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This past December, I saw Prince for the first time at Madison Square Garden. For those of us used to seeing indie rock shows in a half-filled dive bar, there is certainly something eerily futuristic/Matrix-y about a concert in a vast, jam-packed arena complete with video screens, nausea-inducing bleachers, 20,000 seats, and nine dollar domestic beers. A smallish sized city of people had assembled and paid at least ninety dollars to see the man- just one of many sold-out shows- which must be some kind of ego trip. Read More
Grammy Award Winning and legendary hip-hop icons Salt-N-Pepa are kicking off a 20-city Legends of Hip-Hop Tour! As the first ever female rap crew, Salt-N-Pepa, broke barriers and opened doors wide open that were once closed to women in hip-hop. They gave women a voice in a male dominated industry and transformed the way the music world saw women forever. With the hit songs "Push It," "Shoop", and "Whatta Man," Salt-N-Pepa would defy everyone's expectations and catapult hip-hop to new levels. Read More
  As Nicki Minaj takes over Hip-Hop, her predecessor Lil’ Kim has been none too thrilled with the news. For the past few years the two rap divas have been trading words in music and the media. However, recently, the war reached its tipping point. The controversy between the two originated as early as 2007-2008, when Nicki’s debut mixtapes Playtime Is Over (2007) and Sucka Free (2008) had promo pics attached of a squatting Nicki in a pose resembling Lil’ Kim’s album art from her debut, ‘96’s Hard Core. Read More
Just when you thought hipsters could not live any more "alternative," they went and decided to have their own cruise. Read More
Between covering Cee Lo Green on Glee in November and starring as a fallen country music star in the much-anticipated Country Strong, Gwyneth Paltrow has certainly been showcasing her musical ability as of late.   It is especially delightful to watch the refined actress in one of her more humorous musical explots…in teaming up with Jimmy Fallon to bring us Shazzazz, a fictional R&B duo. The pair first unveiled their efforts on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last Spring, and had a triumphant return just last night. Read More