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Moses Sumney – “Quarrel” ft. Thundercat, Cam O’bi, and KING’s Paris Strother

Moses Sumney has dropped his new song "Quarrel," which features contributions from Cam O'bi, Paris Strother of the R&B trio KING, and Thundercat, who also appeared…
Brian Josephs / August 10, 2017

Afropunk Festival 2017 Lineup Includes Solange, Kaytranada, Thundercat, Nao, Sampha, Soul II Soul, More [UPDATE]

Afropunk has announced the lineup for its flagship festival in Brooklyn. This year's iteration will feature a stage curated by Solange's Saint Heron label that includes Sampha,…
Brian Josephs / April 6, 2017

Should the Urban Contemporary Grammy Category Be Abolished?

The Grammys have a category for black things of note, a list formally known the Urban Contemporary album. The category’s creators would argue otherwise, even…
Brian Josephs / February 10, 2017

2016: The Year R&B Returned to the Eye of Quiet Storm

In 1982, a male English trio named Imagination released In the Heat of the Night. Produced by Tony Swain and Steven Jolley, who’d soon work…
Alfred Soto / December 14, 2016

The 101 Best Songs of 2016

When the history books are written, music will probably not be the first thing anyone remembers about 2016. Nevertheless, the music was excellent—memorable and meaningful enough…
SPIN Staff / December 13, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

There's been no shortage of pessimism about 2016—a year that was plagued with fear, hatred, and confusion. In music, that ugliness was often confronted head-on,…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2016

Video: KING – “In the Meantime”

Los Angeles R&B trio KING released their debut album back in February, which was quietly one of the strongest and most unusual releases in that…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 9, 2016

Review: Modest R&B Trio KING Deliver the Ironically Titled ‘We Are KING’

An R&B trio writing and producing its own material is rare enough; here’s one that insists on flexing its collective smarts instead of setting up…
Alfred Soto / February 10, 2016

Solange Covered Nina Simone’s ‘To Be Young, Gifted and Black’ With Dev Hynes, Moses Sumney, and KING

Solange performed a set at last weekend's FYF Fest in Los Angeles, where she teamed up with Devonté Hynes (a.k.a. Blood Orange), Moses Sumney, and…
Rachel Brodsky / August 25, 2015