Yes. Mariah No-Middle-Name Carey is getting honored with a hip-hop award. And she deserves it. … More Me and Mariah Go Back Like Babies With Pacifiers
On Friday, I went to the Newseum for a class trip. During my time alone, I made it a point to go to the portion of the museum that is dedicated to the journalism produced during the tragedy. I went to the dark screening room, where the film “Running Towards Danger,” discusses the acts of … More God Bless the USA
Happy Beyoncé Day! On this day in 1981, Mathew and Célestine Knowles birthed a legend. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter. LITERAL creator of Blue, Rumi and Sir. Enemy of yellow light. Thief of Thursday nights. Elusive Twitter User. They didn’t know their pageant girl would break records and set trends. That she’d set a standard in music. Or … More Happy B’Day!
Taylor Alison Swift has decided to go off last night. After scrubbing content from her social media accounts, then coming back to cryptically drop videos of snakes down timelines, Taylor dropped the announcement of her new album Reputation and her new single “Look What You Made Me Do” last week. Almost immediately the speculation that the album’s theme … More Look What You Made Taylor Do
Born in the Marcy Housing Projects in Brooklyn, a drug dealer in the height of the crack epidemic, Jay-Z is one of the most talented people not just in rap, but in music, in business. Jay’s story could’ve gone so many ways, but where did it end up? At the Songwriters Hall of Fame, with … More 4:44 Highlights
Happy 24th Birthday to the best pop girl under 30, Ms. Ariana Grande-Butera. When I was in my older teens, I remember catching a glimpse of Victorious. Like any Dan Schneider production, it was above the standard for teen shows. Even though Victoria Justice played the title character, it was clear her co-stars outperformed her. … More Young Ariana Runs Pop
But the song also hints at what’s wrong with the album: its vision of romance is profoundly unconvincing. Maybe this album is merely a misstep, and maybe Beyoncé has yet to record the brilliant solo album that people expected. Or maybe it’s proof that she isn’t quite as versatile as she seemed. She’s a strong … More 14 Years of Crazy In Love