Judging on looks alone, Annie Clark looks about as fierce as a mouse. Clark, who goes by the musical moniker St. Vincent, is short in stature, with cute, modest features, and the sort of sweet curly black hair that brings to mind a more innocent time. But as clichéd as it is, appearances can be deceiving, which couldn’t be more of the case when it comes to Ms. Clark.
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Jay-Z and Kanye West
Watch the Throne
Two listens into Watch the Throne, the collaborative release of the two self-anointed kings of rap, I was afraid that The Throne was simply the musical equivalent of the Miami Heat; all flair and no substance.
Fortunately, that isn’t actually the case, though Watch the Throne isn’t quite championship material. On the surface, Watch the Throne is an album of two of the richest men in showbiz bragging about being the best and living the Hollywood lifestyle with little to no conflict; sort of like a bad Entourage episode. But look beyond the gold-plated façade, and you will find some real substance on Watch the Throne, both musically and lyrically.
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