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Here in Columbus, people are always trying (and failing) to put together a major music festival. The latest attempt is the self-explanatory Fashion Meets Music Festival, which is set to go down Labor…   Read Story »
"Blurred Lines" did a lot of good for Robin Thicke. It made him a household name (and hashtag!), gave him his first #1 single, and basically secured his place in the fabric of pop culture for the…   Read Story »
Earlier this week, New York Magazine published a cover story titled "Is Terry Richardson an Artist or a Predator?" That question has followed Richardson for years now -- with some models accusing him…   Read Story »
"Don't chase the money," Aloe Blacc intones, in a Sam Cooke croon over a Stevie Wonder romp, about halfway through his new album Lift Your Spirit. "You can't chase the money," he pleads. What exactly…   Read Story »
We just anointed R. Kelly's Black Panties as Album Of The Week, and one of the best reasons to check it out is "Cookie," an absolute monster of an R&B song that compares cunnilingus to sumptuously…   Read Story »
Although his nearly singleminded fixation on sex has been a constant plumb line, R. Kelly's catalog is remarkably diverse. Stylistically, over the course of a 20-year solo career he's evolved with…   Read Story »
R. Kelly's 2003 single "Soldier's Heart" was originally dedicated to the actual soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. But when he visited South Africa for the 2010 World Cup festivities, Kelly visited…   Read Story »
Anything R. Kelly does anything on a stage, you owe it to yourself to watch. Kelly's new album Black Panties comes out on Tuesday, and last night, he was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, playing the…   Read Story »
One of this century's great absurd pop-culture moments happened in 2005, when R. Kelly sat down with IFC TV host (and my college buddy) Matt Singer to discuss "Trapped In The Closet," his super-fun…   Read Story »
2013 was the year R. Kelly broke through to the music-festival circuit and celebrated the 20th anniversary of his landmark debut 12 Play, so it only makes sense that it's also the year he'll release…   Read Story »