As predicted — and, as usual — this wasn’t easy.Hear the Best of June
Tag Archives: R&B
The Black Lives Matter movement has inspired artists all over the country and world to use their platforms to speak out on the systematic injustice and inequality in our society. That includes art coming straight from the heart of Music City.Watch ‘Chosen Ones’
Goodnite Robicheaux joins us on Facebook this Thursday, June 18 at 5 p.m. CT for a special live stream in celebration of their new EP, The Green Line. So, it’s only fitting that we give you a listen to the record before we go live!Hear ‘The Green Line’
We hope you’re doing well. We also hope that, through the unsettling situations around us in the world, that you are able to find some time to decompress.
We want to help you with that, which is why we’re here to offer you a fresh batch of music with this week’s UMC20 playlist. Once again, we’ve tried to represent as many genres as humanly possible over the course of 20 songs, and we hope you enjoy what we have for you this week.
We also invite you to turn us on to new music that isn’t yet on our radar. You can do that right over here, while you listen through what we have below!Listen to UMC20
Cover art: Alec Hudson
“Guess I fell on deaf ears— nobody hears me. Y’all see me cryin’-STNFXCE, “Solow”
And y’all fear me, cuz when you ever seen a black man cry?
Unless he’s begging for his life, he can’t get teary eyed.”
STNFXCE (pronounced Stoneface) is a genre-melding contemporary soul artist from the South Side of Chicago. Despite his name and stoic-by-choice stage presence, his debut EP, STX//stns, is an exercise in vulnerability; one intended to challenge society’s stifling expectations of hypermasculinity among young black men.Listen Now
Cover art by Street Smart Studios
By this point in 2020, you might be clamoring for a beach getaway.
Well, we can’t help you with that. But, for a few minutes, we can at least make you feel like you’re at the beach!Hear Friday’s Daily Spinn
Our goal with this week’s UMC20 playlist — and really, any UMC20 playlist — is to present music from artists of all genres and perspectives. The common thread is that we, as human beings, are all unified in our creative passions, storytelling abilities, and collective drive to have a lasting, positive impact on the world around us.
In these turbulent times, we feel it is important to continue providing that platform. Beyond that, we are committed to finding ways to help create a stronger society; one that respects and celebrates the differences of its members. We welcome your input on how we can use our platform to achieve that goal, now and in the future.
We love you, and we look forward to those conversations. For now, we offer you this week’s playlist.Listen to UMC20
To me, Tafari Anthony embodies so much of what I respect in an artist. He has always stuck to a consistent path of creation and self-reflection, striding boldly and bravely upon it.Hear the Single
All of you musicians out there are helping us hold up our end of the Keep the Music Playing bargain.Listen to UMC20
We’re mixing it up this time around at The Quinn Spinn, spreading the love for our latest guest throughout the week.
With that, yesterday was New Episode Release Day (N.E.R.D.) featuring Emma Ohm. So, let’s follow suit today with a Daily Spinn featuring our most recent guest.Hear Tuesday’s Daily Spinn