R&B

New music

The North Meets the South in Elhae's New Song "Claim"

Listen to the Atlanta singer's futuristic fusion of styles.
Phil Witmer
9.7.16
Interviews

Meet K. Forest, the Brampton Singer Behind Travis Scott's "Guidance"

We talk to the rising Toronto R&B star about his "spiritual" sound and how he refuses to stray from a destiny of being true to himself.
Phil Witmer
9.6.16
style rider

Still Lives: How Charlotte Cardin's Classic Sound Shows the Way to the Future

But the Montreal chanteuse also cites Radiohead as one of her inspirations.
Cam Lindsay
8.31.16
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Has FKA twigs Created the Boldest Live Show in the World Right Now?

Seriously, watch this from beginning to end.
Daisy Jones
8.31.16
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Who Needs Exercise When You Can Watch Ariana Grande's and Nicki Minaj's Spin-Themed VMA Performance

You could go lift, brah, but you're better off watching Nicki and Ariana perform "Side by Side" instead.
Noisey Staff
8.29.16
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Here It Is, the Best Thing Ever to Happen on TV: Beyoncé's Performance at the VMAs

She did half of 'Lemonade,' and, seriously, you've never seen a televised performance like this before.
Noisey Staff
8.29.16
Essays

What Is Time?

In both 'Endless' and 'Blond(e),' Frank Ocean grapples with mortality, floating between consciousness and psychedelics, faith and his intuition.
Amani Bin Shikhan
8.24.16
Essays

Why Frank Ocean's Vulnerability Is so Radical

'Blond(e)' is not the straightforward hip-hop, R&B, and funk of his previous records. It is music to speak truth to power, crafted solely to tell Ocean’s story.
Britt Julious
8.23.16
Imagen

Inside the Modarn Songs on Frank Ocean's 'Blond' with @Seinfeld2000

"Facebook Story" is basically the plot of a brand new episode of 'Seinfeld.'
@Seinfeld2000
8.23.16
Essays

Frank's Stairs

Black creatives are rarely afforded the opportunity to nourish their craft independent of a capitalist motivation.
Vidal Wu
8.22.16
New music

Here Are the Full Credits from Frank Ocean's 'Endless'

Since they're kind of hard to read, and we are masochists, we've written the whole thing out for you.
Noisey Staff
8.19.16
Premieres

Emma Lokai Has the Summer's Over Sadness on "Too Hard to Lose"

Love is suss.
Sarah MacDonald
8.18.16
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