What constitutes a one-hit wonder? It seems like it should be cut and dry, but the designation can be pretty arbitrary, with gut feelings often trumping objective data. The “one-hit wonder” label can sometimes befall an artist with a robust catalog, whose fans will inevitably insist their fave does not deserve to be categorized as … More »
I was born in San Francisco, CA to two Chicano musicians who connected over their complete obsession with playing and studying music. Once we were old enough to hold instruments, my sister and I expressed some reticence about performing with our parents, but due in part to the closeness of the Mexican family unit and … More »
The name Ocasio derives from the Spanish “ocasión,” which means what you think it means: an occasion, a time. According to Ancestry.com, most people named Ocasio are Puerto Rican, in heritage if not in residence, and the word’s “meaning as a surname” is unclear. More »
If you remember any scene from the trailer for Bradley Cooper’s new A Star Is Born remake, it is almost certainly the one in which Cooper’s character, declining roots-rock god Jackson Maine, calls from a car window to Lady Gaga’s aspiring singer, identified only as Ally. It’s a scene that’s appeared in all four(!) versions … More »
The song’s title translates to “Slowly” in English, but the video’s removal from YouTube has been anything but.
Luis Fonsi’s hit sensation has been deleted from YouTube just days after it became the first video on the video streaming platform to chart 5 billion views. The hackers responsible for “Despacito’s” disappearance have replaced Fonsi’s famed music video with one that depicts a series of masked figures pointing guns at the camera. Claiming the names of “Prosox” and “Kuroi’sh,” the hackers additionally wrote “Free Palestine” underneath the video.
The most-viewed YouTube video of all time, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” fell victim to hackers today. YouTube pulled the video down after discovering that it was tampered with. The thumbnail was replaced by an image of a masked gang from the Netflix show Casa De Papel. (You can check out the … More »
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” has broken a new record on YouTube with more than 5 billion views. While it seems like just yesterday that Psy’s “Gangnam Style” surpassed 1 billion views, “Despacito” continues to break records being the most watched video worldwide by a longshot. In the past 6 months alone, “Despacito” has
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. To honor his memory and his work, which is still as relevant as ever, Stevie Wonder has assembled a mind-bogglingly vast lineup of musicians, celebrities, and public figures to share their hopes for the future in a video entitled “The Dream Still Lives.” … More »
Ever since YouTube launched back in 2005, the streaming website has become a global giant. Psy’s “Gangnam Style” became the first video to break the 2 billion views mark, but now more than 21 videos have since made this accomplishment. Since Psy’s accomplishment, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” became the first YouTube video to
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