In the new book Gaga, New York City Catholic schoolgirl Stefani Germanotta's transformation into 24-year-old global superstar Lady Gaga is chronicled with rare photos, many of which are included in this gallery. Click through to see how the daughter of a successful tech business owner conquered the pop music world, from her early days practicing the piano at home on Manhattan's Upper West Side (above, left, in 1995) to her wildly theatrical live performances of 2010.
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »