Long established as one of the premiere female hip-hop/R&B artists of her generation, Mary J. Blige is telling her story - the one that earned her the title of Queen of Hip-Hop Soul - through HERstory, Vol. 1, a new multi-format compilation coming this December. Born in The Bronx and raised in both Savannah, Georgia and the projects of Yonkers, New York, Mary J. Blige's three-decade-plus career has been supported by music that balances street sounds with feminine soul and the pen of a
Today, Rhino announced its offerings for the 2019 Record Store Day celebration, taking place at your local brick-and-mortar shop Saturday, April 13. Rhino's 33 releases highlight several genres of music - soul, rock, rap, comedy, disco, pop, jam bands, prog, and more - on an array of formats including LPs, CDs, picture discs, colored vinyl, and even cassette tapes. Here's the run-down on all their RSD titles! a-ha, Hunting High and Low: The Early Alternate Mixes - 1 LP - 6,000
Rhino's "Start Your Ear Off Right" campaign is back for 2018, and this year's crop of titles is a happily eclectic one ranging from classic R&B to rock, metal, hip-hop, and beyond. These limited edition vinyl reissues will be released every Tuesday beginning tomorrow, January 9, and continuing through the 23rd. We can't think of a better way to start our year off right than visiting a local record store, and Rhino agrees - so all of these titles will be exclusively available at
Rhino Records is planning 11 titles for this year's Record Store Day Black Friday--and two of them are fairly unexpected catalogue treats from two very different artists. First up, the label has announced an upcoming expanded edition on CD and LP of Richard Hell & The Voidoids' Blank Generation. Hell, a founding member of Television and one of the key figures of early punk rock in New York and beyond (his personal style of spiked hair and safety pins is said to have influenced Malcolm
Record Store Day has been an institution for a decade now, so leave it to this year's 10th anniversary event to be one of the biggest! We've already shone the spotlight on releases by David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Prince, Omnivore Recordings and Legacy Recordings; now, it's time to take a look at Warner Music's incredibly generous lineup. Over 30 titles will be featured from the label group at independent record stores on Saturday, April 22. There's really something for everyone: vintage 12"
Two days before his 25th birthday, and just over 20 years since his heartbreaking and still unsolved murder, The Notorious B.I.G. will live on with his widow Faith Evans' duets album, The King & I. The iconic rapper (born Christopher Wallace) met and married R&B singer and fellow Bad Boy Records label mate Evans in 1994--a turbulent but often loving relationship that ended when Biggie was killed in a drive-by shooting in 1997, 16 days before his second album, Life After Death, hit
In the late '90s and early '00s, East Coast rap was dominated by one label: Bad Boy Entertainment. Now, their first 20 years will be celebrated in a five-disc box set later this summer. First reported by Billboard, Bad Boy Presents The 20th Anniversary Box Set features 80 curated tracks spanning from the label's first release, Craig Mack's "Flava in Ya Ear," up to 2014. Longtime Bad Boy associate and current president Harve Pierre produced the set, and journalist Michael A. Gonzalez provides