Brennan.
23.
Columbia Journalism School Class of 2014
New York Magazine. Boston Magazine. Billboard Magazine. Gothamist.com. Hachette Book Group.
Former Arts Editor of Boston College's independent student newspaper The Heights.
Freelancer.
Lover of all things pop culture. Ask me to rap for you & you'll be surprised at the outcome.

 

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chamberlain:

Chambaland - “Diamond City” (Rihanna vs. M83)

This wins every single mash-up ever. Pack it up, folks, we’ve got ourselves a champion.

ohmyrihanna:

To kick off the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, Rihanna was joined by ASAP Rocky to give the first performance of her new ‘Cockiness’ remix. She then went on to perform her single ‘We Found Love’.

I know folks will criticize her choppy singing on the first track but I’m so in love with this performance from start to finish. She looked beautiful, danced flawlessly, A$AP killed his 16 like he always does, Calvin Harris remixed “We Found Love” just enough to make it noticeable, and everyone looked so happy. Plus Ri’s singing on “Love” was absolutely gorgeous.

coldplay:

Umbrella with Rihanna!!

I would have KILLED TO SEE THIS LIVE. “Princess of China” is still one of my absolute favorite songs.

coldplay:

Umbrella with Rihanna!!

I would have KILLED TO SEE THIS LIVE. “Princess of China” is still one of my absolute favorite songs.

Girl’s signature new dance move is the vag-pat, but hey, whatever works for her.

(Source: femalepop)

Read This 'New Yorker' Piece About Pop Music

This is a stunning in-depth article about the producers and songwriters who are credited with creating some of the decade’s biggest pop songs.

It focuses mainly on Ester Dean, a singer-songwriter who had a mild hit with her single “Drop It Low” in 2009; it details her creative process and the struggle between handing her songs over to stars and wanting to carve out a career for herself. She’s behind such hits as “S&M,” “Superbass,” “Rude Boy,” and “What’s My Name?”

Fun fact: when “Superbass” was first released, Dean was credited as a featured artist on the track (she sings the chorus all by herself) but when the song hit it big, all mentions of her name disappeared from the marketing campaign.

Seriously though, read this article. It was fascinating to see how so many of our Top-40 hits are crafted by such a small, elite group of masterminds.

Dear Rihanna,

See above.

Best wishes for the future,

Brennan

Dear Rihanna,

See above.

Best wishes for the future,

Brennan

ohmyrihanna:

[HD] Loud Tour Interlude: Tour Opening.