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47 items by Jeff Rosenthal

  • John Legend on His New Album, Sitcom and the Comedy of 'Liz and Dick'

    John Legend on His New Album, Sitcom and the Comedy of 'Liz and Dick' | ARTICLE

    Yesterday morning, while a mixture of rain and sleet sort-of pissed all over the streets of Manhattan, John Legend performed at the edge of Citi's pop-up skating rink in Bryant Park, a precipitation-free winter ...

    November 28, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • Rihanna '777' Tour, Day 6: In-Flight Surprises After London

    Rihanna '777' Tour, Day 6: In-Flight Surprises After London | ARTICLE

    To promote her new album, Unapologetic, Rihanna has set off on an ambitious globetrotting tour that will hit seven countries in seven days. Rolling Stone contributor Jeff Rosenthal is on the plane with a small army of fans and assistants,...

    November 20, 2012 4:55 PM ET
  • Rihanna's '777' Tour, Day 5: Escape From Berlin

    Rihanna's '777' Tour, Day 5: Escape From Berlin | ARTICLE

    To promote her new album, Unapologetic, Rihanna has set off on an ambitious globetrotting tour that will hit seven countries in seven days. Rolling Stone contributor Jeff Rosenthal is on the plane with a small army of fans and assistants,...

    November 19, 2012 1:40 PM ET
  • Rihanna's '777' Tour, Day 4: Hysteria in Paris

    Rihanna's '777' Tour, Day 4: Hysteria in Paris | ARTICLE

    To promote her new album, Unapologetic, Rihanna has set off on an ambitious globetrotting tour that will hit seven countries in seven days. Rolling Stone contributor Jeff Rosenthal is on the plane with a small army of fans and assistants,...

    November 18, 2012 3:45 PM ET
  • Rihanna's '777' Tour, Day 3: Tending Bar in Stockholm

    Rihanna's '777' Tour, Day 3: Tending Bar in Stockholm | ARTICLE

    To promote her new album, Unapologetic, Rihanna has set off on an ambitious globetrotting tour that will hit seven countries in seven days. Rolling Stone contributor Jeff Rosenthal is on the plane with a small army of fans and assistants,...

    November 17, 2012 11:31 AM ET
  • Rihanna's '777' Tour, Day 2: Psycho in Toronto

    Rihanna's '777' Tour, Day 2: Psycho in Toronto | ARTICLE

    To promote her new album, Unapologetic, Rihanna has set off on an ambitious globetrotting tour that will hit...

    November 16, 2012 2:35 PM ET
  • Rihanna's '777' Tour, Day 1: Mexico City, We Barely Made It!

    Rihanna's '777' Tour, Day 1: Mexico City, We Barely Made It! | ARTICLE

    To promote her new album, Unapologetic, Rihanna has set off on an ambitious globetrotting tour that will hit seven countries in seven days. Rolling Stone contributor Jeff Rosenthal is on the plane with a small army of...

    November 15, 2012 1:55 PM ET
  • Jay-Z Says No Guests Joining Him for Brooklyn Concerts

    Jay-Z Says No Guests Joining Him for Brooklyn Concerts | ARTICLE

    Outside of the 40/40 Club in Manhattan, where the NBA 2K13 launch party was being held on Wednesday night, the red carpet was crowded – a wall of cameras that threatened to topple over onto their willing...

    September 27, 2012 11:30 AM ET
  • Pusha T and Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music Crew Shrug Off Antagonism

    Pusha T and Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music Crew Shrug Off Antagonism | ARTICLE

    Pusha T was supposed to call some time before noon in New York, but he's in Hawaii, where the weather is perfect and the water is clear and the sun is probably beautiful, but it hasn't risen...

    September 13, 2012 2:00 PM ET
  • Hip-Hop Manager Chris Lighty Dead at 44

    Hip-Hop Manager Chris Lighty Dead at 44 | ARTICLE

    Chris Lighty, the influential hip-hop executive who managed stars including A Tribe Called Quest and 50 Cent, was found dead on Thursday morning at his home in the Bronx, New York. Police sources told the

    August 30, 2012 3:10 PM ET
  • Q&A: 2 Chainz on His Bond With Kanye, 'Wack-ipedia' and 'Bedroom Booms'

    Q&A: 2 Chainz on His Bond With Kanye, 'Wack-ipedia' and 'Bedroom Booms' | ARTICLE

    It may look like overnight success, but 2 Chainz has been bouncing around for over a decade, recording first under the name Tity Boi –as one-half of Playaz Circle, the duo that scored a 2007 hit with...

    August 13, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • Slaughterhouse Emphasize Complex Wordplay on 'Welcome to: Our House'

    Slaughterhouse Emphasize Complex Wordplay on 'Welcome to: Our House' | ARTICLE

    When host Sway Calloway asked the members of Slaughterhouse where they ranked among current rap crews, the question led to five full seconds of dead air last night in Sirius/XM's studios in midtown Manhattan. Label head Eminem, immediately...

    August 10, 2012 3:40 PM ET
  • 2 Chainz Throws Decadent Album Listening Party in New York

    2 Chainz Throws Decadent Album Listening Party in New York | ARTICLE

    At the New York listening party for Based on a T.R.U. Story, held last night in Jay-Z's 40/40 Club, gold bottles lined the walls, their bubbles and baubles glowing bright. Def Jam staffers worked the room, patting...

    July 31, 2012 2:45 PM ET
  • Q&A: Snoop Dogg and Diplo on Jamaican Inspiration, Bob Marley's Legacy

    Q&A: Snoop Dogg and Diplo on Jamaican Inspiration, Bob Marley's Legacy | ARTICLE

    On Monday night, Snoop Lion (né Dogg) and Diplo stood on the roof of Miss Lily's, a piece of Kingston in downtown Manhattan, and officially announced a couple of collaborations together: a new album entitled Reincarnated...

    July 31, 2012 12:55 PM ET
  • Nas and Lauryn Hill Rule Summer Jam in Nicki Minaj's Absence

    Nas and Lauryn Hill Rule Summer Jam in Nicki Minaj's Absence | ARTICLE

    Nicki Minaj had big plans for Hot 97's Summer Jam. Mere hours before she was slated to headline the show at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium stage on Sunday – for a hometown crowd of 80,000 – she...

    June 4, 2012 10:53 AM ET
  • Jay-Z Will Invite Obama to Play His Philadelphia Music Festival

    Jay-Z Will Invite Obama to Play His Philadelphia Music Festival | ARTICLE

    Jay-Z stood on a tiny step-up of a stage on Monday morning, a giant American flag behind him and ahead, the steps run by Rocky Balboa that lead to the Philadelphia Art Museum. Against such huge backdrops,...

    May 14, 2012 4:15 PM ET
  • "Rella"

    "Rella" | SONG REVIEW

    Tyler, the Creator’s crew returns with a middle finger to the usual targets, ears, gays and women included (“Let’s get it poppin’ like MC Lyte around some dykes”). It lacks the subtlety of jack hammering, though Left...

    March 8, 2012 8:30 AM ET
  • Big K.R.I.T. Crafts 'Cinematic' New Mixtape: 'I Wanted to Stretch Myself'

    Big K.R.I.T. Crafts 'Cinematic' New Mixtape: 'I Wanted to Stretch Myself' | ARTICLE

    Big K.R.I.T. is at New York's Sirius Radio studio, performing songs off his new mixtape, 4evaNaDay. He wears his native Mississippi around his neck, on a low-key wooden chain over a red long-sleeved shirt emblazoned with the...

    March 7, 2012 1:55 PM ET
  • Mariah Carey Returns to Stage in NYC

    Mariah Carey Returns to Stage in NYC | ARTICLE

    Mariah Carey hid in front of 150 people, patting her face with a tissue, the spotlight turned off at her request. She said she was stalling for time, something "those who know her" would understand. She...

    March 2, 2012 12:55 PM ET
  • Jay-Z Celebrates Historic Carnegie Hall Performance at His 40/40 Club

    Jay-Z Celebrates Historic Carnegie Hall Performance at His 40/40 Club | ARTICLE

    This week's events at Carnegie Hall include concerts by The Carmina Burana Choral Project, the string-pulling children of the Great Neck Music Conservatory, Mario Prisuelos on piano, and – somehow, unbelievably – two performances by Jay-Z,...

    February 7, 2012 1:30 PM ET
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