All Hail King Princess

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King Princess - Cheap QueenKing Princess really is royalty of a sort. Mikaela Mullaney Straus, the 20-year-old upstart who’ll release her debut album Cheap Queen tomorrow, is the daughter of Oliver H. Straus Jr., owner of Brooklyn’s Mission Sound Recording. Like many artists who find their way to fame before exiting their teenage years, she was born … More »

Breaks With Tradition: “Rock Steady”

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Aretha Franklin - "Rock Steady"Welcome to the first installment of Breaks With Tradition! This is a new column that examines a certain song that’s been frequently sampled and how that song has been used through the years. We’re launching this franchise with a look back at the great legacy and many lives of a 1971 hit from the recentlyMore »