How an adventure into Solange’s Houston confirmed her genius

meet the future faces of literature

The Line of Best Fit
Mahalia: One To Watch for 2019

Unpacking all the references in Childish Gambino’s new video

Gordon Parks’ art is all over Kendrick Lamar’s new video

How Jay-Z’s new video references & subverts racist cartoons

Why do graffiti writes get sent to prison for so long?

Important lessons Keith Haring taught us about life and art

The LGBT artist making music where it’s dangerous to be gay

Artist addresses lack of diversity at London arts university

Torbjørn Rødland’s photos are an exercise in the uncomfortable

How the barbershop became a bastion for the black British community

The photographer who shot Britain’s Black Panther movement

New Internationalist
Black Girl Magic


5 years after Channel Orange, noone sounds like Frank Ocean

The people living at Grenfell Tower predicted this tragedy

The Line of Best Fit
How SZA’s ‘Drew Barrymore’ told the truth and changed the game

There’s so much wrong with that Liam Neeson interview—we’ve only just scratched the surface

We got it from here… thank you 4 your music, A Tribe Called Quest

Playlist: It’s a Love Thing

Playlist: Good Morning 2017

Top 50 Albums of 2017


Complex UK
Roses Gabor is striving to be the water, not the wave

Beautiful images of what being Black, British & Muslim means

How to take up space in a man’s working world

Blues & Soul
Khalid: The A Teen – A Cover Story

Introducing Vagabon: ‘This is who I am. My music is what I’m offering.’ – Taken from print issue no.2

Introducing Rai-Elle – the refreshing new voice of UK R&B


The Guardian
Live: Ravyn Lenae – neo-soul star still finding her way to the top

Live: Lovebox Festival – Childish Gambino leads diversive corrective to Trump

Album: Ella Mai – Boo’d Up singer’s statement of intent

Album: Nao – Cosmopolitan R&B auteur evades the mainstream

Complex UK
Album: Dave’s ‘Psychodrama’ is a brutally impressive examination of society

Album: Lizzo – Cuz I Love You

Crack Mag

Live: Gorillaz at The O2

Live: La Route du Rock festival, France

Album: Fin by Syd

Album: Ctrl by SZA

Album: Powerplant by Girlpool

Album: Need To Feel Your Love by Sheer Mag

Album: SweetSexySavage by Kehlani

Album: A Fever Dream by Everything Everything

Album: The House by Porches

Album: Aromanticism by Moses Sumney


Jay-Z’s new album includes an apology to Beyoncé

Salvador Dali’s body to be exhumed for a paternity test

Rihanna tweets world leaders asking for education funding

Die Antwoord release spooky short film with their daughter

SZA’s ‘Drew Barrymore’ video features the IRL Drew Barrymore

Teens get lost in Paris catacombs for three days

Music is the same as drugs and sex, according to the brain

Chelsea Manning opens up in first TV interview since release

Dev Hynes launches LGBTQ music & art youth workshop

Texas passes insane ‘foetal funeral’ abortion bill

Watch Lorde perform with a crew of teenagers in tracksuits

Katherine Hamnett launches ‘Choose NHS’ campaign