Why Do We Care So Much About What’s Wrong with Kanye?

  By Bomani Jones All four of Kanye West’s solo albums since 2008 have elicited the same question: What’s wrong with this guy? We could figure it out when he released 808s and Heartbreak, as he was kind enough to put the answer in the title. Everything since has spurred reactions ranging from psychoanalysis to … Read moreWhy Do We Care So Much About What’s Wrong with Kanye?

BOWIE: ‘HEROES,’ HEAVENLY BODIES AND DAVID BOWIE’S UNTOUCHABLE BRILLIANCE

There is nothing more attractive about a musician than audacity. We give our stars the freedom to do pretty much whatever they want, so long as they please us. The irony of that trade is they often become musically safe in order to protect the spoils that come with stardom. Bowie stunned us with his … Read moreBOWIE: ‘HEROES,’ HEAVENLY BODIES AND DAVID BOWIE’S UNTOUCHABLE BRILLIANCE

Is This the End of OutKast, the Greatest Duo in Rap History?

I’m going to Atlanta to see OutKast because I’ll never see them live again. That’s why my best friend from growing up is flying in from Houston and my road dogs from North Carolina are making the trip. It’s why I bought as many tickets as I could whenever they were available, just to make … Read moreIs This the End of OutKast, the Greatest Duo in Rap History?

The Death of Bill Cosby’s Legacy

It’s been a slow death for the legend of Bill Cosby. As allegations of sexual assault — decades-old claims that are now being treated with appropriate gravity — envelop the 77-year-old Cosby, it’s easy to forget it’s been nearly 20 years since the Autumn Jackson trial showed us that America’s Dad might have been a … Read moreThe Death of Bill Cosby’s Legacy

The Death of Bill Cosby’s Legacy

It’s been a slow death for the legend of Bill Cosby. As allegations of sexual assault — decades-old claims that are now being treated with appropriate gravity — envelop the 77-year-old Cosby, it’s easy to forget it’s been nearly 20 years since the Autumn Jackson trial showed us that America’s Dad might have been a … Read moreThe Death of Bill Cosby’s Legacy