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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.
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.
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.
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.
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