Miles Marshall Lewis
7 days ago | Rap
When it comes to hiphop guilty pleasures, there's Aubrey Drake Graham and then there's everyone else. More Life — his latest full-length, self-described as a playlist rather than an album or mixtape — is more manna for the masses of millions out t...
2 months ago | Film and TV
In the words of city poet Carrie Bradshaw, "In New York, you're always looking for a job, a boyfriend, or an apartment." BET's Being Mary Jane (with Gabrielle Union in the titular role) has juggled that holy trinity of pursuits since its summertim...
3 months ago | Music Reviews
Quiet as kept, 2016's angel of death claimed one last casualty in December before finally getting the fuck on. For millennials raised on lyrically dense late-Nineties hiphop classics like Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star and Mos Def's seismi...
7 years ago
If Gorillaz ever took themselves completely seriously, would it spell doom for their infectious virtual-band whimsy, or make for some iconic, classic postmodernism? Originally just a playful side project for Blur frontman Damon Albarn, the animate...
8 years ago
If only we could just talk about "Womanizer." Britney Spears started jacking European electroclash somewhere around 2003's "Toxic," but she's never made a truer distillation of synthy folktronica than this four-minute slice of pure guilty pleasure...
9 years ago
If the omnipresent "grown and sexy" moniker applies to anybody, it's Labelle. Nona Hendryx, Sarah Dash, and Patti Labelle have an average age of 63, but they maybe just pulled off the first great r&b/rock/adult-contemporary hybrid with Back to Now...