Tinashe (feat. SchoolBoy Q): 2 On

Pusha T's "Lunch Money," the music from "Transparent," Japan's love for Soul Train and more in the music we tweeted this week

After listening to LA-based singer-songwriter Henry Wolfe‘s recently released EP Encino, which features two original tracks and two covers (Arthur Russell and Harry Nilsson), you might be surprised to hear his current guilty pleasure song is the club grinder “2 On” by alternative R&B artist Tinashe. “It was like a Top 40 jam this summer. I’m a little behind the times, so this has been …

Music from “Transparent”

Pusha T's "Lunch Money," the music from "Transparent," Japan's love for Soul Train and more in the music we tweeted this week

November 20th marked Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which honors those who have lost their lives because of anti-transgender prejudice. (Reportedly, a person is killed somewhere in the world every two days for expressing gender nonconformity.) It’s difficult to understand the irrational hatred people harbor, and hopefully (among other ever-evolving cultural signposts) shows like Amazon’s “Transparent” help to destigmatize and educate about the trans community. …

The Three Degrees: 天使の囁き (When Will I See You Again)

Pusha T's "Lunch Money," the music from "Transparent," Japan's love for Soul Train and more in the music we tweeted this week

This week Japanese hip-hop scholar Dexter Thomas penned a second installment of his look into Japan’s connection to Soul Train, highlighting the band Yellow Magic Orchestra—the only Japanese band to ever perform on the show, and an Afrika Bambaataa favorite. As insightful as Thomas’ look at the gentlemen is, we had a look at his first installment, which focused on Soul Train theme song singers …