“I’m in this bitch / Everything rojo / Feet kicked up with a blunt / Watching LOGO”
Were you slightly fearful that 2011 would be filled with vapid pop music created by soulless machines? Me too! I don’t think we have to worry though.
“If Brooklyn hip hop knocked boots with PJ Harvey, Hesta Prynn would be their lovechild.”
“Society hates me / ‘Cause I love the pussy / Church is scared of me / ‘Cause to them, they think I’m the devil’s parody … Don’t see me for my lifestyle / See me for me / Last time I checked / this country was free.”
There have been SO MANY new albums released this month. I ran out of time for multiple listens and proper sentences, so instead here are my very first impressions communicated in a series of highly unauthentic haiku poems. Just go with it.
Let’s stop talking about Nicki Minaj’s so-called bisexuality and start celebrating the many out & proud female emcees in the Hip Hop community. Glennisha chats to Mz Jons, Lady Lust & Eyeris about their careers as openly gay Hip Hop artists.
Last Thursday, Cee-Lo Green (one half of Gnarls Barkley) debuted “F**k You” from his upcoming album, ‘The Lady Killer.’ The song has now racked up almost 2.5 million views, with even 50 Cent contributing a freestyle remix. Is this latecomer the song of the summer or is it over-hyped?
Slate does an all-access, totally non-exclusive interview with Kanye West, the would-be king of hip-hop.
This week in music, we watch videos of Justin Bieber flirting with Chelsea Handler. Also, Kylie Minogue’s new album streams on NPR, Big Boi’s streams on Myspace, Lauryn Hill talks about a comeback and Holly Miranda performs a wicked cover of Tool’s Ænima on the Sydney Opera House forecourt.
Nicki Minaj tells Black Men Magazine she isn’t really bisexual. Also: Logo’s NewNowNext Awards give us a Glambert eyeliner closeup, Tegan Quin’s adorable tour diary, Pixar is awesome, Katy Perry doesn’t want straight men on her set, and The Chaik talks about The L Word movie.
Rihanna has a girl-on-girl video too y’all! Speaking of videos, Kristen Stewart & The Muppets have new ones too. Also, Lambda Lit award-winners announced, The Real Girls Guide to Everything Else on NPR, Chely Wright at the GLSEN RESPECT awards, how musicians are protesting Arizona, Lady Gaga’s health, and lesbian vampires!
Glennisha chats to Hip Hop artist and frequent Pride performer Rasheeda about her recent photo shoot for the “NO H8 campaign” and her love and support of the LGBT community.
We’re putting the spotlight on amazing artists and albums that we think deserve your attention. Today it’s queer emcee Invincible, an established Hip Hop artist, activist and indie label owner from Detroit whose clever wordplay, performance and debut album Shapeshifters has turned a lot of heads in the Hip Hop community.
Beyoncé releases a new 1970s-themed video for “Why Don’t You Love Me,”Christina Aguilera debuts a video for her single “Not Myself Tonight,” Sean Kingston and Justin Bieber are in a love triangle, The Killers’ Brandon Flowers goes solo, The Books release a new track, Apple pulls the plug on Lala, and Ozzfest is back!
Nicki Minaj confirms her bisexuality, Jennifer Knapp comes out, Tegan & Sara sell out shows in Australia, and the Glastonbury 2010 lineup is announced! Also, a whole lot of album previews and more!
In the lead up to their performance at Go Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Nightlife Awards, New York Hip Hop duo Kin4Life speak with Audiostraddle’s newest music writer Glennisha about their love of nightlife, as well as their new record and the reasons you should go see their show.
The weather’s finally warming up, you’ve busted out the flip flops, and you’re ready for summer and its numerous music festivals! … At least I hope so, because this Fix is dominated by Lilith Fair, Lollapalooza, and the Pitchfork Festival. Also, Season 2 of Glee premieres and a new track from Big Boi.
2010 Bonnaroo Lineup, Bonnie “Prince” Billy announces new album, Nicki Minaj finds her monkey, Soul Trail, St. Vincent, Google commits blogocide, and so much more! Oh also, Audiostraddle needs a new writer. Inquire within!
Kelis goes from R&B to disco with her new single, “Acapella”.