Sean Carter

  • Voice Choices

    January 8, 2014


    Sean Carter brings his new LP to Barclays

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    The Top 10 Beyonce Collaborations

    In the sports entertainment universe, wrestler Rob Van Dam is "the whole damn show." In the fictional sphere of David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, ascending to international tennis is "making the show"; in the real world, that's what aspiring baseballers think of as earning a spot on a MLB team. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Counterpoint: Jay-Z Saved Brooklyn

    Sean Carter has always let it be known that he is a ruthless cultural capitalist, a man who's out for success for himself and his own. Now that he's achieved that success, it's worth thinking about what his single-minded pursuit of the American dream means to his native borough, where he just perfor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    News Roundup: Yo La Tengo Record Release Party, Jay-Z, Public Image Ltd

    ​--Yo La Tengo's excellent new Popular Songs comes out today, and by way of celebrating the band and album artist Dario Robleto will be at the D'amelio Terras Gallery tonight, signing copies of the record. There will a giveaways, including a chance to win tickets to the band's surely triumphan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    The Blueprint 3 Springs a Leak

    ​Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 seems to be arriving a little ahead of schedule: the Kanye-featuring/Kanye-produced "Hate," "Thank You" (also produced by Kanye), and "A Star Is Born," featuring J. Cole, have all burst out onto the internet in the last few hours, and there are intimations of more to come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Madison Square Garden Says Hi to Jay-Z

    ​Say what you will about the way Blueprint 3 is shaping up (ahem)--Jay-Z still knows how to hold your attention. And the New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund is a far more admirable comeback vehicle than, say, a Budweiser Select campaign. From Sean Carter himself: "We are a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Where Jay-Z Got His Obama/Rosa Parks Line From

    Paper tracks down the source of Jay-Z's "Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King could walk. Martin Luther King walked so Obama could run. Obama's running so we all can fly" quote, which showed up first on the campaign trail, and then in Jay's "My President" remix, albeit with slightly different words. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008
  • Music

    February 29, 2000