Posts Tagged ‘Rebecca Haithcoat’

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MADONNA @ THE FORUM

October 29th, 2015

From announcing on American Bandstand that she wanted to rule the world to donning menswear to being chained to a bed to flipping numerous controversies to her advantage to changing her mind to challenging public opinion on … everything, she has spent her career refusing to pipe down and recite publicist-approved answers like a pretty pop star ought to. So if at age 57, Madonna wants to play pretend as a singer/songwriter by hopping on a stool, strumming a ukulele and singing “La Vie en rose,” like she did during her Rebel Heart tour stop at the Forum Tuesday night, well, she said it best: “No one fucks with the queen.”

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FASHAWN: MORE DIGNITY AND MORE HONOR

February 25th, 2015

Last week, Fashawn hit yet another speed bump when his highly anticipated sophomore album, The Ecology, leaked. His response? Release the album early on iTunes and book his release show for the Echoplex on Feb. 26. After all, as he said on 2009’s “Stars”: “A star is a star and it shines regardless.” This interview by Rebecca Haithcoat.

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KENDRICK LAMAR: LIFE IS FILLED WITH MUSIC

January 16th, 2013

When the first-week numbers for rapper Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut came in—just over 240,000—the good guys were finally the ones flicking corks off champagne bottles. good kid, m.A.A.d city, subtitled a “short film,” follows a teenage Lamar through Compton streets thick with tension. It is lyrically dense and intense, because Lamar is cerebral and ponders almost like the Apostles. In other words, it’s the kind of record critics are born to love. But that the mainstream threw its arms around the album as well proved that, in 2012 at least, the public might be craving meat and potatoes more than candy. This interview by Rebecca Haithcoat.

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IGGY AZALEA: THE ILLUMINATI HELPED

February 7th, 2012

In her videos, the glamazon Australian rapper suggestively licks ice cream and superimposes cartoon cats on her crotch. In person, she’s self-deprecating and giddily girlish. She just has one request: Will people please stop comparing her to Kreayshawn? This interview by Rebecca Haithcoat.

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WIZ KHALIFA: I WAS A NINJA TURTLE

May 2nd, 2011

Dressed in a denim blue letterman jacket, a white hoodie emblazoned with the image of James Dean, and red Converse, Wiz Khalifa looks as American as apple pie. After the Venice Beach shoot for ‘Roll Up,’ a single from his upcoming debut album on the label, he talked about Ninja Turtles, the paparazzi, and, of course, women and weed. This interview by Rebecca Haithcoat.