Posts tagged "music"

Why is Nicki Minaj on American Idol?

I don’t watch American Idol. I didn’t care for it back in the days when I was in college and I still don’t care for it now as the producers try to entice a new audience with the induction of Nicki Minaj as a judge on their panel. For viewers who cringe at the supposedly... Read more »

Drake: Why Is He Considered A B**** in The Hip-Hop Community?

Drake: Why Is He Considered A B**** in The Hip-Hop Community?
Drake. A rapper on the Young Money label. Everytime I hear about this guy a few popular definitions seem to find their way out of the mouths of certain hip-hop consumers. The first of which is that people see him still as Jimmy “Wheelchair Jimmy” Brooks from Degrassi: The Next Generation. He hasn’t been on... Read more »

United Airlines: Stop Messing With David Choi's Luggage

Singer/Songerwriter David Choi is something of an interest to me musically. His songs have a funny melancholy to them that doesn’t feel completely annoying or overtly dramatic as someone of his caliber would often sound like. I mostly came into knowing about him through from the so-infectously-deep-pot-shot-at-pop-music known as “Dance To This Song”, which he... Read more »

Jennifer Hudson: J Records Is Screwing You Over

Alright Jen. This is album number two.  My review of your first album, which I did on Blogcritics, perhaps wasn’t fair. I do think you were trying to find your sound with the first time around. This new album however isn’t a question about what your style should be. My criticism of this album comes... Read more »

Attention Justin Bieber Fans: Sit Down And Shut Up!

Truthfully, I never watched the Grammy’s. Most of the people who win these kinds of awards can’t carry a tune never mind them actually trying alone a whole album. Having swiftly purchased on ITunes her most recently album (Chamber Music Society), I can see why she deserved the win. She plays instruments, she sings in... Read more »

To Columbia Records: What Are You Doing With Nikki Jean?

This is Nikki Jean. Singer. Songwriter. Cool ass video blogger. During Christmas 2008, after having just done a tour with Kanye West, Columbia Records signed her. If you have followed her on YouTube from the beginning, or came in somewhere in the middle like I did, you’ll know that for a long long time people... Read more »

Erykah Badu Brought Soul, Funk And Good Vibes To The UIC Pavilion

Last night I had the pleasure of being taken to another state of mind; a state of mind where your troubles are gone, or at least seen through a different perspective.  Erykah Badu, who in the beginning was coined as merely a neo-soul artist, has transcended into something beyond any definition created by the music... Read more »

Why Does Keyshia Cole Look Bored Lately?

After having a child and taking a small break from the music scene, Keyshia Cole will return with her fourth album, “Calling All Hearts”, on December 21th. The first video for the first single, “I Ain’t Thru” featuring rapper Nicki Minaj, features the twosome wearing a variety of different outfits, driving around and hitting the... Read more »

My Favorite Michael Jackson Album? Bad

In 1987, Michael Jackson would released his third solo album entitled Bad with the intention of making an album that was more aggressive than Thriller. The album did well, but not enough to beat the mega-monster that was the former. Despite everyone filing Thriller in the category of the best-selling album of all time, it... Read more »

A Bizarre, Yet Telling Michael Jackson Commerical

Michael Jackson was not only the king of pop, but he was also the master of marketing his own brand. Somewhere around 1992 just after releasing Dangerous, Michael Jackson shot yet another commercial. This commercial, which featured an older Michael Jackson meeting his younger self, was originally to sell Pepsi. This directors-cut like version of... Read more »