Jaelani Turner-Williams is a culture writer from Columbus, Ohio. With a concentration on social issues, literature, feminism, visual art and music criticism, Jaelani has written for Remezcla, NYLON, MTV News and more. Follow her on Twitter: @hernameisjae.

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Dan Charnas gets to the rhythm and soul of J Dilla's transient life

Book review: Dan Charnas demystifies how the producer J Dilla, who died in 2006 at 32, redefined Detroit's sound, crafting an intergenerational influence on hip-hop.

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Stephanie Phillips documents the evolution of Solange Knowles

Book review: With Why Solange Matters, London-based Stephanie Phillips (music journalist and frontwoman of the punk trio Big Joanie) gives voice to all the listeners, journalists and fellow creatives whose art owes its change to Solange Knowles.