Prince, ‘HitNRun Phase One’ – Short Take Review


Prince’s Eccentricity Lives On Via ‘HitNRun’ Despite Imperfections Prince • HitNRun Phase One • NPG • Release Date: September 14, 2015 Ah, the return of “The Purple One.” These days, Prince doesn’t seem too concerned about a fancy rollout of new material. Then again, who does seem to care about intensive promo? Because of a…

MTV VMAs: A Reflection


View this post on Instagram A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Aug 25, 2014 at 2:01am PDT So on Sunday night, that famous (or infamous) show known as the VMAs took place on MTV. It’s sort of funny you know? At one time, MTV actually played true to its name – music television. Not…

Review: Iggy Azalea, ‘The New Classic’


Aussie newcomer Iggy Azalea shows potential on her debut rap LP  Iggy Azalea • The New Classic • def Jam • US Release Date: April 22, 2014 “Oh what, a white girl with a flow ain’t been seen before?” Um, well, not really – at least not that much?  Fact – you can name how many…

Is Conor Maynard More Adventurous? ‘Contrast’ Shows Some Tinges


If ‘teen’ is a suffix on your age, then you shouldn’t be too suggestive musically, right? Well, that has seemed to be the trend throughout the year. British pop singer Conor Maynard is 20 and January 8, 2013 saw the U.S. release of his debut Contrast. Because I have such an ‘affinity’ to teen-pop/youthful-pop – at least to criticize it…