The Unequivocal Worst Songs of 2014

At the end of every year, it seems like our society is allowing more and more room for hot garbage to fill our pop charts. We say this not as haters of pop music—we are not one of those finger-waggy assholes who thinks that Katy Perry, for example, does not make "real" music because she doesn't write and produce all… » 12/19/14 2:10pm Friday 2:10pm

Miguel Drops Three New Tracks, You Will Swoon

Is West Coast love god Miguel feeling a lil' way post- D'Angelo drop? Probably not—he's as big a fan of the hallowed soul singer as the rest of us—but it's kinda interesting timing that he would sidle up to Soundcloud and unexpectedly release three new tracks like *whistles*. Either way, this translates to a very… » 12/19/14 10:50am Friday 10:50am

Black Messiah, Top Five and the Power of Perfect Timing

D'Angelo has his own distorted concept of time. His new album, Black Messiah—one of the few ones worthy of the terms "long-awaited" and "anticipated"—is as much about a bubbling up as it is a pleasurable, well-timed release. The back of the album's packaging, which was handed to journalists in a listening session… » 12/17/14 12:00pm Wednesday 12:00pm

Nicki Minaj: 'Men Are Like Children' and Other Gems From New Interview

One of the stand-out qualities of The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj's third studio album, is how plainly it illustrates a woman in her early 30s going through the ringer that women in their early 30s do: a time of transition, she details not just her recent breakup with her boyfriend of a decade, but also the kind of career… » 12/17/14 11:20am Wednesday 11:20am

Watch and Swoon as Nick Jonas Performs 'Jealous ' on the Big Piano

It's every big kid's dream to play or have sex on the famous piano from Big and Nick Jonas got the opportunity to do the former when he stopped by the FAO Schwartz toy store in Manhattan this week. Watch him hop on the giant keys while singing his sexy single. Merry Christmas, though it'd be merrier if he performed… » 12/17/14 9:30am Wednesday 9:30am

Catholic Group So, So Mad About Tom Ford's Cross-Shaped Dick Pendant

In case you have not noticed, The Catholic Establishment freaks out whenever religious iconography is "desecrated," aka someone else besides them is making money off it. In the latest case, noted homophobes the Catholic League are freaking out because Tom Ford put a dick in the shape of a cross at the end of a… » 12/16/14 6:45pm Tuesday 6:45pm

Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint Is By, For, and About Boss-Ass Women

For the past four years, Nicki Minaj has used a personalized pink microphone studded in light rose Swarovski crystals. Created by a former art student from Cleveland, it's become an iconic part of Minaj's overall live presence, even as her personal style has transformed from Harajuku Bride of Frankenstein to sleek and… » 12/16/14 11:50am Tuesday 11:50am

Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj Love Each Other, Themselves in New Song

Previously, Nicki Minaj and a rapper named Beyoncé teamed up for the remix to "Flawless," where Beyoncé famously shrugged off that pesky elevator fight between her sister and husband in just one line. The two rappers have reunited for "Feeling Myself," a boastful track over a thumping beat that appears on Minaj's… » 12/11/14 12:10pm 12/11/14 12:10pm