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The Maddening Arrogance and Elusiveness of Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake’s solo career has always struck me as a profound exercise in insincerity. And his arrogance has always been almost insultingly transparent, but no one seems to notice it – or care. Take this nugget from his “beggin for … Continue reading

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Crossover Is Complete: New Billboard Charts Complete A 30+ Year Process

According to Billboard: Billboard unveils new methodology today for the long-standing Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Latin Songs charts. Each receive a major consumer-influenced face-lift, as digital download sales (tracked by Nielsen SoundScan) and streaming data (tracked … Continue reading

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Russell Simmons and His Delusions of a Post-Racial World

My thoughts on Russell Simmons’ piece in The Hollywood Reporter.
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Soul Man: Revisiting Usher’s “Here I Stand”

My thoughts on Usher’s “Here I Stand.”
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Here We Go Again

My thoughts on Joe Jonas’ inevitable solo stardom.
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