Now this is a throwback jam: 1997′s “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” was Puffy’s debut single. (I’d like to say he’s come a long way since then, but musically, he pretty much peaked there). Remember how upset people got when Puffy sampled other artists’ music for his raps? These days people get upset… Read more
So, Carly, this is how I see the future: I’m lying on my hologram couch watching reruns of “I Love The Tens” on VH-9. On the screen (which is actually on my contact lens) is a reverse-Benjamin-Button-ed Michael Ian Black making witty remarks about one-hit-wonder Carly Rae Jepsen… and it’s wonderful. So… Read more
Get your LED bras ready, EDC NYC is almost here! And in honor of the electronic dance music festival, 2009′s “Feel It.” Tiesto and Three 6 Mafia’s rave-rap is a little EDM, a little hip-hop, and all party-time.
The-Dream recently released the fifth* single from his upcoming album, IV Play,** due out May 28th. As I’m sure no one assumed, “High Art,” is not about Renoir or Duchamp, but making love and getting high. Mr. Nash feels so strongly about these activities that he repeats the line “I make love to my… Read more
Wow. “Commas” might be the pinnacle of creative expression. These guys, the L.E.P. Bogus Boys, need “commas after commas” – not bands on bands, apparently they’re only dealing electronically with their money. How responsible. The chorus of “Commas” is a lot like the punctuational reaction I had to seeing that Mase was… Read more
This song, with its references to being drunk and disorderly, could either be about a petty crime spree, or falling in love – it’s hard to say. Jason has stated in interviews that the song was inspired by his real-life girlfriend, Jordin Sparks. It’s her best work in years…
Seriously, you two? I said, that’s enough.
Pusha T and Pharrell have come a long way since 2002′s iconic “Grindin,” — the third guy now does readings for non-fiction audiobooks. I made that up, I have no idea what he does. But whenever I hear this track, I’m reminded of high school, making hip-hop mix CDs, and the football team… Read more
This week Mariah released her latest single with Miguel, “Beautiful,” which is pretty catchy, but also pretty short (so you can fit it into your busy day). It has all the touches of a standard Mariah Carey song: occasional creepy giggling, vocals so high-pitched only a dog can hear some of them, and wanton… Read more
This song is phenomenal – it gave me chills the first time I heard it. Jay raps from the point of view of a modern-day Gatsby over an electro-beat. Although the one thing I could do without is the sound clips in the middle of the song. It’s very “never let go, Jack,” if you… Read more