| Oct 22, 2014
| 10:27 AM
There will be a new Chance the Rapper full-length in 2014. In a lengthy interview with Billboard Magazine yesterday, the Chicago native revealed a lot of new information with the biggest announcement being that his next project will be out before the...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 12:01 PM
3.5 out of 4 stars
Not that you’d make this mistake, but just to be sure: Jessie Ware is not the same person as Jessie J, though both are British and released new albums within a week of each other. Jessie J is candy...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Is there a campaign to make all Top 40 hits by female artists sound like an endless stroll through Forever 21?
Consider the latest from Becky G, the Mexican American rapper from Inglewood whose mix of Disney-like cuteness, street smarts and lyrics...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 1:52 PM
In one of the most improbable reunions of the last few decades, Prince is back with the label that he claims done him so wrong in the '90s that he was compelled to scrawl the word "slave" on his face. No one does drama like the multi-purpose entertainer...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Less than three months ago, Atlanta outfit Outkast played its first full-length show in a decade at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The set - analyzed by thousands in absentia via live stream - was less than universally praised, with...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Frank Ocean made a bold, career-defining decision ahead of his 2012 debut album. Before "Channel Orange" was released, the R&B singer silenced the growing speculation about his sexual orientation.
In a poignant letter, posted on Tumblr and initially...
| May 9, 2014
| 3:05 PM
From the first, there was the voice, and with it Michael Jackson crafted beauty. The sequins and moonwalk came later.
Even as a tyke he captivated with tonal purity, and in the intervening four decades and 10 studio solo albums that voice was a unifier,...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:53 AM
With spring arrives a fresh blossoming of seasonal metaphors to suggest new birth. A sprouting of unheard music arriving after months of cultivation. Proverbial butterflies crawling out of their cocoons. Bears stretching after deep sleep. In the...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:34 AM
The electronic music scene has been heavily monopolized.
Duos like The Chemical Brothers, Justice and Daft Punk have been emblematic of the electronic genre and have therefore defined its qualities.
Within that established realm, there have been...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 4:02 PM
When “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts posted a Facebook message on Sunday expressing gratitude for all the support she got during her long and much-publicized recovery from a bone marrow transplant, that was hardly news. She&...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Beyonce, "Beyonce" (Columbia)
Though she certainly doesn't need the press, Beyonce's self-titled new album is a daring, and notable, pop album. Through 14 tracks and 17 accompanying music videos, the Houston-raised singer proves that she still rules not...