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Michael A. Gonzales

jay-z Features

JAY-Z Reflects On ‘American Gangster’

"From a gentlemen’s game to a vicious young man’s game"
big-mouth Features

Cumming of Age: On ‘Big Mouth’ and The Comedy of Puberty

Feels like the first time
tlc-the-remix Features

Hats to Da Back & All That: How TLC Changed The R&B Game

Where would music be without T-Boz, Left Eye & Chilli?
Amber Robles-Gordon Art

Art Grows in Newark: ‘I Found God in Myself’

Visual artists celebrate Dr. Ntozake Shange’s 'for colored girls..'
isaac-hayes Features

Isaac Hayes: Deeper and Blacker

DJ Premier, Vernon Reid and others remember the Moses of Memphis
torii-wolfe-dj-premier Features

Hatin’ on Premo

“If you put me in a box... you don’t know me or my history.”
living-colour Music

Living Colour Stay Shreddin’ on ‘Shade’

Black Rock Matters
deuce News

Let Loose ‘The Deuce’ For Real For Real

HBO's new series evokes Times Square's seedy past
mayfield-superfly Features

‘The Deuce’ and Mayfield’s Movie Music

“Every song that I write, I can relate to”
dangelo Features

(Brown) Sugar Free: D’Angelo’s Voodoo Child Return And the Making of “Left & Right”

"If you dream to be free, I can take you there—just follow me"
d-angelo-brown-sugar Music

D’Angelo’s ‘Brown Sugar’ and the Birth of a Black Musical Messiah

Savoring a neo-soul masterpiece, 22 years later
kool herc Features

Party Over Here: An Oral History of Kool Herc’s Historic Back-to-School Jam

You never thought that hip hop would take it this far...
dj shadow Features

Futuristic Throwback: The Music of DJ Shadow

The art of the cut-and-mix symphony
keith-haring-crack-is-wack Features

Snowfall In NYC: A Crack Era Memoir

One puff of “the genie in the bottle” was enough to make you a junkie for life
crack-wack-keith-haring Features

Memories of Crack City

L.A. wasn't the only place where the baseheads took over
strip-club-confessions Features

Freak On: ’90s Strip Club Confessions

Taboo tales from those “locked door parties.”