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  1. Career Arc: The Not-Quite Stardom of Gabrielle Union

    Rembert Browne

    Let's look back at Busta Rhymes's video for 2006’s "I Love My Chick." This is when it becomes clear that actor Gabrielle Union's career is ripe for a thorough investigation. The music video is inspired by 2005’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith, w...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  2. The Sound of Music Live!, Starring Audra McDonald With Recurring ...

    Rembert Browne

    I didn't want to watch NBC's The Sound of Music Live! with Carrie Underwood as Maria last night. So I didn't. Even though I had said earlier in the day I would write about it, once I learned about the passing of the most exemplary of humans, Nelson M...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  3. Ease Your Bound 2 PTSD With Seth Rogen and James Franco's Boun...

    Rembert Browne

    A great deal has been written and Photoshopped with regard to Kanye West's video for Kim Kardashian, "Bound 2." If you haven't seen the video, this would be the best time to watch it. When I wrote about "Bound 2" last week, I expressed disappo...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  4. You're Either With Us or Against Us: The CMAs and the Country Mus...

    Rembert Browne

    "Welcome to the family." This is how country singer Jake Owen responded after Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale announced her upcoming country album onstage at the 2013 Country Music Awards in Nashville. It was a startling, cultlike moment, on...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  5. The YouTube Music Awards: Like the Kids' Choice Awards, Only YouT...

    Rembert Browne

    On Sunday night, YouTube held its first annual music awards show. They were called the YouTube Music Awards. And to view said awards, all you had to do was go on YouTube. Unfortunately, during the time of the YouTube Awards, I was nowhere near a Y...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  6. Songs of the Week: CMJ Edition

    Rembert Browne

    Every fall, New York City is bombarded with a number of things, from fallen leaves to bed bugs and rent hikes. Another mainstay is the CMJ Music Marathon, which began on October 15 and officially wraps on the 19th. In the landscape of festivals, i...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  7. Pusha T Conquers the One Problem That Has Kept Him From Becoming ...

    Rembert Browne

    In the 11 years that I've been faithfully listening to Pusha T, not once did I think he'd ever become one of our brightest stars. There have been glimpses of it for a long time — many of which have contributed to his lengthy career — but ...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  8. The Only Venn Diagram You Need to Understand the 2013 AMA Nominat...

    Rembert Browne

    Award shows still happen. And they still give out awards at these award shows. And unfortunately, they continue to dictate how the populace interprets and categorizes music. One of those shows is the American Music Awards, and its list of nominees we...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  9. Best Song of the Millennium, Round 5: What the Hell Just Happened...

    Rembert Browne

    This is ridiculous. I received an e-mail on Wednesday afternoon, made possible only by finding the one RV at Burning Man with a wireless signal strong enough to open Gmail. It was from Sean Fennessey. Of Grantland.com. "It's looking like 'He...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  10. Rembert Explains America: In Search of John Wall, A$AP Ferg, and ...

    Rembert Browne

    Deciding to return to a music festival is always a risky move. Rational decision-making tells you good times were had the first time, so why not relive that magic? But in your gut you know that without the adrenaline that comes with the new experienc...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  11. Songs of the Week: The Rembert Explains America Road Trip Playlis...

    Rembert Browne

    Instead of the normal Songs of the Week, I present to you two playlists that stem from spending 30-plus hours a week behind the wheel, listening to music. 1. America Road Trip Driving Jamz (Day): Really necessary, fun, important songs to listen to...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  12. Rembert Explains America: The Glory of the Essence Music Festival...

    Rembert Browne

    Calling the Essence Music Festival, held in New Orleans, my "little secret" feels ridiculous. It's a massively attended four-day event that turns hotel lobbies, French Quarter streets, and the behemoth that is the Superdome into vibrant spaces filled...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  13. The Only Thing You Need to See From Last Night's Billboard Music ...

    Rembert Browne

    The Billboard Music Awards took place last night in Las Vegas. The MGM Grand Garden Arena was filled to the brim with stars, from America's Taylor Swift to Canada's Justi — Again. AGAIN. OK. So here's the background to the ...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  14. Cam'ron Rapping Over TV Themes: A History

    Rembert Browne

    Yes, the day after the new Daft Punk album, Random Access Memories, is streaming in full on iTunes, I am writing about Cam'ron. AND I COULDN'T BE MORE THRILLED. Why? Because, for his latest single, Cam dipped back into his most hilarious, oddly...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  15. Just Say No to the Hashtagization of the Music Industry

    Rembert Browne

    I've never been in one of these meetings, but one has to assume this is how it goes down: Ideas Meeting Idea Haver: OK, so here's my idea. This new song we have on our hands, it's great, but I want to make sure it gets big. You know, VIRAL. Like ...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  16. Rembert Explains the '90s: Limp Bizkit, 'Faith'

    Rembert Browne

    Welcome to our new series, Rembert Explains the '90s. Unlike the source material for our previous, '80s-themed series, these videos have been seen countless times, with the result being an unparalleled, almost embarrassing level of expertise. Rembert...

    Blog | April 25, 2013