Madonna, Drake and the apparent tonguing that went on at Coachella dominated my Twitter and Facebook feeds for what seemed like a very long time.
Every year Coachella goers expect a substantial line-up that offers at least a little bit for everybody, and this year was no exception.
As spring blossoms, so does the reach of the art world. In the past few weeks, it has expanded across disciplines, borders and the Internet, with Sotheby's announcing a partnership with the rapper Drake, international art fairs reputedly accounting for 40% of sales in the art market, and Google continues to work on its Art Project.
The power residing in the single is malleable. Perhaps the time has come for musicians and label executives to begin treating singles and albums as two separate entities.
On opening day at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, New York, Katie Holmes and Drake joined Nigel Barker, Catherine Giudici and Langley Fox Hemingway to view Desigual's Fall 2015 collection.
Long gone are the days where women were merely background accessories to rap videos. "Women can handle rap too, we're standing up for women's power."
This week Senator Tom Harkin delivered his farewell address to the U.S. Senate after 40 years of public service and profound leadership on disability issues. His landmark work on the Americans with Disabilities Act dramatically increased opportunities for people with disabilities.
'CitizenFour' is impressive filmmaking. Pointras starts with the problem of telling a story most people already know. She succeeds brilliantly, and if 'CitizenFour' is not awarded the Academy Award for Best Documentary then that award no longer is relevant.
A few hours before another SOLD OUT show -- this time at Terminal 5 on Manhattan's westside, I had a very engaging conversation backstage with half of Rudimental's foursome -- Amir and Piers, who were casually kicking back in their dressing room.
Jay-Z has mastered the art of remaining relevant for 16 years strong and doesn't appear to be letting up anytime soon. While this is a great personal accomplishment for Jay, this is also an amazing accomplishment for hip hop.
In Post-Constitutional America (2001-Present), the government has taken a bloody box cutter to the original copy of the Constitution and thrown the Fourth Amendment in the garbage.
"I don't get caught up in the numbers," Soulja Boy insisted during a recent telephone interview. "I just have fun and put out music. That's what got me in the position I'm in now."
Eric and Tobe spend most of their efforts with urban, underprivileged demographics. The pair have seen behavioral trends and have stepped up to the challenge in reaching them.
Repetition, whether functioning as feedback loop or contextualization (often both), is an integral motif in Because the Internet. Set against the album's most forcefully earnest and reassuring song, we find a confluence of paradoxes: nostalgia dovetails with cynicism.
Warren G has seen plenty of changes in the music industry -- especially as relates to rap and hip hop. While much of this evolution is unquestionably positive, the rapper says not all has been for the better.
Despite its fading glory, I still worry that we're on the verge of permanently being remembered as the YOLO Generation -- a generation whose baffling and repellent vocal majority has decided we'd rather stand for youthful arrogance than stand for nothing at all.