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If you want to approach Macklemore as a human being and not a sanctimonious rap-Muppet bent on world domination via free love and cheap clothing, Complex’s recent cover story is a good place to start. The feature details how Ben Haggerty’s rapid rise to fame toppled him back into drug addiction and how learning he… More »

“Broke,” the last song teased from Jason Derulo’s new Everything Is 4 before the album’s release this week, both encapsulates and subverts the approach that has made Derulo one of pop radio’s most unavoidable sub-superstars. Ever since the former industry songwriter broke through as a solo artist with 2009’s Imogen Heap-sampling #1 smash “Whatcha Say,”… More »

In this era of ever-diminishing music sales, there are weeks when an album squeaks into the #1 spot because there’s no legitimate competition. This was not one of those weeks. Zac Brown Band’s Jekyll + Hyde forcefully seized the top spot, racking up 228,000 equivalent units — one of the best sales frames of the… More »

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Rihanna – “Rude Boy (Blondes Remix)” (Feat. Mariah Carey)

Dense/deeply hypnotic Brooklyn-via-Obelrin beat-duo Blondes turn out Rihanna's Billboard jam "Rude Boy," dialing up the stutter and splicing in a sustained slice of Mariah Carey…
Amrit Singh | August 18, 2010 - 4:09 pm
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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'…
Amrit Singh | February 2, 2010 - 5:03 pm
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New Mariah Carey Video – “Up Out My Face” (Feat. Nicki Minaj)

Nick Cannon did a great job directing this Target commercial video.
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…
brandon | December 18, 2009 - 6:58 pm
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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…
Amrit Singh | November 4, 2009 - 9:56 am
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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
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,…
Amrit Singh | July 7, 2009 - 12:26 pm
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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…
Amrit Singh | February 27, 2008 - 2:16 pm
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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…
Stereogum | May 7, 2007 - 7:21 pm
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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…
Stereogum | April 19, 2007 - 3:52 pm
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