On this week's episode of The Disclaimer, I highlighted 2 Chainz and Pusha T's Feb. 8 concert at the Rave as one of my winter concert picks in part on the grounds that it was the only major rap show of the year announced so far. Funny how quickly things can change: Hours after that episode was recorded, the Rave announced a trio of big rap shows:Juicy J with Travis Scott, Saturday, March 29. Ticke...
The knock against French alternative rockers is that they essentially write
the same song over and over again. That criticism is more or less fair, but
man, the songs “Lisztomania” and “1901” from 2009’s sterling
as a way to fill airtime on Fox during the off season of “American Idol,” “So
You Think You Can Dance” has been a reliable hit in its own right, albeit
nowhere near the cultural sensation that “Idol” was in its prime. Like “Idol,”
the show hits the road at the end of each season with a
Buoyed by the support of Kanye West, who signed the Cleveland rapper to his GOOD Music label, Kid Cudi emerged as one of 2009’s breakout artists with his Internet hit “Day ’n’ Nite.” Cudi’s debut album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day, wasn’t the precious sung/rap album some might have expected from that single, though. Instead it was an epic, hyper-conceptual, experimental mood piec...