nina simone

Four NYC Artists Pooled Their Money to Save Nina Simone’s Childhood Home From Destruction

Nina Simone was born in a 660-square-foot house in Tryon, North Carolina, a small town on the edges of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Last year,…
Andy Cush / March 2, 2017

Rebecca Ferguson Says She’ll Only Perform at Trump’s Inauguration If She Can Sing “Strange Fruit”

British singer-songwriter and former X Factor finalist Rebecca Ferguson has apparently received an offer from Donald Trump's inaugural committee to perform during the upcoming presidential inauguration ceremony.
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 3, 2017

Celebrating Pop Poetics: 25 Poets Who Draw Inspiration From Music Icons

Last month, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, which sparked a lot of questions of whether music could be considered poetry or…
Andy Emitt / November 4, 2016

Listen to ‘Songs for Survival,’ Jay Z’s Playlist About Social Injustice

After sharing "Spiritual," an original protest song addressing police violence against African-Americans, Jay Z has returned to TIDAL with a curated playlist of activist music…
Anna Gaca / July 10, 2016

How Nina Simone Made Lauryn Hill’s Rebirth Possible

On June 1, 2015, guests in Harlem's historic Apollo Theater were perched at the edge of their seats. The house lights were up, and the credits from the premiere…
Rachel Brodsky / July 14, 2015

Lauryn Hill Reimagines Nina Simone’s ‘Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair’ as Dizzy R&B Ballad

Less than a week after her last Nina Simone cover, Lauryn Hill has emerged with another cover from the forthcoming RCA compilation Nina Simone Revisited:…
Colin Joyce / June 23, 2015

Hear Lauryn Hill’s Bluesy Cover of Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good’

The elusive Ms. Lauryn Hill has offered six contributions to RCA's upcoming Nina Simone tribute album, Nina Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone, which comes in…
Rachel Brodsky / June 18, 2015