Talib Kweli News
Celebrities React to Prince's Death on Social Media
"Purple Rain" singer Prince died today at age 57, and tributes to the singer have been pouring in ever since. Chief among them was Aretha Franklin, who told ABC News: "It was just a blow -- a real blow He had longevity in the industry simply because he was a natural and he had 'it'. What they call
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The 1975, School of Seven Bells and More Music Reviews
This week hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis return, The 1975 embrace their pop side for their sophomore effort, electro-dream-pop act School Of Seven Bells release what is more than likely to be their last album, Santigold returns, Bonnie Raitt drops another collection of reliable blues-rock,
Music Reviews: The Latest From Panic! At The Disco, Anderson .Paak and Wray
I will be the first to admit that this year is not getting off to a good start. Not only is the January release schedule slow but in the last two weeks we have lost David Bowie , the Eagles ’ Glenn Frey and Mott The Hoople’s Dale Griffin. It has also been a time of sadness in the music world. Bowie
The Floor Is Yours: Big 12 matchup is worthy of March
The Big 12 refuses to wait for the Big Dance. Nah, the conference would rather waltz -- or dab on 'em, if you prefer -- now. Kansas and Oklahoma will joust in a Big Monday matchup (9 p.m. ET, ESPN) that should pit No. 1 vs. No. 2 in conference play for the first time since Wisconsin and Ohio State
Music Reviews: Carly Rae Jepsen, Method Man, Tracy Bonham and More
This week Canadian pop-sensation Carly Rae Jepsen returns with a very '80s-themed album, Wu-Tang member Method Man releases his first solo proper album in nine years, former alt-rocker Tracy Bonham strips down her sound for a more acoustic aesthetic, late rapper Sean Price drops a new mixtape/EP,
Talib Kweli , Nada Surf, Melanie Martinez and More Music Reviews
This week Talib Kweli drops a surprise free album, seasoned indie-rock band Nada Surf releases an epic live album, electro-pop singer Melanie Martinez releases a record you won’t soon forget, country-turned-pop singer Emily West releases a new record and metal band Soulfly release their tenth
Record Release Rundown: The Latest Bob Mould, Meshell Ndegeocello, 50 Cent and More
This week, former Husker Du and Sugar front-man Bob Mould issues another hard-edged back-to-basics record, eclectic funk and soul star, Meshell Ndegeocello issues her 11th eclectic album, 50 Cent returns after a five year break, Echo & The Bunnymen remain as strong as ever more than thirty years
Reviews: Latest from Kelly Clarkson, Arcade Fire, Susan Boyle and More
This week we have a wide variety of new releases, from the much anticipated new double album from Arcade Fire to Minor Alps, the collaboration between Juliana Hatfield and Nada Surf's Matthew Caws. We'll examine jazz-pianist Robert Glasper's latest album showcasing guests from across the worlds of
Nicki Minaj Raps for Romney?
Actor-director Clint Eastwood might have some celebrity company this week with his allegiance to Mitt Romney. Rapper Nicki Minaj appears to endorse Romney’s presidential bid in a new rap song out this week. Minaj recorded the verse in a guest appearance on the track “Mercy”...
Opinion: The 50 Best Albums Of 2011
Allan Raible’s Picks For The Best Albums of 2011 - As always, this was a very difficult list to compile. 2011 was an excellent year for music. There weren’t that many glaringly bad records. (Although, Lou Reed and Metallica take the cake for “Lulu,” which...