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“We Are The World,” “Everybody Hurts” Remade For Haiti

It’s frustrating when texting “Haiti” to 90999 is the best most of us can do to counter the overwhelming devastation in that country, but that’s a reflection both of our limited day-to-day resources and the real need there for complete social regeneration. Strange, sad times. And in times like these we’re not gonna goof o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 2, 2010 - 5:03 pm

New Mariah Carey Video – “Up Out My Face” (Feat. Nicki Minaj)

Nick Cannon did a great job directing this Target commercial video. More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 29, 2010 - 1:12 pm

The 14 Best Band Beefs Of 2009

Maybe it was these tough economic times — the sinking music industry, everyone downloading shit for free, rising unemployment. Or perhaps
folks just are getting stir crazy from lack of fresh air, sitting in front of their laptops/4-tracks while their bodies slowly give way. Whatever the case, bands were super bitchy this year. Some fight… More »

By: brandon / December 18, 2009 - 6:58 pm

Fool’s Gold Get Mashed With Mariah, Remixed By Mad Decent

A few weeks ago, Fool’s Gold anchored IAMSOUND’s excellent CMJ showcase at Bowery Poetry Club, alongside Golden Silvers, Suckers, NewVillager, etc. A highlight of their set was the infectious, afro-pop amalgamating summertime jam “Surprise Hotel,” an endlessly sunny track that’s already received remix attention from the likes of Micachu & The Shapes and one of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 4, 2009 - 9:56 am

Mariah Carey Is Your Boyfriend

Actually, better yet: In the video for “Obsessed,” she’s pretty much her own boyfriend. You can tell by how she’s dressed like a dude and ogling herself. More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 15, 2009 - 9:52 am

Today Is Michael Jackson’s Memorial

As with most events in the final act of his life, the King Of Pop’s memorial today at Los Angeles’ Staples Center comes with pomp, overwhelming media attention, and of course, controversy. The star-studded event — promising appearances from Stevie Wonder, Usher, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie, Johny Mayer, Kobe Bryant, Jennifer Hudson, and the Jackso… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 7, 2009 - 12:26 pm

New Mariah Carey Video (Feat. Kenny The Page) – “Touch My Body”

Evidently having an album title that references Einstein (which is so blasphemous ’cause Albert really did have much better hair) wasn’t offbeat enough for Mariah Carey². So for the record’s first video she secured the directorial talent of Brett Ratner, whose reputation for excellence was established with Rush Hour 3 but was cemented with hi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 27, 2008 - 2:16 pm

Guilt By Association

The freak folk tribute to Madonna may or may not qualify as an endeavor indulging a guilty pleasure for a few of the participating freaky folkers, but the forthcoming collection Guilt By Association makes no bones about the spreading the cheese — while enlisting some of indie’s most beloved players along the way. The record… More »

By: Stereogum / May 7, 2007 - 7:21 pm

Why Does Joss Stone Look Like Such A Whore?

Though we wish we could take credit, that’s Esquire’s headline to an interesting think piece on the trajectory of many female pop stars: from wholesome daughters to coquettish vixens. The phenomenon’s called the “Butterfly Effect” after Mariah Carey’s Butterfly album, introducing the singer’s bikini-clad, skin-bearing (alter?) ego. The Esquire piece’s thesis:… More »

By: Stereogum / April 19, 2007 - 3:52 pm
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