"In this season, the man of goodwill will wear his heart up his sleeve, not on it." —W.H. Auden "Wu-Tang forever." —Drake There are only so many ways to conceal your backpack past. You can auto-tune your voice to sound like an answering machine or submerge it in a chopped-a ... More >>
By Drew Millard Better Than: Watching Waka Flocka shop for shoes. Gucci Mane came onstage at Irving Plaza last night. GUCCI MANE CAME ONSTAGE. AT IRVING PLAZA. LAST NIGHT. I don't know another way to stress the importance of seeing Gucci Mane come out onstage at this point other than making th ... More >>
A glimpse of the future at Irving Plaza
If 2011 had one takeaway, it was this: It's really, really easy to write a song that's by-the-numbers lousy. Rebecca Black's "Friday," the mushmouthed ode to getting down on the weekends, is a prime example; made on a budget, it nonetheless had enough brain-sticking properties to get inside t ... More >>
Parties you'll remember the next day
Neon Indian gets strange
Friendly Fires give you something to dance to
A rap pariah seeks legitimacy on The DeAndre Way, and nearly gets it
Bernie's boxers. They're a size 40. (via MSNBC)If "weird and creepy," or, "historically intrigued," or, "needing some new underwear" happen to fit you, you should crack open your piggy banks for Saturday's auction of Bernie (and Ruth) Madoff's duds -- not just boxers but art, furniture, glass ... More >>
Why Flockaveli is hard to listen to and even harder to not listen to
Can Jame Franco write, too?
Everyone knows Jersey Shore is trashy, but is that trashiness quantifiable in any realistic way? Apparently so, as the guidos of Jersey Shore are being used -- in such an explicit dirty manner -- as pawns in luxury goods consumerism warfare. How?
His first #1 song is his first Pazz & Jop chart-topper as well. Go Yankees.
It'd be pretty unsportsmanlike for us not to note the emergence of Diplo's long-speculated-about Gucci Mane remix mixtape, given that we ran a whole long thinkpiece pegged to its release back in December. So: actual passion or vacant spin? Street movement "free," or hood cliche "free"? For th ... More >>
Because we just couldn't look at that Boyle record againYes that's right America, you've purchased a whopping 2,465,000 copies of Susan Boyle's I Dreamed A Dream in just four short weeks. How close is that to Taylor Swift, industry darling and seemingly uncontested 2009 sales titan? Pretty cl ... More >>
Not even the 15th worst record this decade. Have a good weekend!In the week our F2K crew quantitatively decided that though Nickleback and Gym Class Heroes are bad, William Hung and Hinder were a whole lot worse, we continued to count down the worst songs of the '00s. That Santana song keepin ... More >>
527,000 copies. She is a commercial juggernaut no one can touch, not least because in all likelihood the vast majority of her fans have no idea how to pirate and/or steal I Dreamed a Dream--the 10th best-selling record of the year and rising fast. If you can find a demographic old enough, thi ... More >>
Gucci Mane's new album, The State vs. Radric Davis is in stores today, but the insanely prolific, remarkably consistent Atlanta rapper has been in jail since November 12th. This is Gucci's second stint in jail for a parole violation this year. Both sentences stem from a 2005 incident in which ... More >>
An ascendant Southern rapper tries out a few impressions
We've seen SkyWatch -- those E-Z-assembly conning towers NYPD erects to get an overview of troubled neighborhoods -- in many parts of Brooklyn, including Dumbo, Prospect Heights, and Gerritsen Beach. They usually go up when and where crime is perceived to be a bigger problem than usual. Today NYC th ... More >>
Javelin, Orba Squara, Headlights, and the Shaky Hands will be in the building. Totally free. With Mr. @1000TimesYes/YIMBY/Christopher R. Weingarten on the ones and twos. Make your requests now. No Gucci, no credit, Chris!
This has been an amazing year for fashion documentaries, with Valentino and The September Issue pulling in scads of fashionistas spending the $12 they really owe on their most recent pair of Gucci loafers. As we dive hat first into the insanity of Fashion Week, do tell me: Are either of thos ... More >>
And so, in a now depressingly familiar industry story, the internet's foremost Gucci Mane proponent (give or take these guys) is being forced to apologize, grovel, and remove said rapper's track from his website. By, it should be said, the exact and precise people in whose interest it is to h ... More >>
We just spent the better part of an hour staring at this picture, promising ourselves we wouldn't post it, a promise we're breaking now. Tony Yayo in a hazmat suit carrying a naked baby. With a feral pig behind him. And carrion birds circling overhead. As a dead body that looks like Jesus with sneak ... More >>
It's gonna be a nude ol' time
The usual heels, but knock off the complaining
Yaeger Travels to the Hamptons. Rides Jitney. Eats Muffin.
The Civilians revive their fan fave Gone Missing
For the man who has everything, Tom Ford's new store offers umbrellas dipped in gold
Art's top venues this season
A Soho gallery turns fashion studio, for one week
Good Riddance, Tom Ford
Thrifting in the West Village
Thrift Shopping in Williamsburg
The Travails and Triumphs of Woodbury Common
Collecting This Season's Coffee-Table Books
High Fashion and Exploitation
Faking It on Canal Street
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Designer Handbags
American Fashion Awards Itself
The Spring 2001 Shows
Heres the Beefcake
Grace Jones appeared in rainbow-colored wings to address us as 'my subjects' while Lee Majors danced wildly with the ballsy puppets.