For some, summer means no school, endless hours of basking in the sun, and milking your parents for money before you go back to "adult duties" in the fall. For me, though, it means paying absurdly high prices on Ticketmaster to see some of pop music's biggest acts perform extravagant sets in not-ideal-for-live-music venues, like NBA arenas. To help you decide what to check out this summer, here are few of my picks.
You have probably never heard of Estelle, but you will shortly.
Somehow, against the odds of the one-hit-wonder factory that dominates the current hip-hop marketplace, Snoop Dogg has pushed on through to a 16-year career. And while his lazy cohort Dr. Dre has only managed to throw us two albums in as much time, Snoop is still relevant on his ninth opus, "Ego Trippin'."
Erykah Badu has never been one to conform to R&B's norms musically, stylistically or otherwise. It's only appropriate that on her first studio album in three years, "New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)," she manages to find cohesion amidst myriad sounds and influences.
Orlando's Walt Disney World is the most frequented resort destination in the world, but Floridians often take it for granted.