Rihanna. Blood Diamonds. Ryan Tedder. The list of collaborators Mikky Ekko has worked with is astounding, and I say that in a very pound-my-fist-on-a desk-to-emblazon-the-statement kind of way.
When the leading artists of our generation speak up about politics or fashion, I can understand the eye rolling and skepticism. When they speak up about music, we should listen.
If you didn't pay for music in the year 2000, I'd think you were the coolest person around. But you don't pay for music in 2015? You're just being an a**hole.
In her own way, Rihanna is bringing these violent realities to light. In "Bitch Better Have My Money," she is calling for an acknowledgement of past injustices and a recognition that who we are is forever shaped and altered by who we were.
Would the 21 dancers of Flexn, directed by Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray and Peter Sellars, object to their movement styles being described as break-dancing hiked to another level?
Will I subscribe? I can't decide. But seriously, if the world's best musicians really think that they are "taking a stand" by charging us more money to stream their music in the name of "high-fidelity" sound... then they are seriously out of touch in more ways that I ever thought was imaginable.
The message of this film is that family is important and it's good to face your problems or fears instead of running from them.
There are currently no female flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream (even Tina Fey would agree that, while "Greek frozen yogurt" is certainly a healthy ice cream alternative, it is not the same as ice cream).
Many people unfairly associate Springsteen only with the working man or a man's only musician -- that couldn't be further from the truth.
This letter is not only a hello again. It is not a reaching out with open arms ready for your rough denim-y blanket-sized embrace. As I tell you hello once more, I must just as quickly say goodbye. Don't weep for me, dear JNCO's. We will always have seventh grade.
If everyone in the world is an award-winning something-or-other, then what's the point of awards to begin with? Why bother pretending any subjective work of art is 'the year's best,' when it should be good enough for the work to be recognized as interesting and worthy of some attention.
Manny Marroquin is the most humble hitmaking powerhouse mixer in the business. With eight Grammies to his name so far including the rare feat of winn...
We all know 2014 was all about the booty. Anything else proved intensely uninteresting to our collective national Anaconda.
Rihanna hosted the first ever Diamond Ball supporting her Clara Lionel Foundation at The Vineyard in Beverly Hills.
Being a curator just happened. I was interested in architecture and design, and slowly, but surely, realized I became a curator because it was another way to communicate the belief that design is important and endlessly inspiring.
Our favorite voices of the '90s return with albums to remind us that soul still lives in R&B music.