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Mia
Library lady/writer/all around random individual
Interests: Writing, music, crappy tv...yep that's about it.
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WHO'S THIS: Elle Varner FROM WHERE: Los Angeles, CA WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: Her musical style is just as vibrant and quirky as her persona seems to be. Varner mixes old school hip-hop, soul and jazz into a fun urban... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2012 at Bark + Bite
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WHO'S THIS: Anjulie FROM WHERE: Ontario, Canada WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: Anjulie’s biggest draw is her voice. She’s not a belter like a Mariah or Beyonce, nor is she limited vocally in the way that a lot of female pop... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2012 at Bark + Bite
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WHO'S THIS: Azealia Banks FROM WHERE: Harlem. She also attended the famed LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, where alums include another female rapper by the name of Nicki Minaj and a host of other famous folks. WHY YOU SHOULD... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2012 at Bark + Bite
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WHO'S THIS: The Yes Ma’ams. Known individually as Privacy, Secret and Slander. FROM WHERE: Who knows. There’s not a lot of information out about them, which works in this case. Way to let the music speak for itself. WHY YOU... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at Bark + Bite
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WHO'S THIS: TiRon & Ayomari FROM WHERE: TiRon hails from the midwest by way of Chicago. Ayomari is from ATL but lives in Los Angeles. WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN: Both rappers have solo careers, however, last year they came together... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2012 at Bark + Bite
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WHO'S THIS: Neon Hitch (Yes, that's her god-given name) FROM WHERE: London, UK...kinda. She grew up traveling in a bus with her family and had dreams of being a famous trapeze artist. There’s even a BBC documentary about it. She... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at Bark + Bite
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In this new music landscape, it’s not unusual for rappers to release independent albums that are better than most mainstream releases. One of the artists to catch this wave has been Schoolboy Q. Hailing from the left coast, he’s given... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2012 at Bark + Bite
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It seems that the UK is the land o’ plenty when it comes to unpolished diamonds in music. We can sit and go over all of the names of the phenomenal voices they’ve given us over the years, but let’s... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2012 at Bark + Bite
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You might not recognize her name just yet, but you’ve definitely heard her words. And it’s honestly time to change that. Stacy Barthe is the latest songwriter to try her hand at a solo career and music heads should be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at Bark + Bite
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Perhaps the most polarizing conversation on the Internet these days is the one surrounding the Stop Online Piracy Act, also known as SOPA. The bill, currently in the House of Representatives is designed to cut down on piracy of music... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2012 at Bark + Bite
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Subtlety has never been The Throne’s strong suit. The supergroup, separately known as hip hop juggernauts Jay-Z and Kanye West, released an album earlier this year full of showy, convoluted beats overlayed with equally flashy, I’m-richer-and-cooler-than-you verses. So, when talks... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2011 at Bark + Bite
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Now that the temperatures are cooling, summer seems almost like a distant memory. It’s the season that always goes by too quickly but is packed with tons of fun and loads of memories. Another thing that stands out in most... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Bark + Bite
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Like most musical beef, this one has ridiculous origins. This time it was all over a haircut. Singer Lloyd appeared on BET's 106 and Park sporting a new look that was curiously similar to up and coming singer Miguel's horizontal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2011 at Bark + Bite
Armchair psychoanalysis aside, I have to say it sound like you're pretty right about what's going on here. CB was prepped for that interview and there's no way I can be convinced that he didn't know that line of questioning was coming. He should get used to getting Rihanna questions and come up with some deflective answers or just not do interviews at all. Robin Roberts was just doing her job as a journalist. If you're part of a story, especially when there have been recent developments in said story, you can be you're going to get asked about it if interviewed. He's not a new jack when it comes to the media so I don't know why he was shocked. She was even pretty apologetic about her questions, believe if that was Larry King he wouldn't have been as nice about it as she was. Neither of those is the main issue though. His behavior is the issue. Adults do not use their fists to express themselves every time they get frustrated. That's what's troubling. Did he learn anything in anger management? Doesn't seem like it to me.
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Photo:Getty/Wireimage Justin Timberlake is rare among boy band alum. While most disappear into what-happened-to-them oblivion or try to cling on to their glory days, he managed to emerge as a legitimate and respectable pop artist. Timberlake stopped being the one... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at Bark + Bite
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Rapper Childish Gambino might look familiar to those that are fans of NBC’s Thursday night comedy line-up. That's because Gambino and Donald Glover, the guy that plays Troy on Community, are the same person. Add him to the short list... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2011 at Bark + Bite
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Is the world ready for a pint-size Nicki Minaj? Not the uber sexed up, theatrical version. That would be all types of wrong and maybe a little To Catch a Predator like. Think more along the lines of the fun,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Bark + Bite
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For those not old enough to have experienced the sophistication of '50s doo-wop, the glamour of '70s soul or the domination of Michael and Prince during the '80s, the '90s was our golden era. There was something for everyone. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2011 at Bark + Bite
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There are many facets to being a recording artist. Sure, the musical talent is the most important part, but product development and endorsement can serve as a big cash cow. Musicians have transformed themselves into brands, hocking everything from perfumes,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2010 at Bark + Bite
I have to admit I'd revert back to my squealing teenagery self if that joint NSYNC and BSB show ever happened. I'd only watch the NSYNC set though b/c I'm biased like that. Also, your boyband knowledge is very impressive. Very, very impressive.
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While I do recognize that they're not contemporaries, the fact that they are going on a joint tour kind of lumps them together in this instance. Also, I'm not exactly sure how they represent different styles. Both groups sing catchy pop songs with a bit of an R&B tinge while wearing essentially the same outfit and doing the same choreography. I'm kinda leaning towards the fact that they belong in the exact same category. I will agree, however, that BSB is the liability in this situation. I'm just really uncomfortable with the whole deal. I really wanted to be excited about the AMA performance. I also bought into the boy band craze big time. Instead I just felt weirded out afterwards. Also, I'm just still really mad about the NKOTB and Ne-Yo song. Neither group was ever my type of hype to be honest. I'm more of an NSYNC girl myself, but I do have some NKOTB book covers that I'm totally breaking out for grad school if possible.
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All good things must come to an end. The saying has never been more aptly applied than when it comes to the shelf life of pop stardom. Seeing a former championship fighter in the ring past their prime is depressing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at Bark + Bite
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The rap world went into a frenzy last week when news of Lil Wayne’s release from Riker’s Island hit the streets (read: internet). After serving eight months in the NY jail, some in solitary confinement, Weezy F. Baby was finally... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2010 at Bark + Bite
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Photo: Wireimage The headlines that come after T.I.'s name have been on the downward trajectory ever since he and his wife, Tiny, were busted for drug possession in L.A. a few weeks back. Which is a shame, because prior to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at Bark + Bite
Hey Crystal, You're right. Success is relative. My point was that for those who choose the solo spotlight paired against the lead singer the scales may be tipped in the latter's favor. Thanks for giving me the heads up on the scope of her success overseas. I just hope she can do the same w/ her upcoming stateside release. She has an immense amount of talent. I thought both of her albums were good. Thanks for commenting.
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