Cee Lo Green

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    August 8, 2013

    Stalley's DJ Quik Produced Honest Cowboy Hits the Internet

    Cameron Giles is not the only rapper who used to get it in Ohio. Stalley, the Blue Collar Gang founder and Maybach Music Group member still puts on for the Double O despite having lived in New York for years now. Well, that's not entirely true. A more accurate way of putting it would be that he sti ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    BOYCOTT! Like Rick Ross, These Product-Endorsing Artists Have Said Vile Things

    Yesterday activists protested Reebok's flagship store to put pressure on the company to cut its ties with rapper Rick Ross, who recently ... well you already know this story. Whether or not the more than 71,000 signatures collected to get Ross fired will work remains to be seen, but Big Corporations ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Ten Music Artsts Who Are Dead Inside

    Last week, acclaimed movie director Dave Grohl told the 15 people who were accidentally watching him fill in as host on Chelsea Lately that Britney Spears "seems dead inside" to him. Disregarding how weird it is to discuss someone's inner-deadness on the Chelsea Handler set without talking about Ch ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    The 25 Best OutKast Songs of All Time

    Here's a hard truth that needs to be told and heard and understood: OutKast aren't getting back together. They just aren't. Stankonia, their last proper release as a bonafide duo, was 13 years ago. Andre is going to be Jimi Hendrix. Big Boi is making music with Phantogram and Wavves. They've moved o ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Britney Spears' New Ad Campaign: What Think You?

    It's the ad for Britney's fantasy twist perfume, which is two scents in one, and that's why we get no fewer than two Britneys in the ad. Can you handle two Britneys? Can you even handle one? What's more, they seem to be popping out of each other's torsos, one of the Britneys being an upside-down ... More >>

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    July 25, 2012
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    February 6, 2012

    Raise Your Hand (Or Your Finger?) If You Didn't Realize M.I.A. Flipped Off The Super Bowl Until You Read 4,035 Breathless Headlines About It

    Well! When I went to bed last night I figured I'd be writing about a couple of aspects of Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show, during which she ran through her catalog with the assistance of Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., Cee Lo Green, LMFAO, a marching band, a choir, and gladiators. There was the whole notion ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Madonna Won't Do a Janet Jackson At The Super Bowl

    David Shankbone/Wikipedia​On February 5, Madonna will be the half-time entertainment at the Super Bowl, doing the impossible by turning a sports game into a Gay Olympics event. Her guest star will supposedly be Cee Lo Green and Madge will probably also be joined by her recording costars Nicki ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Justin Bieber Will Not Be in NYC at the Same Time as Barack Obama This Week

    Last week, many New Yorkers were under the impression that Justin Bieber was scheduled to be here for the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting at the same time that President Obama planned to come to NYC for fundraisers. This would be spell doom for everyone's commute, which is already hard. Good n ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Radio Hits One: Cee Lo Green's First Urban Radio Hit, 16 Years In The Making

    ​One of pop music's biggest Cinderella stories in recent memory has been that of the man born Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, better known to the public as Cee Lo Green, or simply Cee Lo. After debuting as a member of the pioneering Atlanta rap group Goodie Mob in the mid-'90s, the MC/singer spent a ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    Afro-Punk To Throw A CMJ Showcase Starring Death

    ​Last month Hurricane Irene washed away the Afro-Punk Festival, the weekend-long celebration in Commodore Barry Park that was supposed to have headliners like Cee Lo Green and Janelle Monáe and an undercard rounded out by YIMBY alums like Das Racist and Cerebral Ballzy. While there were hopes ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 17, 2011


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    July 19, 2011

    Two Of The Songs On The New Kidz Bop Compilation Originally Had Titles That Couldn't Be Printed In A Family Newspaper

    Clutch the pearls and cue the outrage, or at least the next round of thinkpieces about "raunch pop": The latest edition of Kidz Bop, out today, has on its track list sanitized versions of Cee Lo Green's "Fuck You" and Pink's "Fuckin' Perfect" (they're under the guises of "Forget You" and "Perfect," ... More >>

  • Music

    July 6, 2011

    Lloyd: Expletives Embraced

    He works blue, yet retains his loverman status on King of Hearts

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    June 29, 2011

    The Voice Feels The Pressure Before Its Big Finish

    via Rickey​ Already, The Voice is just about over. Tomorrow, the field of four contestants gets wiped away and we get a winner. This show could've kept going for another three months or so if it followed a less fucked-up elimination schedule, but maybe NBC didn't realize they had an actual hit ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    The Voice: All Of A Sudden, There Are Only Four Contestants Left

    via Rickey​One thing about The Voice that bugs me: Way too many people getting sent home way too quickly. It's hard to develop that much of a connection to the contestants when half of them get axed once a week. So on this results show, people were, once again, just dropping like flies. Would ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    The Voice: The Dominance Of Javier, The Rise Of Vicci

    via RickeyVicci Martinez performs "Dog Days Are Over."​I wish Game of Thrones was still on. It isn't. But hey, The Voice is still on! On last week's show, it seemed pretty obvious which four singers would make it through and which ones wouldn't. On Team Cee Lo, for instance, it was absolutely ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    The Voice: Cee Lo Wigs Out, Adam Levine Gets Inspired By Old VH1 Playlists

    via Rickey​Hey, The Voice! It's still pretty good! And right now, there's pretty much nothing else on TV except for Game of Thrones! On last night's episode, Carson Daly, you'll be happy to learn, moved on from the detestable suit-with-sneakers look he was rocking last week. Unfortunately, he ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    The Voice Keeps The Niceness Quotient High

    via Rickey​After the first of its live shows, some real problems have emerged with The Voice. Similar to the last season of American Idol, none of the celebrity panelists is willing to say anything remotely critical, although that reluctance at least makes more sense here because they're suppo ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    The Voice Battles Over Reality-Show Staples

    The Voice is now a month or so in. It's a massive hit. It's the show NBC's putting on after the Super Bowl. It's out of American Idol's shadow. And it's a week away from becoming a live show and really launching into its season. It has arrived. So someone should really say something about Christina ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    The Voice Battles On

    ​On the same night that American Idol rumbles on to its inevitable conclusion, it's pretty great to switch the channel over an hour later and catch one of these zippy, not-too-serious battle-round episodes of The Voice. This show has its problems, and it's still very early on, but right now it ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Cee Lo Green, Santigold, And Janelle Monáe To Headline Afro-Punk Festival

    ​The seventh annual Afro-Punk Festival will take place at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn at the end of August (the 27th and 28th, to be precise), and the just-announced lineup looks pretty incredible: Cee Lo Green will headline, and the once-again-active Santigold, the always-spellbinding Ja ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    The Voice: Let's Keep The Neon Boxing Ring Lit Up Forever

    ​I'm going to be sad when all the duet battles on The Voice end. I honestly can't tell you how much I love the idea of duet battles. They're such an awesome hook for a reality show like this one, and the show pulls off every goofy thing they do with them. The neon-and-glass boxing ring is tota ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    The Voice Gets Ready To Rummmmbllllleeeeeee

    Lewis Jacobs/NBCMichael Buffer might have sold that a little better, dude. ​ A couple of weeks in, The Voice is already turning out pretty great. The singers, at least thus far, can all actually sing, the coaches all have sharp and productive things to say, and the show's setup provokes more a ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    The Nice-Guy Makeover Of Cee Lo Green's "Fuck You" Is Complete

    Alas, the "ain't that some shit" ad-lib in "Thank You," the Duracell-sponsored, firefighter-honoring remake of Cee Lo Green's gleefully profane "Fuck You," is entirely excised, but at least the quick "I really hate yo ass right now" ad-lib is transformed into a shout-out to his mom. (Awww, just in t ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    The Voice: Blake Shelton Is Unimpressed, Xtina Likes To "Woo"

    ​A week into The Voice, and some problems are starting to materialize. During backstage interviews, Carson Daly doesn't just stand there; he hovers. I can't imagine ever feeling comfortable around that guy. Christina Aguilera's mentoring style, right now, seems to be limited to raising both he ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    "The Voice" Closes Its Eyes And Takes On "American Idol"

    ​So: The Voice. The big challenge. American Idol has been the dominant ratings force in American TV for a full decade now, but none of the other networks has really managed to do much with that show's format, which seems like a relatively easy thing to steal. (Or they haven't made a big singin ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Five More Ways For Cee Lo Green To Re-Record His Big Hit

    ​ Cee Lo Green nearly topped the pop charts with his vulgar hit "Fuck You" thanks to some creative maneuvering; its blithely profane chorus was reworked so it could pass the FCC's muster for radio-airplay and Glee-warbling purposes, and it was dubbed "The Song Otherwise Known As Forget You" w ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Gwyneth's Singing: What's Up With That?

    ​ Gwyneth Paltrow took an abrupt left turn in career emphasis when she made Country Strong and sang on Glee plus three awards shows, doing everything from slinking on a piano and crooning to a feathery Cee Lo Green and the Muppets, to standing upright at the Oscars and doing her best Carrie U ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Top 10 Music Videos Starring Muppets

    Have to love when the crowd erupts as the song kicks into overdrive. You may have seen the LCD Soundsystem "Dance Yrself Clean" Muppets video floating around today (that's it above) and wondered, "Hmm, what other bands have had their songs Muppetized?" First, that's probably not a word. Second, we ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    Here's Video Of Prince Kicking Kim Kardashian Offstage At Madison Square Garden

    Via Kim's Twitter, of course.​Well, this is just stupendous. Prince played his final Madison Square Garden show Monday night, with Cee Lo as an opener and a predictably great set list ("Purple Rain" was the sixth song), but as an overall highlight it's tough to beat pulling Kim Kardashian onst ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Britney Spears, Here Are 11 More Suggestive Songs For You!

    ​Britney Spears has carved a lucrative niche out of singing double-entendre sex songs like "If You Seek Amy" and her latest, "Hold It Against Me." Well, I've come up with yet another 11 surefire leering, nudge-nudge sex hits for the pop tart to open her mouth to, while her tongue wags. She ca ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Week In Review: Confirming Kanye's Inevitable Victory

    ​So we put out Pazz & Jop this week. We're pretty happy with it. As are Kanye West and Cee Lo Green, hopefully. Lots of essays and lists and numbers to absorb there, so spend some time if you haven't yet, and if you have, please enjoy our bonus post-mortem analysis: some context for Kanye's re ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Cee Lo Green and the Year of "Fuck You"

    Summing up 2010 in two little words

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    January 19, 2011

    Pazz & Jop 2010 Is Live. (Spoiler: Kanye Won.)

    ​It will come as no great surprise that Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy reigned supreme in this year's edition of Pazz & Jop, the Voice's 38-year-old critics' poll, this year welcoming 708 voters who emphatically agreed on both the year's best album and the best song (that'd be ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: Kanye, Kanye, Kanye! And Cee Lo, Too, and the Biebs...

    ​Kanye West dominates the 38th Annual Pazz Jop Critics' Poll as albums winner, with 3250 points and 266 mentions for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, while crowd favorite Cee Lo Green snags singles winner with 187 mentions for "Fuck You." But there's tons more in this week's musical retros ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    The Most Overlooked Tracks of 2010: El Debarge Featuring Fabolous, Quadron, Travie McCoy Featuring Cee-Lo

    ​Our look back at all things 2010 continues this week as we highlight some of the year's most overlooked tracks. In this edition: different shades of soul.

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    December 29, 2010

    The Most Overlooked Tracks of 2010: Discodeine Featuring Jarvis Cocker, Mark E., Scissor Sisters

    ​Our look back at all things 2010 continues this week as we highlight some of the year's most overlooked tracks. In this edition: club anthems.

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    December 22, 2010

    Rob Harvilla's Top 10 Singles of 2010

    ​Not every great song this year was released by Katy Perry. From a snarling avant-electro NPR lecture to a haunted-house posse cut to a ludicrously profane viral sensation, here are 10 examples. "Teenage Dream" might still be better than all of these, though. Better get this started before I c ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    The Five Best Songs of 2010

    ​Here they are, according to Keo Nozari, the popular DJ who spent 2010 spinning at Rockit, Club 57, the Fire Island Pines, G Lounge and more, and who releases his new album, "Love Boutique," in early 2011. 1. "DANCING ON MY OWN" by Robyn. Says Nozari, "The underappreciated European sensatio ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    The Top 10 NSFW Music Videos of 2010

    ​ One major downside to 2010: There's a pretty good chance you lost your job. The good news, though, is that the concept of NSFW no longer applies, and so today, while your former co-workers are stuck in their cubicles, bored to death and forced to pass around OK Go's latest YouTube meme, you ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010
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    November 19, 2010

    Week In Review: The Love and the Wizardry

    We are all Jay-Z's children,. Photo by Jori Klein.​In the week we told you why you can't hate Kanye West and love My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy at the same time, we made similarly bold claims about Girl Talk--ten worst moments on that record, right here--and the Beatles, who along with a c ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Live: Nas, Cee Lo, Pete Rock, And Diplo Command An Open Bar Beneath The Manhattan Bridge At Heineken's Behest

    Nas, imploring everyone to Tweet #heineken. Pics by Puja, more below.​Nas/Cee Lo/Pete Rock/Diplo/J Cole Some Random Warehouse Saturday, November 13 Better Than: The same show sponsored by almost anyone else. "How can you not have a good time when this is free?" shouted hip-hop artist Bua as ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Nas, Diplo, Pete Rock, Cee-Lo and More Playing Secret NYC Show For Free

    Nas​The Heineken Inspire Encore show on Saturday, November 13 will feature an all-star lineup including Nas, Diplo, Pete Rock, Cee-Lo, Roxy Cottontail and a special guest. The location is so far secret and will be announced the morning of the event via text message. Best of all, it's free!

  • Music

    November 10, 2010

    The Fearless Cee Lo Green

    Will The Lady Killer and 'Fuck You' finally turn him into a solo superstar?

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    November 10, 2010

    This Week's Voice: Cee Lo, Janka Nabay, Mariah Carey, the Books, and More

    Cee Lo Green: Nice, not gnarly. Photo by Kai Regan.​In this week's Village Voice, Amy Linden asks if The Lady Killer and "Fuck You" will finally turn Cee Lo Green into an actual solo superstar, Jesse Jarnow talks with Sierra Leone superstar Janka Nabay about his relocation to the Brooklyn, Ric ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Cee Lo Is Playing The W New York Next Week; Ticket Packages Are Available For $650

    ​The good news is enigmatic soul machine Cee Lo Green's The Lady Killer, a record the world has avidly awaited since the great "Fuck You" meme of August 2010, is out next week -- you can stream the whole thing via NPR right now, in fact. The great news is he's doing an intimate show at the W N ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008

    Gnarls Barkley at the Highline April 10

    Gnarls Barkley and Santogold are in fact playing the Highline Ballroom next Thursday, April 10. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon. Who else thinks Cee-Lo will show up as Juno and Danger as Paulie? PREVIOUSLY

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