Review: Gentleman & Ky-Mani Marley – Conversations

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Ky-Mani Marley has only one memory of his father, Bob Marley, who passed away when he was barely five years old. He would never get to experience what the other Marley children shared with their father, but as an artist he has stepped into his natural birthright as a recognized … Continue Reading →

Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway

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The Getaway is the eleventh studio album that the Red Hot Chili Peppers have released. The Chili Peppers have been given many genre titles from funk to punk, psychedelic to jam band. Whatever it’s called, the method of their madness has been working for over 30 years now. Notable achievements … Continue Reading →

Review: Yuna – Chapters

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The songstress Yuna hails from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where her singing career took form during the heydays of Myspace Music. Though she had plans to pursue a career as a lawyer, officially completing her law degree before moving to Los Angeles, it was the discovery of her songwriting abilities that … Continue Reading →

Review: Corinne Bailey Rae – The Heart Speaks In Whispers

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Her roots are in 90s alternative rock, but singer and songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae has found her voice as a solo artist with more soulful undertones since the days with her female indie band Helen. She continues to be empowered by the many feminist artists across music and literature who … Continue Reading →

Review: Jessica Rotter – Plains

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Entertainment is in Jessica Rotter’s blood. One could say that she was born for this moment, given that she is the third generation of her family to embark on a career in the music industry. Her grandfather is known for having written songs and performed with legendary members of the … Continue Reading →

Celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of Pop Magazine

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On the occasion of Pop Magazine’s second anniversary we want to give a shout-out to all musical artists working hard to deliver great music to the world. Pop music and culture are thriving because of artists that bring the novel, unique, remarkable, and meaningful to the table, with the power … Continue Reading →

Review: Mayer Hawthorne – Man About Town

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Mayer Hawthorne’s new album is entitled Man About Town. A more appropriate title, for those unfamiliar with his work, may have been The Thief. The entire album dances the line between flattery and flat out copycatting. In the first three tracks you’ll hear Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Barry White’s Can’t Get … Continue Reading →

Abiah: An Artist Reimagined

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It’s not often that an established artist gains the freedom to reinvent himself during the course of his career. Yet this is exactly what solo vocalist Jeremiah accomplished when he re-emerged onto the scene as Abiah in 2012. It is in the transformation from Jeremiah to Abiah that this story … Continue Reading →

Review: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – This Unruly Mess I’ve Made

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“If you aren’t scared of what you’ve created, you aren’t done yet.” Words to live by from the rap artist Ben Haggerty, known professionally as Macklemore. On February 26th, he and musical producer Ryan Lewis released their second album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, a follow-up to The Heist. Though … Continue Reading →

Review: Kanye West – The Life Of Pablo

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Kanye West is out of his mind. I know. You know. The Twittersphere and Obama know it. Interestingly enough, however, he’s always been the first to acknowledge it. Whatever you will say about Kanye, he, himself, will say about Kanye. Judging by his over-the-top behavior and highly controversial shenanigans, it’s … Continue Reading →

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