We should be taking white audiences to task for seeking to divorce Black artists from their race instead of critiquing artists like Lizzo and Whitney for their contributions to pop. When Prince died April 21, 2016, many a music fan was
He sneered at social convention, and celebrated sexuality while sporting platform heels and a face beat to the gawds.Prince Rogers Nelson was supposed to turn 59 years old today. Birthdays didn’t mean much to the genre and gender-bending musician though. In a 1999 interview, he told Dutch TV host Ivo Niehe, “I don’t celebrate birthdays so that stops me from counting days, which stops me from counting time, which allows me to still look the same as I did 10 years ago.” In the video, he looks over his sunglasses and shimmies for the audience as proof.
The popularity of Romphim suggests that it’s time we moved beyond limiting, boring ideas about clothing and gender. When someone first showed me the Romphim -- a romper for men -- my first thought was “yeah, of course.” This is, perhaps, because I
2016 has been rough. But let's not get back into the habit of disconnecting drug abuse and addiction from mental health issues. A writer named Judy Ann recently penned a piece for Medium intersecting drug abuse, addiction and the frequent deaths of
The American Music Awards mostly played by the rules this year, but some artists took the opportunity to express their displeasure with the current political atmosphere. Thank God. This might have been really boring if someone hadn't! Bruno Mars kicked off the