When Miley Cyrus released her new song, “We Can’t Stop”, I was among the first to slam the record for its blatant imitations of all the wrong aspects of Urban culture. Now, just hours after the song rocketed onto the Billboard Hot 100 at #11, its writers have confirmed that Cyrus intentionally sought a “black” sound for [...]
There have been several fake versions of Kanye West’s Yeezus track list circulating on the web for weeks but the official lineup has finally been revealed. Due for release on June 18th, the album will feature appearances by Frank ocean, Chief Keef, Travi$ Scott, Charlie Wilson and…God.
Thank you, Justin Timberlake. Robin Thicke’s career reached a new peak this week after his inescapable single, “Blurred Lines”, climbed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, thus beginning its reign at the summit of the US charts and breathing new life into the careers of T.I. and Pharrell.
Fantasia is pacing herself with the promotion of her Side Effects of You album. After a short break from the media while she tours North America with tenor Andrea Bocelli, the singer resurfaced on The Today Show this morning to talk about her music, triumphs and much more.
It is always difficult for any serious music fan to watch their favourite artists age and experience a natural decline in their ability. Yet, it is even more disturbing when those changes seemingly result from factors other than time and damage or prematurely end great careers. As we address this issue, let’s discuss 7 singers [...]
In my recent Boiling Point article concerning Whitney Houston’s artistry, I stated that the late diva lacked a signature album and that her catalogue was quite dull when compared to that of several other popular female acts, including Madonna and Mariah Carey. Yet, does that also mean that Houston failed to record a definitive song?
The music industry is controlled by the people with the right connections to reach the top. For instance, Alexandra Burke is relatively unknown in the US and has yet to score a new deal since being dropped by RCA Records but thanks to help from manager Kevin Liles and Beyonce’s choreographer, she found her way [...]
I won’t believe that Ashanti’s BraveHeart has been released until I have a copy of the album on iTunes but that doesn’t mean that her fans should be prevented from dreaming. Providing more false hope, the singer-songwriter unveiled the official track list of the set, which is scheduled to arrive on July 30th.
To prevent The Lava Lizard homepage from looking like a Kelly Rowland fan page, I was hesitant about sharing this studio version of her new song, “Street Life”. Naturally, her fans took my silence as a slight and threatened to RowlandStone me to death if I didn’t review the tune so I here I go…