Gary Suarez

Op-Eds

What 6ix9ine's Career and Possible Comeback Say About the State of Rap in 2020

The controversial Brooklyn rapper could be free as early as January, with rumored plans to bypass witness protection and return to music.
Gary Suarez
12.19.19
best of the 2010s

Bad Bunny Is the Artist of the Decade

The Puerto Rican rapper known as El Conejo Malo ends the 2010s as one of the biggest stars worldwide without giving up on his native tongue.
Gary Suarez
11.16.19
Metal

Twenty-Five Years Later, Korn Are Still 'in This for Life'

Ahead of their new album 'The Nothing,' the nü-metal pioneers reflect on their massively successful career – and why they don't want to be a nostalgia act.
Gary Suarez
9.12.19
PROFILES

Rick Ross Has No Plans to Step Down as Hip-Hop's Boss

Upon the release of his highly anticipated album 'Port of Miami 2,' the Miami veteran reflects on the decade he's spent running rap.
Gary Suarez
8.12.19
Essays

Lil Nas X Played the Chart Game and Won

'Old Town Road' made Billboard Hot 100 history this week, by gaming remixes and boldly going where Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber didn’t.
Gary Suarez
7.31.19
Features

Tim Heidecker's Divorce Album Is No Joke

The cult funnyman is known for his irreverent and outlandish comedy on Adult Swim, but his new album 'What The Brokenhearted Do…' gets real about an imaginary break-up.
Gary Suarez
6.6.19
Cultura

Why Every Popular Rap Song Gets a Latin Trap Remix

Gaming the system by combining an original track and an ostensibly related one with some level of Latinx representation is a long-standing strategy.
Gary Suarez
4.23.19
PROFILES

After Wax Idols, Hether Fortune Is Better Off Alone

Having abruptly disbanded her primary creative outlet for nearly a decade, the songwriter is now working by herself, at her own pace.
Gary Suarez
4.17.19
Remembering Things

Eddie Murphy's 'Life' Shows How Complicated Cancelling R. Kelly Can Be

Twenty years after the buddy comedy first debuted in cinemas, its soundtrack proves problematic in the wake of serious new allegations against executive producer R. Kelly.
Gary Suarez
4.3.19
Cultura

As Pop Music Embraces Música Urbana, American Trap Keeps Its Distance

Latin and American trap has been slow to get in bed together.
Gary Suarez
3.27.19
Interviews

Why Indie Rock Fifty-Somethings Are Going Synthpop

Decades into their careers, rock 'n' roll journeymen from seminal bands like Guided By Voices and Pavement are discovering the subversive joys of making electronic music.
Gary Suarez
3.26.19
Interviews

Orville Peck Is a Lone Stranger Singing Country Songs From Behind a Mask

The queer cowboy and pseudonymous country singer discusses his evocative campfire torchsongs and debuts the music video for his latest single “Turn To Hate.”
Gary Suarez
3.21.19
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