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Often Imitated, Never Duplicated: The influence of “Heartbreaker” by Mariah & Jay-Z

Jason | September 4, 2015

September 21, 1999. Almost exactly 16 years ago, Mariah Carey hit #1 with “Heartbreaker,” the lead single from her 7th studio album Rainbow; a track Pitchfork has referred to as an “untouchable roller-rink jam.” The track is notable for featuring Jay-Z delivering a rap verse as the male counterpoint to the female protagonist, and […]


Single Review: “Girl Crush” by Little Big Town

Jason | April 1, 2015

As The Washington Post recently highlighted, Little Big Town’s latest single is facing resistance at country radio because some listeners have protested that it promotes a gay agenda. Not only are these country radio listeners affirming a negative attitude toward homosexuality, they are doing it by exhibiting a rush to judgment. The […]