Remembering That Strange Moment When Korn Were Pop Superstars

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KornAt first, Korn were a myth to me. When they released their self-titled debut album in 1994, I was 11. I may have glimpsed their spooky dreadlocked scowls in magazines or TV ads, or wherever I found out about new music in that nascent internet era. But for a suburban Christian kid who spent his … More »

The Wilting Of Iggy Azalea

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Iggy Azalea - Survive The SummerBelieve it or not, the equivalent of a full presidential term has passed since Iggy Azalea ruled summer 2014. Back then, it was hard to go about daily life without encountering this young blonde white woman from Australia rapping in an affected Southern drawl. Her pop-rap hits were everywhere — and whenever you weren’t hearing … More »

Morrissey, Cardi B, Kali Uchis Headlining Tropicália Music & Taco Festival 2018

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If you’re tired of seeing the same artists on the festival circuit, Tropicália Music & Taco Fest might be for you. This year’s festival will take place at Queen Mary Park in Long Beach, California on 11/3 and 11/4. The headliners include Morrissey, Cardi B, Mac Demarco, Mazzy Star (in their first US performance in … More »

St. Vincent Remixes Maroon 5 & Cardi B’s “Girls Like You”

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Not sure why Annie Clark is out here remixing Maroon 5 songs, but this is the reality we live in. Deal with it! The official St. Vincent remix of Maroon 5’s Cardi B-featuring song “Girls Like You” has just dropped, and Clark gives the track her own throbbing, disco-lite spin. It drops most of Adam … More »

Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2018

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Song Of The Summer 2018The ballots have been tallied and we have a winner in our annual Song Of The Summer poll. We think you’re gonna like it! … More »

Cardi B Cancels Tour With Bruno Mars

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Cardi B and Bruno Mars had a Fall tour planned, but Cardi had to cancel. “I won’t be joining Bruno on tour this Fall,” she announced in a tweet today. “I thought that after giving birth to my daughter that 6 weeks would be enough time for me to recover mentally and physically. I also … More »

Chipotle Gives Cardi B Lifetime Chips & Guac

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Cardi BIn her guest verse on Jennifer Lopez’s recent single “Dinero,” Cardi B raps, “Look, they gon’ do what I say so, Cardi B and J.Lo/ Talk behind my back, but never up in my face, though/ I just want my money, chips, guac and queso/ Y’all can kiss my ass, dame un beso.” … More »

At Least We Can Count On Childish Gambino For Great Videos

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Childish GambinoRemember the early stage of the Drake/Meek Mill beef? If not, let me refresh your memory. More »

Sacha Baron Cohen Has Politicians Cite Cardi B, Blink-182, Rita Ora As Reasons To Arm Kids

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Sacha Baron Cohen and his many disguises return to the airwaves tonight with his new series Who Is America? on Showtime. On the show, Cohen sets out to interview “the diverse individuals who populate our unique nation.” The show shared clip ahead of tonight’s premiere, in which Larry Pratt, Executive Director Emeritus of Gun Owners … More »

Big Reputation: A Trip To Taylor Swift’s Hyper-Maximalist Stadium Tour

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Taylor SwiftI am sitting on a folding chair in the middle of a football field. A few dozen yards in front of me stand two video screens several stories high, each angled slightly toward its respective side of the stadium, converging at the center of the stage like two sides of a triangle. A gargantuan rig … More »