This morning, I couldn’t write. Though I’m on deadline to finish a Village Voice critique about my favorite band Apollo Heights (whose disc White Music for Black People should be blasting from your boombox right now, since its the perfect soundtrack for the forthcoming narrative), I can’t wrap my mindContinue Reading

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*A woman whose 29-second video clip of her baby dancing to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” was removed from YouTube for copyright infringement filed a counter notice and was allowed to re-post the footage, reports ABC News. As previously reported, Prince hired legal muscle Web Sherriff in September to go afterContinue Reading

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Will.I.Am’s unapologetic pursuit of pop music gets him labeled “fake” by so-called hip-hop purists who hate his intersections of rhythm with dance floor stuff, capable songwriting, and the bohemian dress of his base group the Black Eyed Peas. These people would have preferred if the Los Angeles native had stayedContinue Reading

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