It’s been a while since we’ve heard from powerhouse rapper Remy Ma. After all, for the last six and a half years, she’s been serving time at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for assault. But even the youngest hip-hop heads will recognize the 34-year-old’s smooth lyrical delivery from the 2004 Terror Squad track “Lean Back” with Fat Joe, which earned her a Grammy nod and a place on every “best of hip-hop” list. ... Read More
BY Jamie Bogert
in Music Stuff
on Dec 18, 2014
A Christmas carol to put all other Christmas carols to shame - "White Privilege" written by the team at Lady Parts Justice to the tune of "White Christmas" is the perfect holiday reflection on everything that has been happening in our country during the past few months (and for a solid portion of our entire history).
Set on the streets of Brooklyn, five women of color slowly sway past brownstones singing their revised rendition of the holiday classic, as ... Read More
Check out this new video for Maya Angelou’s track “Pickin’ ‘Em Up,” off the recently released album, Caged Bird Songs. Named after her 1969 autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the album combines Angelou’s vocal performances with rad hip-hop and funk beats. Angelou’s grandson, Colin Johnson, told NPR that he hopes this blend will appeal to younger generations. "One of the things that she speaks to, for me at ... Read More
BY Jamie Bogert
in Music Stuff
on Dec 15, 2014
In 2001, American grunge punk band L7 went on an indefinite hiatus. That hiatus is on its way to a close. That’s right, folks, On December 10th L7 took to their Facebook fan page to announce this:
ATTENTION! A personal message from the band:
Greetings People! We want you to know that the love and support you have shown us here on Facebook this year has taken us all a bit by surprise. What started as a simple band page for us to post some archival photos we ... Read More
Maybe we wish it wasn’t so groundbreaking at this point, but the truth is Hanna Brewer is a badass for doing what she’s doing: playing drums.
The world of performing musicians is still largely made up of men, and though women have been dominating Billboard charts this year, the backlash against the upcoming Women in Music Awards reminds us that female success in the music industry is not yet entirely expected (for example, like this FDRMX article asks, ... Read More
Ah, pizza. The great universal uniter of peoples. No matter if you're a deep dish devotee or a fold-em-in-half thin crust lover, we can all agree that there is nothing wrong with sitting down, or standing up, for a terrific slice of pizza.
You know who else digs pizza? Macaulay Culkin. He of the Home Alone face slap and child-star growing pains is such a fan that he is a member of the comedy rock band The Pizza Underground, and they have finally released a new ... Read More
Golden rollerblades and the Cult of the Duck? Sounds like my fourth grade birthday party.
Perfume Genius (Mike Hadreas) has released a third video from his third album, this year’s critically acclaimed, Too Bright. “Fool” marks his second collaboration, after “Grid,” with director Charlotte Rutherford.
Their latest video has Hadreas in striking white and red lips while rollerblading through town to catch up with some crow-like dancers ... Read More
It’s true. Cara Delevingne really is super human. Where she finds time to be a model, singer, actress, and everyday It Girl.
In fact, Pharrell jut released a new song. What’s that? It features our wonder woman. Cara sings right along side the seasoned artist. Karl Lagerfeld directs the video for the historic design house of Chanel. The video will accompany other collections of art at the 2014/15 Métier d' Art show in Salzburg.
As the ... Read More
Yesterday punk/riot grrrl band Sleater-Kinney hosted a Reddit AMA where they not only answered questions from fans, but also released the new single "Surface Envy" from their new album No Cities to Love (Sub Pop), which is their first album in 10 years! The album comes out January 20.
Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein, and Janet Weiss also came onto The Chris Gethard Show last night as guest panelists to play the made-up, ridiculous game "All Hands on the Bad ... Read More
Fans of ethereal folk songstress Angel Olsen may be shocked to learn that her first musical project was a Christian ska-punk band she fronted in high school. “I just sang and ran around on stage like an idiot,” the 27-year-old St. Louis native says, laughing. “I wrote lyrics that I’d probably slap myself for now.” Soon after, Olsen bought an old Airline acoustic guitar, and it wasn’t long before she added a stint in Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s band ... Read More