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 Yesterday 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 Yesterday 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 Yesterday 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

Macaulay Culkin Is Now in a Hip, Pizza-Themed Band

Pizza Underground, the pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band that gets to boast Macaulay Culkin as a member, always seemed like an inside joke gone a little too far. But with their new music video for a medley of Velvet Underground songs that have apparently replaced all the references to heroin with fun lyrics… » 12/09/14 4:30pm 12/09/14 4:30pm

Three Minutes of Taylor Swift Is All You Need

For those who can only consume Taylor Swift's music in small doses, per doctor's orders, here's a roughly three-minute video medley of her most recent album, 1989. The mashup is the work of YouTube singers Kurt Hugo Schneider and Sam Tsui, whose saccharine vocals covered all 13 tracks on the album, starting with… » 12/09/14 3:30pm 12/09/14 3:30pm

Duo Sings All of 2014's Hit Songs in Less Than Three Minutes

The talents of Us the Duo are pretty impressive, as seen in this video of the couple performing a condensed 2014 greatest hits list. But what's more impressive than that to me are the people who are actually so musically savvy and on top of current hits they recognize and can name every song and artist. » 12/07/14 11:00pm 12/07/14 11:00pm

​Robin S. on the House Revival, Diva Sisterhood and a Dream MJB Remix

Before she fell into the house scene in the '90s, Robin Stone was a regular clubgoer and consumer of house records. Then a 32-year-old R&B singer living in New York, she couldn't see herself actually singing a dance song. Despite being intimidated by the music's signature 4/4, mechanic bass and drums, though, passing… » 12/05/14 12:10pm 12/05/14 12:10pm

Chicago Rapper Shawnna Slays This Future Brown Track

Future Brown is something of a supergroup in the underground dance music scene, a quartet comprised of electronic luminaries: Fatima al Qadiri, J-Cush, and Daniel Pineda and Asma Maroof of Nguzunguzu. Those names might not mean a whole lot to you if you're not a frequenter of warehouse raves in NY, LA, Chicago or… » 12/04/14 6:30pm 12/04/14 6:30pm