Being online often feels like witnessing a chaotic, nonstop reality TV show. We’re given windows into the private lives of everyone we didn’t know we were supposed to care about, alerted whenever Ariana Grande cuts her hair or Cher has a thought. There are the couples we’re … More »
It’s been a long and winding road for Meek Mill, but as of now his new album Championships is officially out. It’s the Philly rapper’s first full-length release since 2017’s Wins & Losses. More importantly, it’s his first album since being released from prison following a loud public #FreeMeekMill campaign that More »
As you might have heard, super producer Mike WiLL Made-It — who worked on “Formation,” “Black Beatles,” “We Can’t Stop,” and much more — is executive producing the soundtrack for Creed II. The tracklist is loaded with A-list rap lab experiments, R&B up-and-comers, and… Bon Iver. He collaborated on the project with film … More »
Do you remember what you were doing the night of December 31, 2016? Just after midnight, I was at home watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest, still smarting from Ohio State’s brutal loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff, when onto my screen bounded Mariah Carey, apropos of nothing. Carey … More »
Last night, a shooter reportedly targeted a video shoot where Kanye West and the problematic young New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine were both working. According to TMZ, 6ix9ine and West were making a video for a collaboration, which is also set to feature Nicki Minaj, who had not yet shown up on set. More »
At the 2018 MTV EMAs, Jason Derulo sang an operatic opening of Andrea Bocelli’s “Time to Say Goodbye” that transitioned into his hit single with David Guetta, “Goodbye” featuring Nicki Minaj. The display remained eye-catching from the start, with its subtle opening exploding into Guetta’s electronic pop rhythm amid a flurry of masked dancers and Derulo himseld clad in classic attire, dancing down a staircase built for a mansion. JD then makes his way down to center stage, where the masked dancers surround him in a routine that mimics synchronized swimming amidst Minaj’s catchy chorus. It seems the producers had a classic vision in mind, and summoned some nostalgia for the show. Not to mention, the performance proved David Guetta’s versatility in today’s music world — whether playing more minimal as his new Jack Back alias or blowing away the pop sphere, the French artist is a true chameleon of a musician and performer.
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 »