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A Big Year for Kanye

This has been a big year for Kanye West.  He dropped a new album, had a child with Kim Kardashian and now is recently engaged.  The guy seems unstoppable.  He's had a few outrageous moments, of course, and is now touring for his Yeezus album.  This Saturday he'll be performing with Kendrick Lamar at Madison Square Garden.  Sunday he'll be performing with A Tribe Called Quest.

He seems to always be doing things his way regardless of what others are going to say about him.  He started to come out wearing the confederate flag and told Ryan Seacrest on his morning show that he was taking back the symbol.  Although it is a risky move, he is commended on his boldness.  Who knows how it will go over in the long run, and if people will even take to the statement the way he intends.  
Another interesting thing the artist has done is putting his fiance Kim Kardashian in his latest music video for Bound 2.  Risque? You bet.  Kardashian is topless and straddling a motorcycle as West …

Top 5 Albums of 2017, sorta.

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It's been a long time since we posted, almost 4 years in fact. We had to start the list off with Rag'n'Bone man, well because he just rules. I was sitting in my apt on 34th street (yes I know, right near the annoying tourist trap of the Empire State building) , and this video came on Youtube randomly while I was watching other cat videos probably and the entire vibe just caught my attention- I knew 'Human' was going to rule and people were going to catch on. The next time this guy comes into town for a show or maybe performing at some Z100 private show, or at some swanky NYC SoHo Loft Event , I gotta get myself there!  What did you guys think of the list below?  there were a few others that definitely caught my eye, Coldplay's new record, and a bunch of local Delancey St. lower east side bands that wouldn't be relevant to the majority of you guys, but this is a good start and if I had to limit it to just 5, these are the ones I would choose.

Thanks to bill…

Rolling Stone takes a shot at EDM

EDM hasn't been around for as long as Rock n Roll's history and Rolling Stone Italia seems to want it to stay that way  
Last week the magazine uploaded a video to its online website that, although seeming satirical, pokes fun at electric dance music.  Rolling Stone claims that that kind of music will die, but guitar solos and rock anthems will not.  The video goes on about how EDM is fake music and that there is nothing like Rock and there will never be anything to beat it so EDM should just stop now. 
Rolling Stone focuses on the drug related aspects of EDM and how it almost always is associated with half naked girls, lollipops and neon lights.  The "bad stuff."  But what about the good? 
Technology has made some intense advances and now artists can pull sounds from anywhere to make a catchy tune.  Of course there are going to be some duds in a world where music is easy to make, but searching for the gold is worth it.  The video targeting EDM most likely is to take…

What are we going to do with Bieber?

Justin, Justin, Justin.  What's going on, guy?  You seem to be quite the trouble maker these days.

If you haven't noticed, Justin Bieber's name has been surrounded by chaos lately.  Just this past weekend he was booed on stage after only performing for an hour.  He had gotten on the Buenos Aires stage an hour and a half late because of a day spent in the hospital.  He wrote "food poisoning is #allbad" on his twitter to fans earlier with a picture of him and an IV drip.  

Do we give him credit for still getting up on stage even for a little while?  I guess so, but kid, what are you eating over there that keeps giving you food poisoning.  Seems best to stay away from that, your fans need you.  

This incident is following a handful of others on tour.  A video surfaced of a woman videotaping a sleeping Bieber and tweeting money she allegedly was given by the singer.  He has also been charged with graffiti in Brazil which could land him a year in jail if convicted.  On…

Say Cheese Beyonce

Who doesn't like a good concert?  The music is loud, it's live and your favorite artist is on stage... what could be better.

How about being front row while the music is loud, it's live and your favorite artist is on stage?  It can actually get even cooler if you're Valentina Attard.  This past weekend the 15-year-old wanted to take a picture of herself at a Beyonce concert.

Next thing she knew, Beyonce was right behind her posing for a selfie with her.  Attard wrote on her tumblr that she asked the singer to take the photo with her.  After, she wrote that "it was such a blur i just remember her bending down to me and my friend and i just turned for the photo and wowoowow it was the best moment ever like she posed its crazy i wasnt even expecting her to look at my phone or notice me in the crowd."

While Attard was taking the picture, there is also video footage of Beyonce bending down mid song to pose with the girl.  You can see it HERE at around 1:00.  

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The Slants

Boy bands are in again.  One Direction, The Wanted, The... Slants.  Yes, that's right, an all boy Asian-American band.  The name is striking, it might even make you crack a smile, but The Slants don't care.  They are all about breaking racial stereotypes.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark office doesn't feel the same way.  The Slants have been denied access registering their name because the government believes the name to be offensive towards Asian-
Americans.

It's all about perspective though, The Slants see it in a completely different way.  They think that their band name empowers instead of mocks.  In an interview with Time Entertainment, founder Simon Tam says its a case of reverse racism.  "In my opinion, the concern is a little misguided.  We have people being offended on behalf of our community, yet they're denying us rights."  Basically, what's the big deal?  

Society has labeled and categorized different social groups forever.  Prior to Asian, …

Hear her ROAR

Katy Perry has made us all wait for her new album Prism.  Its been three years since Teenage Dream and Perry has finally unleashed her latest project.  Not as playful as Teenage Dream, Prism still is full of catchy popular tunes that are sure to make it big on the radio.  Not a full five stars but it's not half bad and will probably make you want to dance.

I mean, who doesn't like a little Katy Perry once in a while?  "Roar" has already become a hit and it only came out a bit over a month ago.  This is her fourth studio album and "Roar" is getting it off to a great start.

There was a little controversy around the song when it first appeared however.  Sara Bareilles came out with her new single "Brave" right before Perry's new hit.  When the two are played together the melodies are strikingly similar.  The only people who seem to be upset about the coincidence are fans of Bareilles and Perry.  When asked about it, Bareilles jokes and says ult…