Tamar Kali’s Pearl (remix), is one of loud confusion. Literally. Kali’s loud voice combined with unknown lyrics only leaves one to rely on the video for understanding. What seems like a quest to find freedom and true beauty in women through “naturalness” and a collection of body piercing, it is still a work left up in the air in meaning. Different, maybe. Trying too hard, more likely.
- Riz Ahmed’s Double Identity: Actor and Rapper August 26, 2016Even as his acting career takes off, Mr. Ahmed, of “Jason Bourne” and “The Night Of,” is committed to the Swet Shop Boys, his duo with the rapper Heems.
- The Playlist: Thundercat Unplugs, Young M.A. Gets Remixed August 26, 2016Hear the tracks that caught our pop critics’ attention, from De La Soul to Sharon Van Etten.
- Louis Armstrong’s Lip Balm August 26, 2016The trumpeter’s house museum in Corona, Queens, holds 500 tins of the musician’s favorite emollient, which was once rebranded with his name.
- Review: Kanye West, Both Close and Out of Reach at His Tour Opener August 26, 2016Performing on hovering platforms as cameras projected views of him, Mr. West was simultaneously host and reveler at his “Saint Pablo” concert in Indianapolis.
- Years After Newtown Massacre, a Father Plays Through the Pain August 26, 2016The saxophonist Jimmy Greene is playing more upbeat tunes, partly to better reflect the spirit of a daughter slain in the Sandy Hook massacre.
- Riz Ahmed’s Double Identity: Actor and Rapper August 26, 2016