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Janelle Monae Empowers And Energizes At ‘Dirty Computer’ Tour

As hungry consumers of mainstream media, we pay so much attention to the spectacle of Beyoncé and can’t help but get jiggy with Bruno Mars and his Hooligans. However, Jan…

JAY-Z Opens Up A New Chapter Of Vulnerability And Honesty On ‘4:44’

With all that has changed in hip-hop — for better or worse — over the last decade, one thing has remained the same. When JAY-Z releases an album, all ears in rap stop…

Review: Drake’s ‘More Life’ Playlist Leaves ‘VIEWS’ As An Afterthought

It wouldn’t be fair to call Drake the comeback kid at this point. We would be lying to ourselves if we didn’t admit that VIEWS was somewhat of a disappointment. “One…

Future’s Vices Fight Against Love On His ‘Future’ And ‘HNDRXX’ Albums

A lot a can happen in a week when your name is Future Hendrix. The delivery of two albums in seven days is just one of the feats the Atlanta rapper can accomplish when…

Gay Ballroom Doc ‘KIKI’ Shines A Timely Light On Today’s Most Pressing Social Issues

By 1991, New York City’s queer drag balls were finally exposed. Paris is Burning, a documentary style film took a look inside of what mainstream media had swept under…

7 Things You Can Appreciate About Usher’s ‘Hard II Love’ Album

Usher’s right. As of late, he’s been hard to love. In his 20-plus year career, the R&B crooner has offered up his musical efforts straight from the hear. He has given…

A Guide To Understanding The Songs On Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ Album

Frank Ocean’s album release event deserves much more than a hot take. Two weeks after dropping his proper sophomore album Blonde, the follow-up to 2012’s Channel Orange

Nick Cannon’s NCredible1 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Supply Quality Sound At A Fair Price Point

Nick Cannon teamed up with RadioShack to launch the brand new NCredible headphone line. The sleek wireless over-the-ear headphone features a microphone, on-ear controls…

‘White Girl’ Evokes NYC Nostalgia While Tackling Privilege And Power Dynamics

White Girl, written and directed by Elizabeth Wood, is an epic portrayal of New York City’s hazy summer scene. The film follows Leah (Morgan Saylor), an over-the-top…