, Bilal, and…
Anna Gaca / June 27, 2016

BET Awards Announce Prince Tribute Lineup Featuring Sheila E, the Roots, D’Angelo, and Janelle Monáe

The BET Awards, like quite a few other Twitter users, were not feeling Madonna's tribute to Prince at the recent Billboard Music Awards. "Yeah, we saw…
Anna Gaca / June 7, 2016

Afropunk Festival 2016 Lineup: Ice Cube, TV on the Radio, Tyler, the Creator, and More

The lineup for the 2016 Afropunk Festival is out, and Ice Cube, TV on the Radio, and Tyler, the Creator are set to take the…
James Grebey / April 19, 2016

Grimes Brought Out Janelle Monáe and Aristophanes at Coachella

Grimes performed yesterday at Coachella, where she played tracks from her latest release, last year's excellent Art Angels, and 2012's Visions. She also brought out…
Rachel Brodsky / April 17, 2016
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