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Santigold (Santi White) clearly is never in any rush to push out her albums. With pop artists sometimes releasing an album a year, Santigold takes her time. After her explosive debut, Santogold, in 2008 (inevitably receiving unwarranted comparisons to another genre-ben...

When first meeting the young, up and coming music producer, Dansonn, you wouldn’t automatically think, “hip hop producer.” Yet, Dansonn has continued to inspire and create unique, original beats that he pulls from his love of classic hip hop and (twist) classical music...

 

In my Best Albums of 2014, I let The War on Drugs have it, so in the sake of holiday tradition it only makes sense to throw umbrage toward another critic favorite that just didn’t do it for me. Given that I think Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City belongs among the noble ranks o...

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It’s the mosttttt wonderful timeeee of the yearrrrrr. No, not Christmas, fools. As I explained in my “Best Tracks of 2014,” the only thing that excites me about the holiday season is the opportunity to channel nearly all my energy into my most...

 

Jeremih's Late Nights nabbed the coveted BNM status Wednesday and predictably has since been on my current rotation. The album contains many hits, some of which we've already fallen in love with ("Planes" and "Oui"). But I can't stop listening to newbie "Pass Dat," wh...

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While I’m normally thirteen steps ahead of everyone, on occasion I’m late to the game. Some examples include: Outkast (who I got into in college), Notorious B.I.G. (who I got into after college), and Carly Rae Jepson (who I got into months after “Call...

Soren Bryce is a breath of fresh air in the music industry. At only 19 years old, Bryce has already proven that she wants to do things her way - and isn't apologizing for it. With the mass talent in playing "guitar, piano, violin, banjo, cello, and some ukulele" in add...

 

Although her debut album isn’t due out until next year, JONES’ new single “Hoops” already has us yearning for more. The London-based artist’s newest track is co-produced by rising talents XO and Josh Record, and described by her team as “gutsy, introspective, innovati...

 

Yesterday on the ultimate “me day” I got my first gel manicure (glitter blue – thanks for asking) and saw a matinee of Angelina Jolie’s new film By The Sea, by myself. Absent some kind words in The NYT, the film’s reviews were fairly abysmal (32% on Rotten Tomatoes) –...

 

Man, I will never tire of a leaned-out, emo, gargle-flow – you know where the beat is cloudy and sinister and the MC sounds like he’s rapping/singing while chewing on something? Actually I probably will tire of it because I’m fickle AF, but for now it’s about the only...

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