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What constitutes a boy band, anyway? One Direction certainly look and act the part. Ever since forming on The X Factor in 2010, they’ve filled a particular hole in the music industry, the one that requires 3-5 fresh-faced young lads with pretty voices and prettier haircuts to join forces and passionately emote for the hormonal… More »

Ariana Grande’s sophomore set My Everything, out this week, is part of at least two long legacies. The more obvious of those is the tradition of children’s TV stars stepping into the industry machine and walking out pop stars on the other side. The album is exceptional for what it is — a compendium of… More »

A few years back, a critical mass of musicians started making R&B steeped in the sort of art-damaged signifiers indie rock has traditionally claimed as its own. This wasn’t the first time rhythm & blues had pushed boundaries; legendary figures from Curtis Mayfield to Prince to Missy Elliott managed to get some of the most… More »

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Watch Solange & Dev Hynes Reconcile At FYF Fest

One of the first projects that revealed Dev Hynes as a mastermind producer/collaborator was Solange's 2012 True EP. About a year after that EP came…
Caitlin White | August 24, 2015 - 2:34 pm

12 Memorable Moments From FYF Fest 2015

FYF is a weird festival. Tucked away at LA’s Exposition Park, tucked away towards the end of the summer—this isn’t one of the big blockbuster…
Ryan Leas | August 24, 2015 - 2:18 pm
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Watch Solange Debut “Rise,” Her Song For Ferguson And Baltimore

It's been too long since we've heard any new music from Solange Knowles; True, the EP that turned her into an indie star, is now…
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2015 - 2:05 pm
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Kindness – “Some Things Never Seem To Fucking Work” (Solange Cover)

Disco-pop auteur Kindness has taken on "Some Things Never Seem To Fucking Work," one of the most alluring, intimate songs on Solange's 2012 True EP.
Caitlin White | February 10, 2015 - 11:36 am

Solange Enlists Beyoncé, Dave Longstreth, Ariel Rechtshaid, A-Trak To Reflect On D’Angelo’s Voodoo

January 25 marked the 15th anniversary of D'Angelo's seminal Voodoo. Its follow-up, Black Messiah, dropped out of nowhere back in December and it's a total…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 4, 2015 - 1:31 pm
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Watch Q-Tip Lead New York Protest Against Ferguson Decision

Stereogum is posting all the music stuff that we'd regularly post today. But it feels pretty ridiculous to talk about relatively trivial things on the…
Tom Breihan | November 25, 2014 - 9:13 am
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Preview Law & Order: SVU’s Episode Inspired By The Jay Z/Solange Elevator Incident

It's probably not a surprise that Law & Order: SVU has put together an episode inspired by the famous Jay Z/Solange elevator fight. The ripped-from-the-headline…
Tom Breihan | October 1, 2014 - 3:08 pm
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Michelle Williams – “Say Yes!” (Feat. Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, & Solange)

Even though the Knowles sisters say everything's fine in the aftermath of Elevatorgate, let's not be naïve. But leave it to Destiny's Child to bring…
James Rettig | May 21, 2014 - 9:41 pm
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SNL Season Finale: Solange/Jay Z Cold Open, EDM & Pharrell Digital Shorts, St. Vincent Confounds Twitter

Tonight's SNL season 39 finale addressed the week's big viral video (Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator, in case you forgot) right in the…
Scott Lapatine | May 18, 2014 - 12:42 am
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Beyoncé, Jay Z, Solange Release Statement About Elevator Fight

The pop cultural sphere went off its rocker earlier this week when footage surfaced of Solange physically attacking Jay Z in an elevator at New…
Chris DeVille | May 15, 2014 - 5:28 pm
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Video Shows Solange Attacking Jay Z In An Elevator

Last week, Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Beyoncé's sister Solange Knowles attended the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art.
Michael Nelson | May 12, 2014 - 12:15 pm
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The Week In Pop: Meet The New Wave Of British Pop Stars

We at Stereogum have the UK on the brain this week. And while there's a big difference between "Britpop" and "British pop," this seems like…
Chris DeVille | April 24, 2014 - 5:11 pm
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Watch Solange Cover Kate Bush’s “Cloudbusting” At Coachella

The big news from Solange's Coachella set came when her big sister Beyoncé joined her onstage for a giddy synchronized dance to "Losing You." But…
Tom Breihan | April 16, 2014 - 9:32 am
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Blood Orange And Solange Have A Falling-Out Via Twitter

Putting together her great 2012 EP True, the EP that turned her into an indie sensation, Solange Knowles worked closely with Dev Hynes, who record…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2013 - 9:21 am
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Solange – “Cash In”

Last week, Solange Knowles launched her boutique label Saint Records by releasing Saint Heron, a compilation of smart, incisive, futuristic R&B, from a smartly-picked roster…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2013 - 9:18 am

An Annotated Media Guide To Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes

Blood Orange's Cupid Deluxe, out this week via Domino, is the culminating triumph of a long, strange decade for Devonté Hynes. Before finding his groove…
Chris DeVille | November 11, 2013 - 11:12 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Now that nobody ever watches music videos on TV anymore, it's becoming increasingly obvious that the people who make videos don't have to submit themselve…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2013 - 3:04 pm
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