Bilal
Features // 3 Articles
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 5 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles
News // 1 Articles
Media // 1 Articles
//Features

The Best R&B of 2013
11 Dec 2013 // 8:14 PM

The best R&B albums of 2013 feature long-time stalwarts and compelling new voices.

The 70 Best Albums of 2010
23 Dec 2010 // 4:00 PM

The year's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.

//Columns

I Read the News Today, Oh, Boy
18 Mar 2013 // 5:30 PM

Listening to the NRA's Wayne LaPierre speak around the massacring of children without missing a beat, it's easy to agree with Lewis Black that this century is starting to look just as physically dangerous as the last one—even if, as Steven Pinker claims, it's actually more peaceful.

A Joy to Experience: Neo-Soul Singer Bilal Oliver
22 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM

Bilal Oliver belongs to an elite class of late '90s Neo-Soul singers, but his guest appearances may be the true gems of his career.

//Reviews

Bilal: In Another Life
15 Jul 2015 // 8:30 PM

With In Another Life, Bilal and Adrian Younge deliver a stone cold soul classic.

Bilal: A Love Surreal
19 Mar 2013 // 5:02 PM

After the personal catharsis of Airtight's Revenge, Bilal's back with a lighter, tighter, more romantic affair that bridges the gap between his experimental and lover sides.

//Blogs

Miles Davis, Robert Glasper, Bilal - "Ghetto Walkin'" (Singles Going Steady)
21 Apr 2016 // 8:15 AM

The tempo of "Ghetto Walkin" is noticeably faster than the Davis original, yet it creates a rich texture of sound that is well paced by the dry percussion.

The Roots and Friends Close Out Summerstage with a Block Party
15 Oct 2015 // 7:30 AM

The Legendary Roots Crew were the final act at Summerstage this year and they brought the house down with help from friends including Cee-Lo Green and Salt-N-Pepa.

//News

Bilal spreads out on his new CD
16 Aug 2011 // 11:06 PM

ST. LOUIS — Soul singer Bilal emerged as a promising new act in 2001 with his album "1st Born Second," though hardly any of what came next

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

// Moving Pixels

"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

READ the article