New Slow Jam Video Alert: Maxine Ashley's 'Between You & I'

It's a good time to be a 21-year-old R&B artist, probably: you can pay homage to those that came before you, but you grew up without the sort of rigid genre distinctions that defined the classic '90s era. Thinking that there was ever a time in which we fought about whether R&B and hip-hop could be fused as one is a… » 10/17/14 6:30pm Friday 6:30pm

Missy Elliott and Sharaya J Played for Alexander Wang Last Night

Alexander Wang launched his sportswear-inspired collection for H&M last night in New York City with a runway show and a post-show party, the latter of which he is almost as renowned for as his clothing. And say what you want about the scuba-boxerness of the situation (or the WANG hat), Alexander Wang, in general, has… » 10/17/14 2:30pm Friday 2:30pm

​An Appreciation for the Black Music in Black-ish

Wednesday night's episode of Black-ish opened with Trick Daddy's "I'm A Thug." This was a great and special thing. As Trick Daddy's street socio-political anthem plays in the background, Anthony Anderson's character Andre does a voiceover rant about the importance of Black ownership: "Credit hasn't always been the… » 10/16/14 3:50pm Thursday 3:50pm

Rosie Perez and Gloria Estefan Had a Love Fest On The View

Rosie Perez has been helping The View celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, and for her last day, she asked la reina of my heart, special guest Gloria Estefan, to come on the show and talk about the upcoming Broadway musical about her life, On Your Feet! (which, by the way, is an excellent song). » 10/15/14 2:00pm Wednesday 2:00pm

Taylor Swift's New Single 'Out Of The Woods' Ain't Yet

Taylor Swift's determined march towards a pure-pop career, nigh-free of the country trappings that demarcated her youth, continues with "Out of the Woods," the second song from 1989 (listenable here). Though it's an incomplete puzzle, between this and "Shake It Off" it seems increasingly likely that this direction was… » 10/14/14 11:10am Tuesday 11:10am

Buscabulla's New Dev Hynes-Produced Song 'Caer' Is Awesome

Raquel Berrios and Luis Alfredo Del Valle make up the Brooklyn-via-Trujillo Alto duo Buscabulla, a name which means "troublemaker" in Puerto Rican slang. Earlier this year, they won a weird contest put on by Guitar Center and Converse; the prize included the opportunity to record at the latter corporation's Rubber… » 10/10/14 12:30pm 10/10/14 12:30pm

Tinashe and Schoolboy Q Take It Back to 2005-ish on Kimmel

Twenty-one-year-old R&B singer/producer Tinashe is doing the rounds to support her new album Aquarius, released on Tuesday. On Kimmel last night, she showed up in periwinkle sweatpants with Schoolboy Q to perform song-of-the-summer "2 On," an epic club jam about going out with your homegirls and getting lifted, or… » 10/10/14 10:50am 10/10/14 10:50am