BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Oct 29, 2014
“Have you ever been to Paris? Neither have I. Neither have I.”
Those are still the lyrics to Lizzo’s LIZZOBANGERS track, “Paris,” but they are not longer true for the rapper, whose debut album was named #1 Album of 2013 by us here at BUST.
With roots in Houston and Detroit, but now based in the Twin Cities, Lizzo told Jay-Z’s Life+Times that when she wrote the song, she had never in fact been to Paris. Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on May 29, 2014
Nicki Minaj’s brand new single, “Pills N Potions,” dropped recently, and it appears that the hip-hop goddess is doing better than ever. The song's off her upcoming album, The Pink Print, and signals what might be a rather drastic transformation for an artist who has been known to rock more hair colors than you'd find in a box of Crayola crayons. She's definitely heading in a different direction, musically and personal-style-wise, than what we've seen from her before–and I, for one, am thrilled. Read More
The self-taught photographer Danny Evans is fascinated by the ways in which celebrities are photoshopped and airbrushed onto billboards and magazine covers. In an attempt to subvert the image of the affluent, picture perfect star, he photoshops images of celebrities, reimagining them the average American citizen. In his words, his “make-unders” reveal “what’s left after Hollywood has been scrubbed off,” positioning pop culture icons within an almost stereotypical suburban landscapes, with outdated hairdos and all. Read More
BY Alanna Vagianos
on Sep 18, 2013
I’ve never been an avid reader of the magazine Cosmopolitan (except that time I gained 15 pounds while I was abroad and the “Lose 10 lbs. in 10 Hours” headlines sucked me in – it doesn’t work by the way). My roommate however, happens to love Cosmo and reads it religiously. One day after work, while I was taking a short break from my very intense love affair with Netflix, I picked up a recent copy of Cosmo. Read More
BY Katharine Ernst
on Jul 11, 2013
Worlds collide! Jay-Z's latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, is a hat tip to the contemporary art scene. As if being married to the Queen art historian herself wasn't enough, Mr. Carter is releasing six pieces of his own art to accompany his record. The video for his new song “Picasso Baby” seems to be the first.
For the vid, Jay stared into the eyes of famed performance artist Marina Abramovic in Chelsea's Pace Gallery while dancing and rapping about his artful life. Read More
BY Lindsey Gentile
on Jan 28, 2013
During an intimate performance at the Sundance Film Festival last week, Courtney Love covered Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” and introduced it by saying, “This either sucks or it's genius, I don't know." That’s our girl! Courtney has never been afraid to take a risk and it’s one of the things we love most about her.
While we know Courtney has gone through periods where she has indeed had 99 problems, nowadays Courtney is doing just fine. Look out for her new single, “This is War” which comes out February 7th. Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Sep 11, 2012
Jay-Z, Will Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith have joined forces to produce Free Angela & All Political Prisoners, a documentary premiering at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. The film marks the 40th anniversary of the acquittal of Angela Davis, the revered African American activist, writer and educator who faced criminal charges in the 1970s, at a heated moment in civil-rights history. Read More
BY Intern Christina
on May 24, 2012
Okay, don't panic yet. Will and Jada are not ditching their multi-talented daughter Willow. Quite the opposite, actually. We all know Willow can whip her hair, sing, and rock a mean outfit, and now we're about to find out if she can act. Her own personal Daddy Warbucks, Will Smith, is producing the new movie version of Annie, and she's cast as the lead role.
Panicking now? I mean, Annie is a classic and needs to be done right. Hopefully we can have faith in the Smith clan to take on the challenge. Read More
BY Intern Kerishma
on Mar 21, 2012
There are countless poster girls for reading and literature, but so few of them know how to spit dope rhymes. La Shea Delaney and Annabelle Quezada (aka the B*tches in Bookshops) set out to change all that.
Parodying Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “N*ggas in Paris,” these literary ladies spin verses about reading on the subway, buying print books instead of digital (best lyric: “You use a Kindle? I carry spines/Supporting bookshops like a bra, Calvin Klein”), and the eternal quest for a man who can keep up (with his reading, that is). Read More
BY Intern Jessica W.
on Apr 15, 2011
Jay-z's new blog is LEGIT. The aesthetically pleasing front page makes it's content easy to browse. The photographs are pristine, the articles are attention grabbing and interesting and the candid interview with Gwyneth Paltrow where she reveals her secret love of gangster rap is totally adorable. "I went to LA the summer between my junior and senior year of high school and i discovered N.W.A which became my obsession." Personally, one of the highlights of the site was the Santigold and Karen O collaboration. Read More