In time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day last month, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def and not to be confused with the ever beloved Beyonce hereafte...
Beyond the awards, this is about the art -- about putting something beautiful in the world. That is what I savored from under "All of the Lights" of the Grammys tonight.
Though I flirted with selecting one genre and perfecting it, once I began studying the diverse career of iconic composer Quincy Jones, I began to realize that the merger of Hip-Hop and Classical music is not impossible -- it is inevitable.
It was 2007 and the 9th Ward still looked like an overgrown prairie strewn with concrete slabs. In the years since then, Make It Right NOLA has assembled a living study in sustainable architecture for returning residents.
Having a child shouldn't mean your musical taste should lose its flavor. You shouldn't have to subject yourself and your baby to listening solely to Raffi, Barney and Disney tracks 24/7.
The right New Year's song captures the spirit of the passing year, celebrates the one to come ... it compels you to dance and kind of makes you want to cry (in a good way).
Grab your ear buds (or better yet, noise-reducing headphones), and get ready for a ride through the year's best songs.
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.