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  • 5 years ago

    Mavis Staples digs her some younger men, but she'd rather lead them to the studio than the bedroom. "I think it really makes for a good record when you get a young head and an old person together," says the Staple Singers veteran (and self-describ...

  • 5 years ago

    Cee Lo Green is a storefront preacher who moonlights as a mack daddy, or maybe it's the other way around. His upper range is all passion, but when he reaches down low, there's this sharp bite that, at its best, can deliver you some Otis Redding, a...

  • 6 years ago

    Things could be a lot worse for Shakira, seeing as she's a smoking-hot, sweet-natured, crazy-successful, one-woman foreign-exchange program whose international fanbase includes fellow Colombian Gabriel García Márquez. It ain't such a...

  • 6 years ago

    What is it about hip-hop that, inevitably, almost any conversation revolves around dates—around how far back in the day you can claim to go? Is there a culture as proudly obsessed with its past that still publicly and adamantly refuses to ge...

  • 6 years ago

    We all know the dish. We all laughed at the jokes. We all gawked as she announced she made too much money to smoke crack. We all watched as America's mega-platinum sweetheart with the perfect (too perfect, critics carped) voice and drop-dead looks...

  • 7 years ago

    Since his 2006 debut, Ne-Yo's proven to be more Gene Kelly than R. Kelly—someone less concerned with sexed-up swagger than polished showmanship and substance. Much like John Legend (who is pegged as soft for some of the same reasons), his st...