The East Coast: the birthplace of hip hop. It's the origin of many of the genre's living (as well as deceased) legends, and it was once the main location of the kingdom of rap music. But what happened? The East has fallen far behind while the West Coast and the Midwest, specifically Los Angeles and Chicago, have taken charge of the rap game.
Everything about Lorde emanates confidence. (Lorde is a stage name; her real name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor). From the unflinching way she stares out of music videos to the proud, knowledgeable words she sings to her persona, Lorde is captivating, and she knows it.
To the delight of many of her fans, Musgraves won Best New Artist at the Country Music Awards (CMAs) on Nov. 6. Kacey Musgraves, who was nominated for six awards, released Same Trailer Different Park, her fourth album, earlier this year.
They are part of the new hip-hop movement which is focused on returning rap to its golden age of great lyricists and great beats that are reminiscent of soul instead of electronic music. Although they are not part of mainstream music, most have had international tours and are gaining deserved popularity every day.
This boy was adamant about Reed's greatness, and played me his best-known song, 1972's "Walk on the Wild Side." My taste in music has shifted and grown since then, but my respect and appreciation for Lou Reed has never diminished.
Like a prism refracts a beam of light into a rainbow of different colors, so too does Janelle Monáe's newest album, "Electric Lady" refract contemporary R&B into two suites of all of R&B's cousins and progenitors: from free jazz to 60s girl groups to new wave and funk.
Pharrell Williams is a super-genius here to save the summer. A superhero for the fate of popular music, he scoops the tracks he produces and lifts them to the very top of the Billboard charts, where he then broadcasts grooves to make the world dance.
These are all popular artists whose concerts are sure to put you in a better mood. Whether you like the music or you do not know the musicians too well, the concert atmosphere is sure to put you in a good frame of mind. Keep reading if you are interested in attending shows at Merriweather Post Pavilion, the Verizon Center or Jiffy Lube Live.
Can Drake maintain the historic prominence and success he reached in 2012? Listen to the rapper's new single below.
Have you ever experienced loving a song for two hot seconds, until you hear it every time you turn on the radio? If the answer is yes (and it is), you have had something called an earworm.
Breaking bottles, a cracking skull, the silence of a church and a rat's heartbeat: they're sounds familiar and foreign to us, and they've all been used by producer Nick Koenig, also known as Hot Sugar, to make melodies.
The Harlem Shake has taken over Youtube and social media sites for the past couple of days but even those who have watched the tons of Youtube videos out there mimicking it are a little bit unclear as to what it actually is.
Lady Gaga recently announced that she will be offering free therapy resources for her passionate fans during her upcoming tour.
After the horrific events on Dec. 14 in which 20 first grade children and six adult staff members lost their lives in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, the hit song "Die Young" by Ke$ha was taken off the air.
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