Why are People Ignoring Mary J. Blige?

I wrote a piece for Salon about the new Mary J. Blige album and the strange treatment of R&B in the music press. Read it here. Check out Blige’s explosive “Power Back” below, a song that shows her perfectly at home in a pop climate dominated by DJ Mustard.

Talk A Good Game

I reviewed the new Kelly Rowland album, Talk A Good Game, for Paste.  Below, the Rowland tune “Dirty Laundry.”

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