MIA – Bad Girls

February 3rd, 2012 | Hip-Hop

  MIA recently released her most marketable single since “Paper Planes.” “Bad Girls,” is even more fitting in her post-Super-Bowl life. I wish she didn’t apologize for giving the middle finger in the half-time show. Has anyone watched TV lately? If “the finger” was the most offensive thing you saw on TV that night, you… Read more

Jay Z & Kanye – Gotta Have It

January 31st, 2012 | Hip-Hop

  Jay Z really shot himself in the foot this month. He released “Gotta Have It” as a single, but then trumped himself by releasing “Glory,” (you know, the song with his new baby daughter, Blue Ivy, on it.) I imagine Kanye is somewhere having some serious first-born jealousy issues…  

Chris Brown – Turn Up the Music

January 25th, 2012 | Pop

  Everyone makes New Years’ resolutions, even celebrities. For example, Chris Brown’s is: No interviews in 2012. This news disappoints me. I need someone to interrogate him abut his speculated relationship with Rihanna. I’m sure that kind of inquisition would lead to an entertaining outburst. In the mean time, I’ll settle for what Chris Brown… Read more

Skrillex ft. Sirah – Kyoto

January 24th, 2012 | EDM

  Skrillex released an EP that sounds decidedly different from his usual beats. (His “usual” is composing soundtracks for chainsaw-murders, I imagine.) Bangarang is upbeat, my personal fave is “Kyoto.” And yes, Bangarang references the colored icing-food from the movie Hook.  

Rihanna ft. Jay Z – Talk That Talk

January 17th, 2012 | Hip-Hop

  If you can’t tell, I’m not drinking the Rihanna Kool-Aid. When she released “We Found Love” I chilled out on my Ri-hatred because that song is awesome. However, she fell out of my good graces the other day when she tattooed “Thug Life” across her knuckles. I mean, really!? How am I possibly expected… Read more