From the release of his debut Def Jam single, “Get at Me Dog,” in 1998, DMX was an immediate titanic presence in hip-hop. Just as the genre was moving toward polished sheen, he preferred iron and concrete — rapping with a muscular throatiness that conveyed an excitable kind of mayhem. The staccato bursts on “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” — an early […]
In one image, Queen Elizabeth is seen smiling up at Prince Philip, while another shows a black-and-white snapshot of the longtime partners holding two of their young children. Many of Del Rey’s nearly 19 million Instagram followers took issue with her post, noting that Philip and Elizabeth were distant relatives. “Mmm i love how they were cousins<3,” one person commented. […]
On a recent afternoon in a brightly lit studio in Brooklyn, Mervin Primeaux-O’Bryant and Brandon Kazen-Maddox were filming a music video. They were recording a cover version of “Midnight Train to Georgia,” but the voices that filled the room were those of Gladys Knight and the Pips, who made the song a hit in the 1970s. And yet the two […]
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Mon Laferte, Seis (Universal Music México) Mon Laferte wrote her sixth album, aptly titled Seis, while hunkered down in the pueblo mágico Tepoztlán, nearly two hours south of Mexico City. The Chilean singer-songwriter started writing it a month after the COVID-19 lockdown was imposed. “I was like everyone else, just filled with uncertainty,” she told Billboard. “So I clung onto […]
JON PARELES When the master recordings for Taylor Swift’s first six albums were sold along with her first label, Big Machine, to the manager Scooter Braun’s company, she announced she would remake them on her own terms (and for her own reward). “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” is the first album of her reclamation project: a newly recorded version of the entire […]