Daily Archives: February 6, 2016


Beyonce’s “Formation” video is all things New Orleans from the location, Big Freedia, the Hurricane Katrina reference with the submerged police car and creole culture. Her daughter Blue-Ivy is the co-star of the clip. The song is from her next untitled album and Mike Will Made It is the producer. Beyonce will perform tomorrow during the Superbowl halftime show with Coldplay.


Media Questions Of The Week

RIAAlogoAre the RIAA’s new rules which equate 1,500 streams to an album sold for Gold and Platinum record certifications reasonable?



Do K.Michelle and Jasmine Sullivan have a point about the way white artists like Adele singing R&B are disproportionately promoted over Black artists who sing the same kind of material?


Is  Solange right about pop music writers needing to understand the culture of R&B and Brandy’s music beyond the hits to be credible R&B critics? And what did New York Times writer, Jon Caramanica mean by telling her not to”bite the hand that feeds her?”