2014 IN REVIEW: BEST LIVE PERFORMANCES

http://vimeo.com/104357558 BEYONCÉ, MTV Video Music Awards When Beyoncé released her self-titled LP out of the blue late last year, it effectively ruined every year-end list. (D’Angelo, thanks for continuing that trend!) The visual album instantly became one of the most monumental moments in music this century, right up their with Radiohead’s pay-what-you-want strategy with In Rainbows. […]

CURRENT: Beyoncé – “***Flawless” (feat. Nicki Minaj)

The flawlessness that is Beyoncé’s late 2013 masterwork hasn’t resulted in the smash runaway singles we all expected (I see you, “Drunk In Love” and “Blow”). But that hasn’t stopped Yonce being on the tip of everyones’ tongues, and her internet-rattling remix of “***Flawless” featuring Nicki Minaj is the victory lap we’ve been waiting for. “Of […]

CURRENT: Boots – “Dreams” (feat. Beyoncé)

It should come as no surprise that “Dreams” signals Boots’ highest achievement among the stream of songs released after his breakthrough work on BEYONCÉ, seeing as how the woman who discovered the producer graces us with her presence on this latest release. “All my life / I’ve been dreaming of you,” goes the indelible refrain, a gorgeous little concoction […]

GRAMMY REVIEW: The Night’s Biggest Winners and Losers, Dissected

The Grammys were last night, for those of you unaware. While there were plenty of awards to be handed out, the night’s biggest draw, as always, was the sheer magnitude of the number of performances. From Katy Perry and Juicy J to Macklemore and Madonna, Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons to Beyoncé and Jay Z, […]

CURRENT: JAY Z – “Open Letter”

  Instead of resolving, you know, important issues, some members of Congress want to investigate a vacation JAY Z and Beyoncé took to Cuba. Responding to the claims in the best way he can, Hov unleashed “Open Letter” on Thursday with the track also serving as a reminder that Jay is the most influential rapper alive. […]