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Lil' Kim spices up the Paradise Theater
In his recent review of R&B singer Miguel's fantastic Art Dealer Chic series of EPs, The A.V. Club's Evan Rytlewski explained the singer's rise in popularity by floating the idea that his 2010 album All I Want Is You contained "arguably the most engaging singles run of any R&B album since Usher's Co ... More >>
A few weeks ago, my colleague Chris Molanphy broke down how "Super Bass," the late-breaking crossover smash from Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday, presented a rare example of a hit album taking months to yield a top 10 single after moving major units out of the gate. But at the time, I was patiently ... More >>
R. Kelly w/Keyshia Cole, Marsha Ambrosius Prudential Center Thursday, June 30 Better than: A 45-minute R. Kelly show. It's probably fitting that R. Kelly is opening his shows with a black-and-white film, starring him, one where he's at first bummed out while dressed to the nines and sitti ... More >>
People have lots of strong opinions about the musical outfit that goes by the name Animal Collective, and expect those comment-section arguments to rage now that the band has taken it upon itself to tour this summer. (Brooklyn Vegan's already lighting up! Can someone get me some hummus?) So f ... More >>
This person has no idea what Motown is. Photo courtesy Michael Becker/ FOX. Since last we spoke, Karen Rodriguez has gone back to MySpaceLand, Steven Tyler's wardrobe has grown impressively more absurd, and Jacob Lusk has bodied the fuck out of Heart's "Alone." I missed the last week of Ameri ... More >>
Fabolous/Nicki Minaj Hammerstein Ballroom November 25, 2010 Better Than: Awkward Post-Dinner Small Talk Because the purpose of the Fabolous and Nicki Minaj's Thanksgiving double-billing was, according to the promotion, to give thanks to two of the most talented rappers in New York City (or perha ... More >>
Why Young Jeezy and his revitalized ilk owe our new president more than he owes them
T-Pain triggers the long-prophesized Rise of the Machines
Alicia Keys is still a few albums away from her masterpiece. She'll get there.
Last night Voice staff writer and ex-Source staffer Chloé A. Hilliard hit the 4th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors at Hammerstein Ballroom. Tracy Morgan hosted; Chris Rock made introductions. Chloé didn't want to include too many spoilers since the event doesn't air until Monday, but confirms that the e ... More >>
Violent but delicate r&b paeans to trifling dudes and the beatdowns they deserve
The joyous clamor of today's youth punches you in the nose
Three young divas make soul waters unscary for middle-aged fans