Columbia Journalism School Class of 2014
Boston Magazine. Billboard Magazine. Hachette Book Group.
Former Arts Editor of Boston College's independent student newspaper The Heights.
Lover of all things pop culture. Ask me to rap for you & you'll be surprised at the outcome.


The Best Songs of 2012: My Take

I’m going to do a one by one, detailed Top 20 starting tomorrow, but for now, here’s a list of ten songs that just barely missed the cut but still deserve the recognition.

"Thrift Shop" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

"Madness" by Muse

"Home" by Phillip Phillips

"New York" by Angel Haze

"Bad Religion" by Frank Ocean

"Monotony" by Willis Earl Beal

"Bad Girls" by M.I.A.

"Feed Me Diamonds" by MNDR

"Locked Out of Heaven" by Bruno Mars

"Va Va Voom" by Nicki Minaj

Look for my Top 20 in a little while!


Alicia Keys featuring Nicki Minaj - Girl On Fire (Inferno Version)

Damn, this is beautiful, subdued, awesome. I love it.

Played 19,231 times


2 Chainz ft. Nicki Minaj - I Luve Dem Strippers 

This song is garbage, pure garbage, but damnit if Nicki doesn’t SLASH her verse to pieces.

(Source: fuckyeahharajukubarbie)

Played 57,015 times


Nicki Minaj stretching out syllables.

This is pretty much why I stan for Nicki so hard: honey badger don’t give a f*ck.

(Source: fistopherbrown)

Brief Nicki Minaj Based Rant

Below, find the setlist from Nicki’s “Pink Friday” tour:

1. Roman Holiday 2. Beez In the Trap 3. Did It On’em 4. Moment 4 Life 5. Roman Reloaded 6. Stupid Hoe 7. Right Thru Me 8. Your Love 9. Right By My Side 10. Whip It 11. Turn Me On 12. Roman’s Revenge 13. Champion 14. Young Forever  15. Masquerade 16. Starships 17. Super Bass

Here’s why it’s all sorts of wrong.

The people paying to see her in concert are, more likely than not, fans of the good Nicki Minaj. Where is her “Monster” verse? What about “Dance (A$$)?” To include trash-bag quality songs like “Right Thru Me” and “Stupid Hoe” on this tour is downright offensive. Replace them with quality songs like “I Am Your Leader” and “Va Va Voom” if you want to cater to your audience. Swap out “Young Forever” (garbage) with “Come On A Cone” or your verse from “My Chick Bad.” Where’s the medley of features you used to play at your shows?

I hope that she gets her shit together is all I’m saying. If not, I’ll take my bathroom break during the 1-2 poop punch of “Stupid Hoe” and “Right Thru Me.”

Can’t wait until she announces her summer tour dates (front row is, I think, the only fitting way to see the show).

Can’t wait until she announces her summer tour dates (front row is, I think, the only fitting way to see the show).