Nicki Minaj Retires From Music (Probably)

“My career has been a pinkprint, when I retire, tell them think pink.” Onika Maraj, better known as Nicki Minaj, reminded fans of these lyrics from her 2012 album, “Pink Friday Roman Reloaded: The...

Sabrina Claudio’s ‘Truth Is’ Goes To Dark Places

Sabrina Claudio’s new album “Truth Is” paints a picture of true love, but its ambiguity makes it more Mona Lisa's smile than lovers embracing. Romance has been the primary topic of the artist’s last...

Tinashe’s ‘Songs for You’ Is the Artist’s True Debut Album

Tinashe’s “Songs for You” is by far the closest the pop singer has come to establishing a concrete sound. Since she released “2 On” in 2014, it seems as if her musical identity has...

The Weeknd Is Back and Badder Than Ever

After months of teasing, an Instagram hiatus and making his fans wait with bated breath through a two-hour radio show, The Weeknd finally dropped two new singles last week. The elusive rhythm and blues...

Indie Rock Group Boyscott Wants to Conquer Brooklyn

Indie rock minimalist group Boyscott played to a crowded room in Ridgewood, Queens March 24 in what was their most “intimidating” set yet. In fact, band members flew in their parents and friends from...

Greyson Chance Comes of Age in Deeply Personal ‘portraits’ Tour

In 2010, a YouTube video of Greyson Chance performing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" at his sixth-grade talent show launched him to fame.  Since then, his video has amassed over 64 million views and kicked off...

Childish Gambino’s Latest Is A Full-Blown Disaster

On March 21, Childish Gambino spontaneously dropped a new album. Unfortunately, the surprise factor did not arise from the fact that the drop had been unprecedented; most Gambino fans already take him to be...

Staff Recs: Best Lorde Songs

Nothing short of a spectacle, Lorde headlined a sold-out show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center Wednesday night. The 21-year-old New Zealander brought along special guests Jack Antonoff, Run The Jewels and Mitski for the occasion....

88Rising: Marketing Race, Not Music

88Rising is an Asian-American mass media company based out of New York that focuses on spreading Asian hip-hop in both the United States as well as East Asia. The collective has amassed a large...

Staff Recs: Best Frank Ocean Songs

There is no such thing as a “best” Frank Ocean song, as evidenced by his four critically acclaimed albums –– “Nostalgia, Ultra,” “Channel Orange,” “Endless” and “Blonde” –– 19 charting singles and various mediums...

Travis Scott’s ‘Astronomical’ Fortnite Concert Has Redefined Genuine Interactivity

Travis Scott’s hit “SICKO MODE” from his 2018 album, “ASTROWORLD,” blared through an Instagram post that sucked me into a dimension that spun trippy hues of tropical magentas and flaming reds and yellows. A...

Rapper Jack Harlow Talks Exploding Popularity, Humble Start

It was just another Thursday for musician Jack Harlow. The 21-year-old rapper started his day by posting a video of his first billboard in New York City to Instagram. A milestone for any artist,...
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