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 >>
The 2011 edition of Da Capo's annual anthology Best Music Writing which this year was guest edited by The New Yorker classical writer and The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross; Daphne Carr has been the series editor since 2006contains 32 essays and is augmented by a a jumbo-sized "Other N ... More >>
This list began as a joke, but the longer I contemplated it, the more depressing its basic concept became. Consider: not only could I easily string together ten of Game's fruitless attempts to force label executives to release The R.E.D. Album, his followup to 2008's LAX; I had to make decisi ... More >>
Anything to keep him off TwitterDon't look now, but 50 Cent is off in his little corner making compelling music again. Actually, you had better look now -- he only does this once a year or so, in between failed commercial projects. (Although here's a secret almost no one knows: His last such ... More >>
Get the MP3 here or here. "I'm shittin' on niggas/And pissin' on the seat," avers Big Boi on the massive, glitzy, delightfully garish (i.e. Scott Storch-produced) new single off the (finally!) imminent Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, hip-hop's most appalling endless-delay hosta ... More >>
"If they say anybody got us on anything, who better than Kanye?"
Right around this time three years ago, the Clipse were on the verge of releasing Hell Hath No Fury, their terminally delayed follow-up to 2002's Lord Willin'. Anger--at their label, Jive, for failing to promote them, and at t ... More >>
Esmee Denters was a goofily pretty Dutch pancake house waitress who, in 2006, began uploading videos of herself singing covers of Beyonce and Alicia Keyes songs to YouTube. In 2007, she posted a clip of herself covering of Justin Timberlake's "What Goes Around" in which, at the end of the video, ... More >>