It seems there was a certain inevitability that doomed James Ambrose Johnson Jr., AKA Rick James, from the start. Despite his phenomenal success in the late '70s and early '80s, including no fewer than four number-one hits on the R&B charts (among them, "Super Freak," "Mary Jane," and "You an ... More >>
A bizarre, disputed, cocaine-fueled mania is killing Floridians, especially when they're jolted with a Taser.
Pop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The following ten singl ... More >>
Photo by Eddie RosenstockQ-Tip with The Cool KidsWednesday, November 26, 2008Revolution, Fort LauderdaleBetter Than: Watching Q-Tip live on Letterman.The Review: Rap shows normally feature an MC accompanied by a tour DJ and a laptop, but when an artist such as Q-Tip brings a tight band with him ons ... More >>
An erstwhile hobby spells success for this Parisian duo
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It's the Motherfucking Remix Vol. 2.2 (Turntable Lab)
Hip-hop, clowns, and war dances meet on the street in Rize
The Hard Way (TVT)
Like so many before it, Hashbrown leaves the sunshine for a New York state of mind
So Stylistic (Tommy Boy)
Are You Passionate? (Reprise)
Block. Screen. Fun. Sun!