8 Artists: Buy or Sell?


Musicians in particular are known for their respective personalities, controversies, and of course how successful they are or aren’t commercially. Assembling a list of eight big names who have all yielded tremendous success not absent of some sort of controversy or pushback, this post seeks to make a judgement about the state of each artist’s…

Labor Day (And Beyond): The Playlist


My working compadres, in the spirit of work (and play), check out my grueling  12 ‘Work’ Songs For Labor Day And Beyond playlist, penned exclusively for starpulse.com.  Happy Labor day!!!  Keeping it short and sweet! Photo Credits: © Def Jam, © Warner Bros.

‘Stone Love’: Underrated Album and Artist


“My sunshine has come / and I’m all cried out / and there’s no more rain in this cloud.” Ah, the soulful, sultry pipes of Angie Stone were such a lift and a factor in the now deceased neo-soul movement within R&B. Angie Stone exemplified the sub-genre that sought to keep soul alive and well…

20 Of The Dirtiest Rap Songs – Starpulse.com


View this post on Instagram Today Im Proud to announce my New Partnership as "Brand Ambassador" for the #1 Vapor co #Mcig MCIG.org …LETS VAPE! A post shared by Rick Ross (@richforever) on Jun 24, 2014 at 6:31am PDT Once upon a time, there was this popular Christina Aguilera song called “Dirrty”.  That song has nothing to do…

Thoughts: Nicki Minaj, “Pills N Potions”


Minaj’s “Pills” Contrasts edgier, more controversial single “Lookin’ Ass”  Nicki Minaj • “Pills N Potions” • Cash Money • Single Release Date: May 21, 2014 “Pills n potions / we’re overdosin’ / I’m angry but I still love you,” sings Nicki Minaj on the hook of her latest single, “Pills N Potions”. She continues singing…

Dancehall Artist Vybz Kartel Sentenced to Life in Prison


As Snoop Dogg once rapped in reference to his own trial,  “Murder Was The Case” indeed for Vybz Kartel, a popular Jamaican dancehall artist.  Kartel has been sentenced to life in prison after previously being convicted for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams according to the Associate Press.  Apparently Williams’ murder was one of extreme…

The 100 Best Songs of 2013: Complete!


After a year filled with numerous albums and even more songs, choosing 100 of the best is an incredibly difficult task.  Like with the best albums of 2013, there will be surprises as well as snubs.  Sometimes the snubs are oversights while at other items there are just so many notable songs that some just…

The 100 Best Songs of 2013: Part 3 (#50 – 26)


After a year filled with numerous albums and even more songs, choosing 100 of the best is an incredibly difficult task.  Like with the best albums of 2013, there will be surprises as well as snubs.  Sometimes the snubs are oversights while at other items there are just so many notable songs that some just…

Ten Random Songs I’m ‘Thankful For’ From 2013


Okay, I’m thankful for plenty in my young life.  One thing I’m most thankful for besides those traditional things like God, family, friends, employment, etc. is of course music.  Previously, I issued a playlist of  “Songs of Thanks” which featured titles that all had the words “Thank” included within them.  This ten song playlist is…