Ariana Grande is in purgatory. That's the major takeaway from her endlessly listenable sophomore album, My Everything, which, for all its hits (I count at least two more potential radio cuts after the trio of "Problem," "Break Free," and "Bang Bang") still finds the 21 year old without a firm identi ... More >>
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Following up a hit song, especially a big chart-topping hit, can be one of the best moments in a pop act's career. But it's also one of the most difficult; you could be Katy Perry, scoring five No. 1s in a row, or you could be Daniel Powter, who missed the Hot 100 entirely with the follow-up to "Bad ... More >>
A big man on campus, with a mainstream profile, but the music is another matter
"He told me, 'Donny, don't make music for others, make it for yourself.'"Saturday marks four years since producer David "Disco D" Shayman took his own life in the basement of his parents' house. Disco's D's public legacy is defined by his involvement in the ghetto-tech scene, allegiances with ... More >>
This is part two of our interview with Harlem rapper Donny Goines, commemorating the four-year anniversary of the suicide of friend and cohort Disco D (left), the producer behind beats for 50 Cent, Trick Daddy, Nina Sky, Kevin Federline (!), and others. Here's part one; for more, read our 200 ... More >>
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The frantic rise and fatal fall of hip-hop producer Disco D