Bad 25: Ne-Yo, Melanie Fiona, Swizz Beatz
Wednesday, August 29
Better than: an easy hair-burning joke.
"You just don't do a Michael songyou try and do the best you can." So said Ne-Yo, dabbing at his forehead, having sweated through his "Smooth Criminal" costume. On screens behi ... More >>
Angie Martinez's Backyard BBQ
The Garden At Studio Square
Saturday, August 18
Better than: Getting lost coming home from Queens.
CBS sitcoms, Tom Wolfe and Republicans alike have all painted New York City as a noisy, grimy nightmare, a melting pot of sex and kvetching, guns and soupy hot dogs, wh ... More >>
Last night at recently reopened Greenhouse, Lil Wayne the rapper welcomed Lil Wayne the skater to the world via the premiere of DeWeezy. Maybe it's because he started rapping professionally at an age when most kids where still learning their multiplication tables, but Wayne has always seemed to have ... More >>
Last night at the 40/40 Club, during the listening session for 2 Chainz's debut Based On A T.R.U. Story (Def Jam), it became apparent that the Atlanta MC grew up watching What's Happening?he kept insisting that he could feel someone recording his album in the crowd a la Rerun's run-in with th ... More >>
RomanceLet's just say multiple members of the Voice critical braintrust are generating possibly dozens of hundreds of words about Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday even as you read this, and leave it at that -- we are excited, is all. Nicki herself, meanwhile, is ubiquitous. Her "If I'm Lucky I'll Fi ... More >>
Here's how fast things move these days: Kanye West premiered his new No I.D/Lex Luger-produced single, "See Me Now," on Angie Martinez's HOT 97 show about ten minutes ago. Beyoncé, who sings the hook along with Charlie Wilson, finished recording her vocals, according to 'Ye, at about 5 a.m. ... More >>
As Hot97 radio personality Angie Martinez said, in her clear-eyes-full-hearts-can't-lose pre-concert pep talk: "I was gonna go home and get changed, but then I thought, why? This is New York, baby! This is us! This is New York hip-hop. I got my black-hoodie!" She had a point. Nobody wants to break ... More >>