Kenneth Gamble and Leon A. Huff helped shape the sound of soul in the '70s with their work as a songwriting duo, who also had their own label, Philadelphia International Records. Their relevance continues today, thanks in part to their music constantly being sampled by everyone from Meg Thee Stallion to Drake.

Janet Jackson's song "Making Love In The Rain" was sampled by H.E.R. for "Damage." Other popular samples used in 2020 include Ginuwine's "Differences" for Pop Smoke's "What You Know Bout Love" and Jazmine Sullivan's "Circles" for Megan Thee Stallion's song of the same name.

On this day in 1994, Mary J. Blige released her sophomore album My Life, which went on to go triple platinum and cement the singer's position as the Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul.


On Saturday, the world stopped. Almost a week since its HBO premiere, 'Lemonade,' Beyonce’s second visual album since her self-titled 2013 opus, remains on everyone’s tongues.

Cut the check. Wondaland artist Jidenna just dropped his “Classic Man (Remix)” video with Kendrick Lamar, but he’s also dropping coins for Iggy Azalea. If you haven’t noticed, Jidenna’s Billboard smash has a similar beat to Iggy Azalea’s 2014 hit “Fancy,” which features UK singer/songwriter Charli XCX. Despite “Fancy” being a rip off a DJ Mustard beat, Iggy’s […]

Blues lost a legend this week. With less than 24 hours until HBO premieres their Bessie “Empress of Blues” Smith biopic, the music industry is devastated to learn that one of the greatest blues musicians of all time, B.B. King, died at the fruitful age of 89 yesterday. Over the course of his career, B.B. […]