September 2, 2009
The cover of Whitney Houston's new album has the returning singer looking so fresh-faced and unlined that one might think that one of the perks to surviving Bobby, "crack-is-wack" and an assortment of other tribulations is unfettered access to Botox.
August 31, 2009
The road to this album has been rocky and the time has come to see if it was worth the wait...
June 3, 2009
You know that T-Pain and Lil' Wayne album you were hotly anticipating? It's almost finished!
May 28, 2009
A brave man moves beyond the past, stretches past his artistic comfort zone and grows. Then, there's Marshall Mathers.
by Mychal Massie onApril 15, 2009
In a conversation with The Root, the hip-hop duo Dead Prez sounds off on their new mixtape, the good news about the economic slump and their thoughts about Obama’s presidency.
by Martin Johnson onJanuary 29, 2009
At 40, saxophonist Joshua Redman is, again, setting new standards for jazz. His latest release, ‘Compass,’ reveals why he continues to chart a steady, forward racing path.
by Mark Anthony Neal onDecember 15, 2008
808s and Heartbreak is the artistic culmination of a year of tumult in West's life: the tragic death of his mother and his breakup with fiancé Alexis Phifer. The use of Auto-tune was critical to the grieving process.
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