This week in covers: Erykah Badu takes on Drake’s latest, while Childish Gambino reaches back and remakes a Tamia classic.
A new season of TvOne’s documentary series “UnSung” launches next week with episodes dedicated to Nate Dogg, KC & The Sunshine Band and more!
Beta Play celebrates the release of their new EP with a video for “Electric 22”.
A Tribe Called Quest’s legendary debut album is being remastered and repackaged to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
I’ve spent a lot of time on this site raving about the TVOne docu-series UnSung, a show that has brought forth renewed interest in a bevy of R&B and rap acts from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. One artist who practically defines the term “unsung” (and probably isn’t high-profile enough to be covered by the show’s producers) is Betty Davis. Betty never sold a lot of records, never had a radio hit in any format, and has mostly disappeared from […]
The legendary Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds returns with a catchy new single and a sequel to his 1989 breakthrough album “Tender Lover”.
The story of legendary R&B/pop group New Edition is coming to a small screen near you.
Multi-faceted duo The Foreign Exchange previews their upcoming new album with the house-tactic “Asking For A Friend.”
The always-confounding Prince has just released a new single called “Stare”.
The legendary Janet Jackson joins forces with J. Cole for the video version of her hit single “No Sleeep”.
Beta Play (formerly Tommy & The High Pilots) are still young and hungry. Check out their performance for last.fm.
Pop icon Janet Jackson returns with “Unbreakable”, her first album of new material in seven years. How does Miss Janet fare? Check out the review.
An appreciation of George Michael’s “Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1”, 25 years (or so) after its release.
The Foreign Exchange give you that good grown-folks soul music on their new album, “Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey”.
Andre Cymone delivers a timeless message with a new song: “Give Peace A Chance”.
Check out “Restless”, the first newly recorded music from New Order in a decade.
Singer/songwriter Dornik may remind you of a certain King of Pop, but his “Stand In Your Line” is a summer jam and a half.
Grammy-winner Cee Lo Green returns after a short absence with new single “Robin Williams”.
Eh, give the guy another chance already.
Miguel wants to get into your pants.
If you were to ask me to list my favorite rap albums of all time (hey, there’s an idea for a future list), Public Enemy’s Fear Of A Black Planet would be near the top of that list. The album broke new ground sonically and lyrically, and should be an essential part of any hip-hop fan’s collection. As a 13 year old who was already knee deep in hip-hop when Fear came out, the album was a watershed moment in my […]
Let’s go to the movies! The Blerd Radio team discusses the marriage of film and rock in the latest podcast.
A playlist featuring some of my favorite New York songs.
The men of Dawes release a star-studded new video for the title track of their new album.
Is Phil Collins still one of those guys who should be considered a guilty pleasure? Fuck that. I’ve been re-thinking the whole “guilty pleasure” thing anyway (you like what you like), but even though Phil’s music was the mainstream-iest of the mainstream during his heyday (roughly 1984-1991), there’s no denying the man’s talent. To be a fantastic singer is one thing. To be a fantastic (and versatile) vocalist, “A” class drummer, solid songwriter and stellar producer? Phil’s got the juice-no […]
Storytime With Julian Velard! Tonight, He Tells Us About “The Night Ed Sheeran Slept On (His) Couch”
Singer/songwriter Julian Velard reminisces on “The Night Ed Sheeran Slept On My Couch” in his new video.
Billy Corgan doesn’t feature in our latest podcast (much), but this photo was too good to pass up.
Piggybacking off of our last episode, in which Mike Cunningham The Packet Man jokingly stated that he was the leader of the Pittsburgh chapter of the NAACP, we ( Big Money, Dr. Z , Michael Parr and The Packet Man) decided to do a podcast about cultural appropriation. This is definitely more of a circular discussion (with no real conclusion) than many of our other podcasts, but it’s an interesting discussion. Some highlights: -We discuss what made us finally decide to pull the trigger on this discussion, with a special […]
New album, new video, new tour…check out all that’s new in the world of Miguel.
The Blerd Radio team talks nostalgia, originality and reboots (shout out to D.J. Tanner and Kimmy Gibler) in the latest podcast.
Celebrate Jheri Curl Friday with this Jacksons playlist.
I bet you can’t wait until the deluxe reissue of this podcast, coming your way in 2035. With bonus footage!