Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight Review

On Sept. 2, Travis Scott released his album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. The album first premiered in full on Scott’s show, .wav radio, on Beats 1. Scott had originally teased the album through social media, but had deleted the tweets about the album while he was on tour. The album features a jam-packed … Continue reading Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight Review

House of Cards season 4 offers hope of a return-to-form

At this point, fans of House of Cards should know what the show is all about. The Emmy-winning Netflix series presents itself initially as a smart, insider political drama, but in actuality, it is a primetime soap. In essence, House of Cards is a guilty-pleasure without the guilt—the best kind. The change began in season … Continue reading House of Cards season 4 offers hope of a return-to-form

Ariana Grande is one “Dangerous Woman”

Ariana Grande’s new track let fans know her man makes her feel “dangerous,” and it’s a safe bet that her chart-topping status does too. The 22-year-old singer’s forthcoming album Dangerous Woman isn’t set for release until May 20, but her promotional tracks’ successes have already suggested her next installment will be another Billboard triumph. The … Continue reading Ariana Grande is one “Dangerous Woman”

Fuller House – Is It Worth Your Time?

“Whatever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, the evening T.V…” Full House is back, and this time it is slightly Fuller, but make no mistake. The theme song places an intrinsic value on predictability and the premiere of this sequel series does not forget it. Almost the entire original cast (sans the Olsen twins) … Continue reading Fuller House – Is It Worth Your Time?

Dolly Parton – Here She Comes Again

Here she comes again. Despite her signature sparkles and fervent vocals, Dolly Parton explained the Pure & Simple approach to her upcoming North American tour earlier this week. On Monday, March 7, Parton took to Twitter and her official website, teasing the release of her new double-disk record – a clear affirmation that age won’t … Continue reading Dolly Parton – Here She Comes Again

Demi Lovato’s “Stone Cold” Music Video Leaves us with Chills

Demi Lovato's power ballad "Stone Cold" and its frostbitten music video have left us all with goose bumps, and not just because of the video's arctic feel. The fifth track off the 23-year-old singer's fifth studio album Confident is arguably Lovato's most vocally impressive track to date. Featuring cinematic breaks in emotion-heavy lyrics, wedged between … Continue reading Demi Lovato’s “Stone Cold” Music Video Leaves us with Chills

Beyoncé Slays in New Single, “Formation”

Since the debut of her vigorous new single “Formation,” singer-songwriter Beyoncé has shown fans and haters alike that she’s got a whole lot more than hot sauce in her House of Dereon bag.  She has a political message – one she stands firmly behind. After the Feb. 6 release of the prideful anthem, the Internet … Continue reading Beyoncé Slays in New Single, “Formation”

Survivor: Kaôh Rōng

When the twist for Survivor: Cagayan, the series’ 28th season, was announced – dividing contestants into tribes based on their primary attributes, Brains, Brawns, or Beauty – I was quick to assert that the Beauty tribe would dominate the game. They’d have a great mix of social skills and an unthreatening façade, I argued; you … Continue reading Survivor: Kaôh Rōng

Former One Direction Member Zayn Malik Releases Intimate Single “Pillowtalk”

After announcing his official departure from the hit-making, British boy band One Direction in March, Zayn Malik released his first solo single “Pillowtalk” last Friday. The track, released on Jan. 29, holds a clear incentive of removing the remnants of any pending boy band baggage weighing Malik down. Thankfully for the tatted "Bradford Bad Boy,” … Continue reading Former One Direction Member Zayn Malik Releases Intimate Single “Pillowtalk”