Armand Abdul Malik

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Pink Takes Aim At Dr. Luke In New Interview "He's Not A Good Person"

<b>Pink's Studio Albums: Revisited & Ranked</b><p>From best to worst, we revisit and rank Pink's six studio albums.<p>MORE >><p><b>Pink</b> is the latest artist to side …

Should Women Make Their Own Pop Music Canon?

This summer, I did something I highly recommend. I listened to 150 albums by women in a row. Then I listened to 72 more. (I’m still going.) I did it because I had begun to notice a narrowness in my sonic universe. Just about everywhere I went, it was raining men.<p>The other day, I spent 75 minutes at …

Aretha Franklin

Carlos Santana And The Isley Brothers Still Believe Music Can Change The World

Carlos Santana is a true musician’s musician, one who believes in and loves the art of collaborating with his fellow artists. Few artists in history have worked with more great artists than Santana, whose list of musical partners includes Miles Davis, Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Willie Nelson, …

Music

Tom Petty's Last Rolling Stone Interview

In his only sit-down interview on his final tour, he talked loving the Heartbreakers, hating "Zombie Zoo" and why he was having so much fun …

Music

Rick Rubin Talks 'Breathtaking' Poetry of Tom Petty

Producer Rick Rubin wasn't a Tom Petty fan growing up. "I usually liked more edgy music," he tells <i>Rolling Stone</i>. But he fell in love with the …

Music

Some Nerds Used Algorithms to Find Out Which Word Is the "Most Hip-Hop"

They also discovered that "racism" is one of the words that is most central to Kanye West's work, whatever that means.<p>Rap and nerds. Nerds and rap. The two are complementary to each other, as evidenced by Genius, anime artwork, and Jedi Mind Tricks. Though many of that world's most famous lines and …

OPINION: Beware Risks in China’s Economy

China’s economy continues to be a major source of uncertainty for global growth this year. Its 6.7 percent expansion in 2016 was within the range of Beijing’s target and may appear to be steadily on course to a slower but more stable growth. But the world’s second-largest economy is confronted with …

Economy

What’s it like to study Kanye West at university?

The figure of Kanye West has proved controversial and complex over his decades-spanning career. Maintaining a vast discography with killer beats and protesting lyrical discourse held in equal measure, his place in the sphere of celebrity and political chess moves – some better received than others …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Donald Trump's Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Marking Black History Month, the president made some strange observations about Douglass and Martin Luther King, but mostly talked about himself.<p>Does Donald Trump actually know who Frederick Douglass was? The president mentioned the great abolitionist, former slave, and suffrage campaigner during a …

Black History