Posts tagged "Straight Up"

Jheri Curl Fridays Presents: The Definitive Guide To ’80s R&B: Paula Abdul

While she’s best known today as a loopy (to put it mildly) reality show judge, Paula Abdul ranked alongside Janet Jackson, Madonna and Whitney Houston as one of the biggest female pop stars of the late Eighties and early Nineties. In addition to her musical success, she was a successful choreographer, working on everything from ZZ Top music videos to “The Tracey Ullman Show.” I won’t ask what the hell Tracey Ullman needed choreography for, but whatever that was, Paula [...]

The Singles Bar: J. Cole’s “Work Out”

Rapper J. Cole didn’t really appear on my radar until I heard the excellent Friday Night Lights mixtape at the tail end of last year. It’s been a while since I’ve been this excited about a rapper, and the endless delay for his official debut album has been a bit frustrating, to say the least. So it’s with great pleasure that I announce something y’all all probably know already (because I am late). Cole’s full-length debut album, Cole World: The [...]