Is ‘Euphoria’ Worth Watching? (Pilot Review)

Last night (June 16) saw the premiere of HBO’s latest new series, Euphoria. Euphoria features a lead performance from Zendaya and is produced by A24 and Drake. From the very opening scene, Euphoria delivers gut-punching visuals. To open the show, Rue (Zendaya) narrates her birth while a camera follows her journey out of her mother’s…

Drake Drops A Celebratory Two-Pack

In case you missed it, the Toronto Raptors won their first NBA title two nights ago (June 13). Although Drake isn’t a part-owner of the Raptors, just a proud Torontonian, in celebration of the historic win, Drake has dropped two new songs. There isn’t much that indicates that a Scorpion follow-up is imminent, but this…

Review: Little Mix Attempts to “Bounce Back” With New Single

For some reason, outside of the Nicki Minaj-assisted “Woman Like Me,” the songs from Little Mix’s spunky and fierce LM5 (read my review here) failed to properly connect. In a move that’s quite unlike them, the girls have quickly moved on to a new single: “Bounce Back.” “Bounce Back” is a bounce music-influenced summer jam….

2019 GRAMMYs Recap

Allegedly, last night was Music’s Biggest Night. The 61st Annual Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles; decked out with explosive performances, surprisingly solid results, and tributes galore, the Grammys delivered a formidable telecast despite the lack of major superstars. THE AWARDS Kacey Musgraves’ gorgeous Golden Hour was awarded the top prize (Album of the Year), while…

GRAMMYs Watch: Who’s Taking Home Album of the Year?

This year is going to be full of surprises. Every category in the General Field (Best New Artist; Album/Record/Song of the Year) has been expanded from five to eight nominees. In past years, we could rely on traditional voting patterns to make strong predictions. Now, this expansion of the field, coupled with the increased blurring…

GRAMMYs Watch: Who’s Winning In the Rap Categories?

Best Rap Performance The nominees: “Be Careful” (Cardi B); “Nice for What” (Drake); “Bubblin’” (Anderson .Paak); “King’s Dead” (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, James Blake); “SICKO MODE” (Travis Scott, Drake, Swae Lee, Big Hawk) As much as I adore Anderson .Paak and his effervescent single, “Bubblin’,” I think it’s safe to say that he will…

2019 Grammys Nominations Predictions: Album of the Year

This year all of the General Field categories (Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist) have been expanded from five nominees each to eight. Although more nominees means more records and artists being recognized, this also means predicting these categories become much, much harder. I’ll separate these…

2019 Grammys Nominations Predictions: Record of the Year

This year all of the General Field categories (Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist) have been expanded from five nominees each to eight. Although more nominees means more records and artists being recognized, this also means predicting these categories become much, much harder. I’ll separate these…

2019 Grammys Nominations Predictions: The Rap Field

Best Rap Album Rap music is far and away the biggest genre in music today. Everyone wants to be a consumer and creator of the culture. With the massive influx of new rappers and veterans stepping up their game to keep up with younger artists, the rap categories at this year’s ceremony will be especially…

2019 Grammys Nominations Predictions: Song of the Year

This year all of the General Field categories (Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist) have been expanded from five nominees each to eight. Although more nominees means more records and artists being recognized, this also means predicting these categories become much, much harder. I’ll separate these…