Res had it pretty good, for a while.
A little more than a decade ago, when the music industry was still flush with cash and power, the Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter (whose given name is Shareese Ballard; her stage name is pronounced "Reese") had a sweet deal with MCA Records. She had a crash ... More >>
Method Man yesterday, Raekwon today. Definitely the best "Brooklyn Go Hard" remix so far: "Sellin' nose candy, blackberry brandy, turtlenecks, 40 belows/Flow dandy," Raekwon doing his signature free associative thing alongside some credibly-fake Santogold imitator, and everybody's repping for Stat ... More >>
Rapper-robbing: a time-honored tradition. And rap "hipsters" are easy targets: Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Asher Roth, Kid Sister? Alright...This from a rapper whose official bio reads:
A deal from Beanie's label State Property was on the table when fate would intervene yet again. Big City's affiliatio ... More >>
Stacey AndersonPatricia Field is just that into you
Yesterday was day four of Fashion Week and also President's Day (pour a Veuve Clicquot on the curb for McKinley!), and your correspondents were happily back in our own turf: downtown. The Bryant Park tents in Midtown are glamorous, sure, with thei ... More >>
Sound of the City roots for the home team and so does Impose Magazine's Jeremy Krinsley.
Psychic Ills will not rouse a large enough massive to encourage a large scale war of words, but there's a small, pitched battle drawn between those who are underwhelmed by their slow-boiling new collection on ... More >>
End-of-year charts, summings-up and memorials are blog fuel; a chance to collect and bundle all the pebbles of in-out daily-posted wisdom into weightier, wiser statements. I'm surprised, then, that apart from a touching Idolator report in early December, the July death of Khia 'K-Swift' Edgerton h ... More >>