Something weird is going on in rap music; older rappers are as lost as Mitt Romney in a Dollar Tree. In a game dominated by the young, there doesn't seem to be much place for men of a certain age talking about clubs, bottles of alcohol and selling drugs, and the resulting soul-searching has yielded ... More >>
Today Amnesty International releases Chimes Of Freedom, a really, really huge compilation of bob Dylan covers by artists both canonized and obscure. Trying to analyze such a huge undertaking can only be done in one way: Mathematically. Amount of music in this collection: 73 songs on four CD ... More >>
Think of the orange car as a clue. The resurrected NBA season kicks off (thankfully, finally) on Sunday. To celebrate, we've paired each team with a notable album from the past year; the list, with tweet-sized justifications, is below. (NB, although the NBA-savvy of you might have already fig ... More >>
Will The Lady Killer and 'Fuck You' finally turn him into a solo superstar?
There's still babies to be made, people
T-Pain triggers the long-prophesized Rise of the Machines
In the ghetto, vulnerability is the boldest possible emotion.
Hey Mr. Sax Man, you're the hidden king of rock and roll, or whatever it is
Our No. 1 Mason-Dixon soul man of the moment likes big women, babies, and neckbones
Three young divas make soul waters unscary for middle-aged fans
Light-skinned acts ride hip-hops changing tide with dark-skinned Svengalis
The supernatural love child of Chaka Khan and Al Jarreau
Edifying while crunkifying, Dirty South classic roughneck redeemer smacks chakras
Kvelling over damn near a dozen meanings of life, their average length close to an hour
Sex Drive Outpaces Death Drive as the Biz Goes Down the Toilet
Hip-Hop, R&B, Dancehall, Crunk, Grime, er, Music by Black People