Cee Lo Green, in his continuing quest to sparkle and shimmer his way through every publishing and promotional platform around--which really is a quest--is poised to bedazzle yet another medium: print. Grand Central Books commissioned a memoir, written with Rolling Stone's David Wild, that'll drop 2013. Expect wacky stories, expect the outre, expect "insights" from singing partner Big Gipp, whatever those might be, and hopefully expect some mention of the days pre-Gnarls Barkley and especially pre-Cee Lo Is A Public Figure!
There's just one thing we feel compelled to metnion. Notice something about the following Cee Lo statement? Despite the tone, that is, or the plug for his upcoming album?
"FORGET YOU? After reading my book, there will be no doubt that I am meant to be. You will enter into the supernatural, the surreal, and extraordinary. As CeeLo Green, a.k.a. ‘everybody’s brother,’ I will make you a believer. I talk about art imitating life; YOU discover CRAZY.”
Aw, c'mon, Cee-Lo. We know you know what the song's really called. The bowdlerized copy will undoubtedly come later; why pre-empt it?
Breaking down the bias of comfort films.
With the constant onslaught of complicated news that 2020 has brought, sometimes you just want to be able to shut off your brain, relax, and feel happy.
Enter comfort films. These are the feel-good movies that feel like a warm hug when you finish them, the ones that allow you to escape for a short while. We often turn to these types of films in times of trouble or extreme stress, and when we're not sure what films of this nature we should watch, we turn to the Internet for options.
25 years ago, pop stars and rappers were were expected to stay in their respective lanes. But Mariah Carey proved that hip-hop and pop were a match made in heaven—changing popular music as we know it.
Hip-Hop is pop—not in sound, but rather in terms of influence and authority.
Certainly pure pop—pasteurized and whipped into its ultimate peak in the early 2010s—is still breathing, though despite its name, the genre's reign as the chieftain of popular music has ended.
Drake and Bad Bunny are as much of pop stars in 2020 as Carly Rae Jepsen and Kesha were in 2012. Spotify reports that, at this very moment, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" is the most-streamed song in the United States. Immediately following that is trap-pop cut "Mood," a TikTok-famous summer bop by 24kGoldn and Iann Dior, two of many rising zoomer rappers who have embraced Hip-Hop's guidance in most melodic forms, like trap-pop, emo rap, alternative hip-hop, and pop-rap. And if that's not enough to give Hip-Hop a throne, Nielsen Music has confirmed that eight of the top 10 artists of 2020 so far are, of course, rappers.