Let the church say Amen, and Isis too: Black women are the past, present, and future of Black popular music, more about the business of becoming self-defined idiosyncratic artists and less about becoming industry-approved products by any means necessary. Since a Black man can now be branded, sold, and resold on minimal skill sets and swagger alone, we likely won't see another bruh dig as deep as Marvin, Miles, Jimi, or Stevie in our lifetime. Bold, depressing, apocalyptic pronouncement, no doubt no doubt, but one made not because that brother isn't out there. His name: D'Angelo, lost his mojo, maybe even his mind, realizing that his pecs were worth more on the open market than his golden, molten throat and... More >>>