BY BUST Magazine
on Jan 09, 2015
Even though it came out six years ago, the song “American Boy” is still Estelle’s claim to fame. The peppy collaboration with Kanye West earned her a Grammy, but her later singles never quite stuck. Her fourth album, True Romance (out November 4), should change all that. It’s sultry R&B at its finest, inspired by the ambiguous, confusing period in a relationship that Estelle (last name Swaray) describes as that moment “between ... Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Oct 01, 2014
College Humor needs to stop downplaying the greatness that is this music video! The new black and white short video titled, "Sexually Enlightened R&B Song," can and should be covered by John Legend in the near future (seriously John, this is me asking you to cover this song, please, please, please!). The song is performed by Phil Jackson, who says he will do his lady (played by Briana King) “socio-politically” right. Right on!
The ... Read More
I write this article from a loving place. John Legend is my mom’s favorite artist, and I’ve been conditioned to enjoy his smooth R&B style. I’m not a diehard fan, but I definitely agree that he and his music are cool.
However, liking a celebrity doesn’t mean it’s my job to defend problematic behavior. Personally, I think it means the opposite. Since I respect this person, I want them to do better. ... Read More
BY Teresa Lu
on May 02, 2013
Earlier this year, we talked about why the Left Eye is the shit: she advocated safe sex, she burned down her abusive boyfriend’s house, and she did charity work with children in underdeveloped communities.
Long live the '90s.
That’s why we’re psyched that VH1’s Mixtape Festival will be presenting TLC on stage as a trio once again. We hear that Left Eye will be appearing on stage - as a digital projection made of archival footage. ... Read More
BY Intern Candice
on Aug 19, 2011
It's Friday! Gotta get down…OK, well we all know what comes before Friday, and guess what? If that day didn't excite you before, it will now. Or at least this new mixtape from the Weeknd will. It's called "Thursday" and it's just as smooth and sexy as it's predecessor "House of Balloons", if not more so. Download it today. It's ... Read More
on Aug 02, 2011
I’ve got big love for this sisters-brother trio from London. I especially dig the downtempo ska vibe of this first single from their upcoming new album, Smoking in Heaven. Kinda makes me wanna skank, real slow like. Plus these ladies have a wicked fierce look: serious eyeliner, pompadours, and vintage galore. They even recorded their record entirely the old-fashioned way, using ribbon microphones and analogue tape. That’s dedication.
You need to ... Read More