Everyone is about to release their picks for 2011 and looking back I'd like to say it was a good year for new music, but it really wasn't. There were,...
Music, in general, might be missing its lyrical heroes. Who are our real poets in 2011? With Occupy Wall Street and the recession and the slipping middle class, it seems like the right time for a new icon to emerge. One that speaks more directly to us, without hiding.
I know not every woman is a gold digger. I just wish so many women out there would stop perpetuating the stereotype that most of us are.
Yes, they play "N****s in Paris" three times. Yes, they rap on top of giant, moving risers with LCD side panels. And yes, Kanye wears a leather skirt. But Kanye West and Jay-Z's joint concert is not an act ready made for tweets and text messages.
Left of Black S:2 E:1 w/ Michael Eric Dyson September 12, 2011 Host Mark Anthony Neal, is joined by Georgetown professor and public intellectual Mi...
In the wake of Mr. West's rather lopsided first showing of his womenswear line, DW by Kanye West, at Paris Fashion Week and its rather tumultuous aftereffect, it would perhaps serve the rapper well to understand that a designer's career is not a monologue.
The big mission of the day was Kanye West's show and finding out where it was. Then getting in. I hooked up with a cool fashion blogger after I tipped him off about the private fashion show. He then got the scoop on venue, a lycee or school.
Sunday was a big day in Paris, and not just for Fashion Week. The launch of the Electric Car. A nippier way to get around Paris without polluting the ...
Kanye West, you are a musical and lyrical genius. Kanye, you are a beacon of hope and light in the music industry as well as a man of great style and substance. But this path you have chosen as a burgeoning fashion designer must come to a full-stop.
Despite some rumors flying through the Twitter-verse last week, Radiohead didn't actually play "Occupy Wall Street." That's a shame because there are a few folks on Wall Street for whom "Creep" really ought to be their theme song.
Gone are many of the stuffy venues and classical lines. The traditional couturiers seem to have thrown out the rule book and tried to show off their innovative streak.
From his new book One Day It Will All Make Sense to his reaction to all the bad press around his White House invite, the "influencer" candidly spoke to me about his spin on things.
My father told me not to be a journalist. He told me I'd work long hours, never make any money and experience hopelessness in general. And he was co...
I was riding on a wave of pride -- in the rappers' boldness and the content of their message -- when I came to a disappointing halt in my enjoyment of the track. What started out as valiant social commentary has declined into a drab, somewhat sulky exaltation of "the new black elite."
Classic rookie festival-goer mistake is to leave midway through one band's set to go check out another band that is playing at the same time. Here's my advice on how to solve these conflicts.
Big Sean's uptempo track "Marvin and Chardonnay" has been screaming for a music video to accompany it since Sean's debut solo album Finally Famous first dropped.