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Songwriters Wrote An Open Letter Asking For More Fairness

By Alyson Camus | April 2, 2021

‘The most successful songwriters in the world can’t pay their rent’

US Top 10 Albums Dated September 5th, 2020

By Iman Lababedi | August 31, 2020

tying Drake’s 2018 five consecutive weeks at # 1

The Early Bird: New Releases 8-21-20 – 8-27-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 21, 2020

outro aggro black excellence

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, September 16th-22nd

By Alyson Camus | September 15, 2019

Kamasi Washington plays on Thursday & Friday

Mary J. Blige And Nas’ “Royalty” Tour At Barclay Center, Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 29, 2019

a victory lap

NAS RELEASES EXPLOSIVE NEW TRACK “JARREAU OF RAP (SKATT ATTACK)” AND LAUNCHES “THE LOST TAPES 2” PRE-ORDER! 

By admin | July 13, 2019

NAS AND MARY J. BLIGE’S “ROYALTY TOUR”, OPENED JULY 11TH

NAS ANNOUNCES JULY 19th RELEASE DATE FOR ‘THELOST TAPES 2’ VIA MASS APPEAL/DEF JAM RECORDINGS!  

By admin | July 4, 2019

SEQUEL TO CULT CLASSIC ‘THE LOST TAPES’ FEATURES UNRELEASED TRACKS

Be Here Now: New Albums 6-15-18 – 6-21-18 reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 20, 2018

dissing Abe Lincoln might not be as big as dissing Elvis Presley… but it is close

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 6-15-18 – 6-21-18

By Iman Lababedi | June 9, 2018

I started writing “Sneak Peaks” over nine years ago, and it has evolved and evolved but not in years. 

Nas Is Like Half a Man, Half a Fashion Mogul

By admin | March 31, 2016

Includes long-sleeved sweatshirts, tees, jackets, hats and much more

Not With The Band: Why So Many Famous Scientists In Pop Songs?

By Alyson Camus | December 30, 2014

Albert Einstein is truly part of our pop culture and figures in many songs as expected: They Might Be Giants’ ‘The World’s Address’, Landscape‘s ‘Einstein A Go-Go’, Counting Crows’ ‘Einstein on the Beach’, Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Einstein was a Surfer’ Bob Dylan’s ‘Desolation Row’, and even Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Einstein’… so weird!

The A+ List 8-8-14

By Iman Lababedi | August 8, 2014

Based on the simplest of romantic declarations, him to her about her, “Never change”, him to her about him, “I can change” and a falsetto which caresses the music just out of reach, the song has a simple romatic yearn and a deep seated loss.it is like James is stretching his hand to her, and also, like it is too late. The longing can’t save it, the pleas feel as though they are falling on deaf ears.

10 Songs: Monday, June 30th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 30, 2014

Nas Is Like… Nas – 1999, this was one of my fave tracks, the verse is all spit strong rap and choppy beat but the chorus is half a man and half amazing and my question is why does it sound so much like… A

The A+ List: 6-21-14

By Iman Lababedi | June 21, 2014

Dave Alvin of the Blasters original covered by Marshall on the sublime Live… My Truck Is My Home, the original is a rough and tumble rockabilly rave up you can just imagine the Blasters charging through. But Crenshaw… man, that guy finds the heart in everything .

Be Here Now; New Album Releases Snapshot Reviews 4-15-14

By Iman Lababedi | April 15, 2014

Built On Glass – Chet Faker – Aussie trip hop mood guy and very very good as well. This album works as sonic sound ambient deep beats thing and works as song, song after song. I bet it sounds awesome with beats: it’s like the percussion reverberates in the back of your head while the songs settle in the front – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – B+