Thoughts: MC and the Elusive 19th #1

Recently, I wrote about Caution and the massive pressures the public, fans and industry insiders have always put on Mariah achieving her 19th #1 hit. I also wrote that at this point in her career, as a legacy artist (a label I deeply despise and think is ageist) Mariah has no need in investing emotional…

Thoughts: Mariah, Caution

Mariah is known for so many daunting things. She’s had 18 #1 hit singles and is always asked by the critics and fans when the next one is coming (because she needs to “beat” the Beatle’s/Elvis’s record). Someone is always wondering when a hot new single will overtake One Sweet Day’s record of 16 weeks…

MARIAH: CAUTION

Team! It’s finally happening. I’ve been waiting for this moment since I was a young child in 1993 laying in bed listening to Hero on repeat. What is finally happening you may ask? I’m seeing Mariah Carey live in concert whilst she is on her Caution World Tour. Considering the quality of the music being…

NMF.

NMF! It’s Friday! A great day for multiple reasons and though the world is raining down with bad news, artists are releasing good tunes to keep us emotionally intact for another week. Let’s get to it. Mariah – With You No this isn’t a cover of Jessica Simpson’s biggest hit, With You (though that would…

Mariah’s back (again).

Mariah deserves this. She deserves to slay with a vengeance. I still believe that Me. I am Mariah… the Elusive Chanteuse was criminally underrated by the streaming, purchasing and general public. Critically acclaimed, sonically appealing and quite triumphant, her nuances and persona eclipsed the music, and at the end, unfortunately, the joke was on her. The…

NMF.

It’s our favorite day of the week. Not only is it Friday, but it’s also new music day. In my honest and humble opinion, this week is lacking in bops. However, this week did deliver in many ways. Personally, I am a fan of Drake’s music. He just released a double album, one side Rap,…

Hits of 2017

When thinking back on the past year and the music that was released, it was hard to recall the bangers released by the “big names” of pop. Frankly, my favorite songs are from the “underdogs” or those not as commercially successful. Like my favorite albums list, this isn’t a ranked order. BETSY – Waiting As…

XMAS LIST.

Christmas has always been a big deal to me. Growing up in Miami, a glimpse of cold breeze and possible sweater weather would make the mystically majestic festiveness even more complete. Being Hispanic made something even more important around the holidays: the music. Over the years I’ve curated a holiday music playlist that has centered…

Thoughts: The Curse of the Wrong First Single

We’ve all heard about the “sophomore slump”, but such an integral part of creating the perfect storm that is the “slump” is the dreaded wrong first single. When you think of the wrong first single (WFS), you think about the act that really could’ve blown it out of the water with an amazing banger, but…

Dear Mariah…

  Mariah, Let’s talk. We all know you’re one of the best selling artists of all time. We all know you’ve had 18 number one hit singles. We all know you still hold the record for the longest running number one single (One Sweet Day) in America. We get it. You really did it up…