With his new album Love, Damini he has conquered the world. But how much of his creative soul does he have left?
On Renaissance, Beyoncé pays tribute to the queer history of house and disco music.
It’s not a copyright infringement, it’s a far more complicated and personal issue.
With Renaissance, Beyoncé is again shaping pop culture, honouring black disco pioneers and Africa’s rise.
Renaissance is Beyoncé’s first solo album in more than five years, and her first fully dance album.
His rhythmic sounds connected with the diaspora and his collaborations with stars like Drake and Beyoncé elevated his name.
The increased migration of Africans and the global growth of hip hop culture has seen a dynamic new generation of Pan Africanism emerge.
Both Black Panther and Beyoncé’s Black is King represent a utopian vision of empowerment and connection to Africa.
From a quiet start to cultural dominance, Beyoncé’s work over the last decade is groundbreaking. But it is also filled with questions and contradictions.
The history of recorded music has been marked by endless artistic and technological changes. While music labels persist, digital technology has profoundly altered why they exist and how they work.
Teeming with references to African culture and experience, the couple’s latest work places ‘blackness'at the heart of the Western canon.
Donald Glover’s music video is a multi-layered political statement which aims to kick its audience out of its complacency.
The moral failures of a creative artist shouldn’t make their work any less valid.
In 1997 Pippilotti Rist walked down a street of cars and smashed their windows in a vivaciously feminist call to arms. You might recognise the homage to Risk’s work in Beyoncé’s Lemonade.
From The Smiths to Kendrick Lamar, Conversation readers tell us their favourite albums.
In 4:44, his 13th album, Jay-z gets confessional and socio-political, challenging traditional notions of Black male bravado and masculinity.
The singer has been criticised for ‘fetishising’ motherhood. But by disrupting stereotypes she is striking a major blow for black women.
Unlike Beyoncé, a group of Australian women documenting their own pregnancies captured mundane images of track pants, barren wardrobes and self-portraits in a bathroom mirror.
How to challenge centuries of bigotry with a single image – and bump Trump off the front pages.
T in the Park is on the rocks. So what else is new?