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Review: The Weeknd’s Starboy Offers the Same Old Lechery Between Great Pop Singles

The Weeknd’s new album extends to you a simple deal. You can, with ease, accept two handfuls of the finest pop songs that the great, whirring…
Jordan Sargent / November 29, 2016

Review: On Campaign, Ty Dolla $ign Isn’t Just a Stud

One assumes, given his fame and wealth, that Ty Dolla $ign is the sort of person he portrays himself to be in his songs, which…
Jordan Sargent / September 27, 2016

Ty Dolla $ign’s Permanent Vacation

When a man — a particularly insecure one, perhaps — imagines his girlfriend going off on Spring Break with her friends, his darkest fear is…
Jordan Sargent / February 24, 2014

A Complete Guide to Understanding the 44 Names in Beyonce’s ‘Beyonce’ Credits

Though Ms. Knowles' tour de force Beyoncé is clearly a solo statement of purpose, the H-Town-born dynamo also benefitted from the assistance of a multi-talented…
Jordan Sargent / December 16, 2013

Just Being #Honest: Future Talks Going Pop With His Miley Cyrus Team-Up ‘Real and True’

2013 has been a busy year for Future, the Atlanta rapper and singer. (Or is it the other way around?) He started the year by…
Jordan Sargent / December 5, 2013

DONDA: Kanye West Goes G.O.O.D. Trill Hunting with His Minimalist Design Company

In a series of tweets in January 2012, Kanye West announced the formation of DONDA, a design company named after his late mother. "I want…
Jordan Sargent / November 13, 2013

Sky Ferreira Revels in Her Own Chaos and Exhaustion on Debut Album ‘Night Time, My Time’

Debut pop albums are rarely as self-reflexive as Night Time, My Time, the first full-length from 21-year-old singer/model Sky Ferreira. But rarely has the gestation…
Jordan Sargent / November 1, 2013

Ryan Hemsworth: Born on the Internet

By the time Ryan Hemsworth, tall and strikingly handsome, walks onstage at Manhattan's 88 Palace on a Saturday night in October, it's 3:15 a.m., and…
Jordan Sargent / October 30, 2013

Azealia Banks Lives Luxurious Hippie Fantasy in ‘ATM Jam’ Video

If there's one thing we can rely on Azealia Banks for, it's consistently left-field visuals. Oh, and beef. We will always get beef. But her videos…
Jordan Sargent / October 21, 2013

See Kelela Perform Broiling Dancefloor Banger ‘Cut 4 Me’ Live

Maryland-born, L.A.-based singer Kelela more or less came out of nowhere with her thundering yet seductive bass&b mixtape Cut 4 Me, a debut full-length that…
Jordan Sargent / October 18, 2013

Danny Brown, TRPL BLK Channel NYC Underground Legend on ‘Max B’

Harlem rapper Max B never quite bubbled up into the mainstream, unless you count co-writing Jim Jones' "We Fly High." But the man born Charles…
Jordan Sargent / October 17, 2013

A$AP Rocky Dodges Charges for Allegedly Slapping Fan

If A$AP Rocky is going to be tried for allegedly slapping a female fan during his performance at Made in America in September, the victim…
Jordan Sargent / October 17, 2013

Gunplay Brings Intensity to Streets of New York in ‘F—k S—t’ Video

Nothing in Gunplay's world seems to unfold quite as planned, but that sense of unpredictability is part of what makes him magnetic. Today brings a video…
Jordan Sargent / October 16, 2013

See French Montana Bring the Weeknd, Baby Tigers to ‘Gifted’ Video

French Montana's latest single "Gifted" may feature the Weeknd, but it's really a Weeknd song with Montana grafted onto it — we don't even hear the…
Jordan Sargent / October 16, 2013

Chief Keef’s ‘Emojis’ is the Texting Anthem 2013 Deserved

If you use an iPhone you are familiar with emoji, the 2.0 version of emoticons. If you follow Chief Keef you are also familiar with…
Jordan Sargent / October 16, 2013

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