Ron Browz

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Jay-Z's "D.O.A" and the Five Auto-Tuned Songs (Among Many) That Prove Him Wrong

    Jay-Z and his arch-nemesis T-Pain, together at Summer Jam last night Released late Friday, Jay-Z's new single, "D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune)," from the now thoroughly-announced The Blueprint 3, is less a Martin Luther-like cry for hip-hop reformation than an awkward slab of concept rap. The concept: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Live: Busta Rhymes and Ron Browz at B.B. King

    Busta Rhymes and Ron Browz B.B. King Blues Club March 10 Star power does funny things to your eyes. Take last night's Busta Rhymes/Ron Browz show at B.B. King, for instance. I mistook Kool Herc for Grey's Anatomy's Dr. Richard Webber--an honest mistake considering that the four elements of hip-ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    On Lil Wayne and Swizz Beatz's "Up In This Club"

    Now that "A Milli" has ceded the city's car stereos and HOT 97s to "Pop Champagne" and "Arab Money," it's possible to notice once again how extensively bonkers and unlikely this track was when it hit--unbelievably tinny keyboard handclaps, a big brute force loop, repeat, like, 1000 times. Whether th ... More >>

  • Music

    November 12, 2008

    Back to the Strip Club With T-Pain

    Another enchanted evening with r&b's Mr. Roboto