Better Than: Watching two full days of rock docs.
At the 12th annual EMP Pop Conference at Tisch School of the Arts on Friday afternoon, Princeton professor Alexandra Vazquez was presenting on Superstorm Sandy, remaining structures of colonialism, and Cuban-American salsa singer La Lupe, also k ... More >>
A heartfelt collection of our favorite music stories of the week, as picked by Voice music writers, including a special Valentine's Day meeting between A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown and ... Kathy Griffin, perhaps best known to the two rappers as the old nurse from Eminem's "The Real Slim Shady" video.
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Though Mister Cee stepped up right away, it was always going to be Premier--who, after all, made all this music with Guru in the first place--who got the last word. You will not be surprised to hear how hurt and angry Premier is: from the opening loop of "Betrayal" to his harrowing account of ... More >>
This seems worth reprinting in full. Since the news of Guru's passing broke Tuesday, everyone's had their say, with many focusing on the still-unexplained extreme weirdness of the rapper's purported farewell letter, provided by his more recent collaborator, Solar, and very much open to debate ... More >>
This right here is nuts. Starts off with interview footage of Mclaren recounting his chance meeting Afrika Bambaataa. Gets into the Sex Pistols, "Buffalo Gals," Bow Wow Wow, Yes, the Art of Noise, etc. etc. etc. Yes, Yes. "Owner of a Lonely Heart" just sounds different when Premiere plays it. ... More >>
According to his partner, DJ Premier, and to AllHipHop, who cite sources as saying "Guru is alive and recovering from his surgery. Doctors are expecting a full recovery luckily." It's probably too soon to start talking about silver linings but if you were so inclined, you might hope that the MC's ... More >>
This week is the Voice's Best of NYC issue, our annual opportunity to bestow arbitrary awards like Best Guitar Shredder and Best Gay Theater Fest. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name their favorite local things.
Johnny Beach, the booker for the Bowery Ballroom, has se ... More >>
Ah, Russell. I suppose this is him accepting Bill O'Reilly's invitation to appear on FOX News "in response" to his "blog"--fall out from the Jeezy debacle in January. Or not. Simmons is vigorously pushing his website (currently offering $100,000 for photos of Chris Brown and Rihanna together! Hip- ... More >>