I'd follow his lead
By Danielle Cheesman Mar 4, 2013 12:43PM
It's been awhile since we've heard a "Day N' Nite"-like classic from Kid Cudi. Sure, he was -- aside from Rihanna -- the only other prominently featured artist on Kanye West's "All of the Lights" (despite there supposedly being nine other obscured guest vocals), but that was two years ago. Tracks from "WZRD" -- his failed album attempt at rock music -- barely made it into radio rotation. And lead single "Just What Iam" (from his upcoming album "Indicud") hasn't gotten much play either. But Cudi refuses to be deterred. And that's kinda what we like about him.
...and it only took two years.
By kathy iandoli Feb 27, 2013 10:18PM
Two years ago, Tyler, the Creator made his television debut on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. He performed "Sandwitches" with Hodgy Beats - starting with ski masks on their faces, eventually ripping them off to jump around a smoke-filled stage. It was shocking, in that sort of old school "Horrorcore" era of Rap. Tyler was jumping on couches, scaring Fallon's other guests. The girl from the ring was even there. The Odd Future frontman even jumped on Fallon's back at the end for a piggyback ride. It was youthful, scary, and full of life. Two years later, Tyler returns to Late Night with some minor modifications.
In order of importance
By Danielle Cheesman Feb 25, 2013 11:55AM
Sick of Kendrick Lamar yet? Didn't think so. Here's your daily fix.
Ne-Yo's newest protege is promising
By Danielle Cheesman Feb 20, 2013 8:43PM
Glitter and gold became more than just a phrase last night (Feb. 19) when singer RaVaughn — Columbia Records & Compound Entertainment's rising star, and Ne-Yo's newest protege (who he recently dubbed the "voice of women") — took the stage at New York's The Darby decked in just that. A shimmery sweater, painted pants, and no less than four bangles on each arm and two chains around her neck helped catch the audience's attention, but it was her voice that held it.
Per Tupac's mother, it is his estate's 'responsibility' to deliver music to fans.
By kathy iandoli Feb 19, 2013 2:39PM
The late Tupac Shakur is one artist whose posthumous catalog has spanned the 16+ years since he passed away on September 13, 1996. Per his mother, Afeni Shakur, there is more music to come. Billboard reports that the late rapper has now joined the ranks of other legendary artists like Janis Joplin, The Doors, and Otis Redding whose estates are handled by Jampol Artist Management.
That's a bit dramatic, but you get the point
By Danielle Cheesman Feb 18, 2013 9:37AM
We hope your Valentine's Day was satisfactory because if you were hoping for Usher to come through your door and sweep you off your feet (like most), keep dreaming -- and even if you thought he'd, at the very least, deliver another "expectation-defying," "jaw-dropping," Grammy Award-winning single that made nearly every "best of" list (much like he did last year with "Climax" to mark the lover's holiday), you can -- again -- keep dreaming.
The soulful icon shows her highs and her lows for the cameras.
By kathy iandoli Feb 13, 2013 4:11PM
Beyonce Knowles-Carter has lived behind a veil since her career started as front woman of Destiny's Child many moons ago. It's a veil that has protected her in many ways - offering little critiques from the media outside of stories they've concocted, coupled with providing this enigmatic charm that's a total contrast to the soul-baring music she offers. In her new HBO documentary titled Life Is But a Dream, the veil is lifted. We're meeting Beyonce again...for the very first time.
We watched; why didn't you?!
By Danielle Cheesman Feb 11, 2013 3:48PM
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards kicked off and closed Sunday night with some major moments in between, both good and bad, that you may have missed with a trip to the bathroom, or even the blink of an eye.
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