Miguel Discusses Art, Consumerism, and Globalization in Noisey’s “Forced Exposure”


Noisey, VICE’s music and culture channel, debuts the latest episode of its brand-new series, “Forced Exposure,” which takes musicians to meet other artists from a completely different medium. In the newest installment of the series, Noisey pairs R&B maverick, Miguel, with Toronto visual artist Connor Olthuis to discuss his latest exhibition, ‘510,072,000 km2, Give or Take.’

Connor takes Miguel through his latest work, and the two chat about everything from globalization, the rise of the manicured lawn as a symbol of wealth, and even the hideous men’s shoes that are common in formal work environments. Miguel flexes his muscles as an art critic, leading Connor to comment at the end of the episode, “Miguel as an art critic, he definitely impressed me… he got some of the key ideas and thought beyond that.”

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Tinashe Readies Sophomore Album for November


Tinashe is a work-a-holic, and fans of the rising star will be happy to learn she has plans to deliver her anticipated sophomore album late fall.

In a new interview with Billboard, the singer/songwriter/producer revealed that she has 30 tracks recorded for the as-yet-untitled project, tentatively scheduled for a November release. This time, she’s worked with the likes of Dr. Luke and Max Martin—she’s aiming for the top of the charts.

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Listen: The Red Light Special R&B Podcast #13 with Special Guest Jaheim

Red Light Special Podcast

This week we have a very special edition of “The Red Light Special R&B Podcast” as our own founder and editor Jamie Wexler joined Rob and Kristin in the studio for a candid discussion. Topics included the start of and our progression, plus future projects. We also spoke about The Weeknd’s brand new album Beauty Behind The Madness, which officially drops on Friday, Aug. 28, and the episodes special guest Jaheim.

Rob had to catch up with the R&B crooner at another location for their chat. They spoke about his new single “Back In My Arms” and how he was influenced by the legendary Luther Vandross. He also talked about his time in prison, and working with iconic producer Kay Gee.

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Miguel Talks Personal Style and Fashion Influences with Billboard


Miguel has had many varying styles over his career, but his soulful rockstar vibe has surely resonated the best. While he continues to tour North America on his “Wildheart Tour,” the R&B maverick recently caught up with Billboard for an interview on his style and fashion influences.

Explaining that style is “really about riding your own wave,” Miguel spoke about how he experiments with fashion and why Miles Davis is his ultimate style icon.

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Listen: The Red Light Special R&B Podcast #12 with Special Guest Naturi Naughton

Red Light Special Podcast

On this week’s episode of “Red Light Special” Rob and Kristin are joined in the studio by “Power” star Naturi Naughton, and DJ Benhameen.

Naturi speaks on the shocking “Power” season finale, her role as Tasha St. Patrick, her come up as a singer in 3LW and future musical plans. At the 51 min mark Naturi premieres her new single “Sex Won’t Make Him Stay.”

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Watch: Tinashe Interview with Nardwuar


Tinashe is the latest artist to be interviewed by the infamous Nardwuar, who caught up with the R&B/Pop star during her visit to Vancouver as part of Nicki Minaj’s “Pinkprint Tour.”

During their 12-minute conversation, the Canadian journalist presented her with records from one of her favorite Canadian artists-Emily Haines, as well as Fela Kuti and Ladysmith Black Mambazo (her brother was named after one of the members).

In addition to showcasing some of her 12 different laughs, she discussed her favorite Mexican food spots in La Crescenta, losing on “America’s Most Talented Kid,” and splitting her pants onstage.

“My brother said, ‘You know you’ve made it when get interviewed by Nardwuar,’ so I guess I’ve made it,” said Tinashe.

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Listen: The Red Light Special R&B Podcast #11 with Special Guest Polly A

Red Light Special Podcast

On this week’s episode of “Red Light Special” Rob and Kristin are joined in the studio by rising singer/songwriter Polly A.

They discuss her EP ‘Distorted Fairytales,’ and her experience writing “Crooked Smile” with J. Cole.

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Robin Thicke Talks Why His Album ‘Paula’ and Marriage Didn’t Work, New Music and Single with Nicki Minaj

Robin Hot 97

Robin Thicke is back, and while visiting New York City this week swung by Hot 97 for an interview with Ebro in the Morning.

After such a roller coaster ride the last couple years, the R&B crooner had much to talk about, including why his marriage to Paula Patton didn’t work, the thought behind his album Paula, and what he is working on now, including his brand new single “Back Together” with Nicki Minaj.

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