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Tom Krell, the man behind the How to Dress Well moniker, makes the kind of music you should probably listen to at home, alone, with maybe a bottle of something strong. His second full-length album, Total Loss, touches on dark themes from the perspective of a sensitive intellectual. Krell explores gr ... More >>
The Voice recently announced that its celeb judges -- Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, and Maroon 5's Adam Levine -- would attempt a medley of Prince tunes in its second episode this season. No word on a guest appearance by the celebrated songwriter himself, but this is a refreshi ... More >>
With Tech N9ne in town this weekend, we started thinking about gangster rap and called Lars Larson for a Top Ten l ... More >>
Sophomore jinxes happen when artists misjudge the pivot off their breakthrough success--they either stagnate in place or overreach toward phase two. Once Again, John Legend's follow-up to his multi-platinum, multi-Grammy debut, Get Lifted, adroitly avoids both pitfalls with a grace ... More >>
Jimmy Jam was a DJ. Morris Day was a drummer. Prince was a kid with a huge afro. Before they changed popular music, Mom told them to turn that racket down.
The governor's right: Many "public servants" do what he and the friends of Tim have done. That's what reeks about it.
How three Midwestern boys reached jazz nirvana
Putting young R&B singers Alicia Keys and Blu Cantrell to the test
Ruff Ryder Eve strikes a blow for hip-hop sisters; Solé merely comes to blows with them
With her humble poise and non-Diva tone, Mary J. Blige is the unlikely heiress to Aretha's throne
With the Gay 90's breeding discontentment among its namesake patrons, what is queer in clubland?