J. Holiday

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    The Ultimate List of Free Summer Concerts in NYC, 2014

    Get ready to plug this in your bookmarks, iCals, sticky notes, and religious shrines, because the ultimate guide to free summer concerts 2014 in New York City is here! Seriously, scroll down and don't be stingy -- share with your friends. Concerts aren't fun without friends. We'll be updating this p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    The-Dream Revisits His Own Legacy On 1977

    ​ On Monday at midnight, The-Dream defied the wishes of his label Def Jam and posted a free, 11-track album at the website of his own label (and Def Jam imprint) Radio Killa Records. However, he had already made his defense mechanism available two days earlier, when he—seemingly out of t ... More >>

  • Music

    June 29, 2010

    The Brilliant Stupidity of The-Dream

    Love King continues the r&b lothario's streak of making terrible ideas sound like genius

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Is Wale A Homophobe?

    Wale and the world's most famous lesbian, together​D.C. rapper Wale has awkwardly extricated himself from a scheduled appearance at a Memorial Day DC Black Pride event, part of a weekend described by Washington's Metro Weekly as a "gay pride day festival" for black gay, lesbian, bi, and trans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    New The-Dream Single: "Love King," Which Is Alright

    ​Critics in our most recent Pazz & Jop poll were more enthusiastic about The-Dream's Love vs. Money than any of the other thousand odd LPs that made the 2009 list; the record received the most points per ballot by a wide margin, though a vast contingent of indie voters cosigned the LP to a und ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2010

    The-Dream Syndicate

    Lovers of r&b already love him. Time to wake up everyone else.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Week in Review: A Couple of Guys Who Look Like T-Mobile Salesmen, Krumping

    In the week Will Oldham said getting cum out of a 13-year-old boy was "easy as hell," we watched Michael Steele throw the final bon mot into the bonfire of his own political career. Revlon somehow had the nerve to ask if Rihanna was an "appropriate spokesperson" for Covergirl, which, congratulations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Live, Briefly: J. Holiday at J&R

    Morrissey looks on with disdain. J. Holiday Downtown J&R In-Store Tuesday, March 10 If J. Holiday doesn't play "Bed," I'm throwing a Roy Orbison box-set at his head. The lithe boudoir-jam r&b singer was blessed in 2007 with the best song The-Dream will ever be associated with, and the rest is, u ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2009

    The-Dream's Logic

    How his pop megahits are like iPhones, or maybe like swinging belts

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008
  • Unknown

    January 15, 2008

    Immigrant Songs

    How Rihanna and M.I.A. delivered the most profound political statements of 2007

  • Music

    November 13, 2007

    Project Runway

    Three r&b lovermen try on different outfits, literally, metaphorically, and sexually