David Whitely is a freelance writer based in New York City. He puts pen to pad, well in this case fingers to keys, in covering hip-hop, music, pop-culture, fashion, sports, and all things cool. He's been published in Complex, Dr!p Magazine, Unrated Urban Magazine, Unrated Magazine, and !Yo Raps magazine—with credits as a reviews editor. Currently, David's witty and informative commentary can be seen at Complex.com, Dr!p Magazine, and TheDrop.fm.
‘American Idol’ Season 12, Episode 14 Recap: Top 20 Finalists Are Announced
Last night, the guys were up yet again to finish up the sudden death round on 'American Idol.' As it has been for the past few weeks, 10 contestants performed, five were sent home.
‘American Idol’ Season 12, Episode 13 Recap: Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson Take Aim at Each O…
Another week, another five more 'American Idol' hopefuls sent home. This time, the ladies were the center of the attention and -- in what has become the norm -- they out-shined the men yet again.
‘American Idol’ Season 12, Episode 12 Recap: Semifinals Continue With the Guys
Picking up where the ladies ladies left off on Wednesday, 10 more guys were up to face-off in the sudden death round.
Amber Holcomb Stuns Crowd With ‘My Funny Valentine’ on ‘American Idol’
Going with an "old-fashioned" song like 'My Funny Valentine,' you'd think this was a bad song choice for Amber Holcomb considering she's 18 (the track originally came out in 1937 and was sung by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart).
Shubha Vedula Says Goodbye to ‘American Idol’
Shubha Vedula is a prime example of "less is more."
‘American Idol’ Season 12, Episode 11 Recap: Semifinals Start With Sudden Death Round
Last night's episode of 'American Idol' was the start of the semi-finals with the top 40 singers of the competition.
LL Cool J Closes Out 2013 Grammy Awards With Electric Performance
The G.O.A.T LL Cool J kept it all the way hip-hop while closing out the evening's festivities at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night.
Jay-Z and Kanye West Score Another Grammy for ‘N—-s in Paris’
The Throne just can't lose. Their smash single 'N----s in Paris' took home yet another win Sunday night at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.
Trevor Blakney Forgets Lyrics on ‘American Idol’
Damn Trevor, what happened? Were you too focused on the name of your group, Country Queen, and your group mates' demeanors to remember the words?
Papa Peachez Has an Identity Crisis on ‘American Idol’
Nicki Minaj saved this man's life. If it weren't for her pleading to Randy Jackson, he would be going home, and not to Hollywood. Guess it was the corkiness looking out for Papa Peachez.
Adam Sanders Does Etta James’ ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ Justice on ‘American Idol’
From the moment he opened his mouth, you knew that Adam Sanders could sing. Despite initial nervousness from meeting his idol Mariah Carey, this young man showed why he was a voice to be threatened by in this competition.
Bacerott Brothers Ruin Mario’s ‘Let Me Love You’ on ‘American Idol’
They say two heads are better one, but that's certainly not the case with the voices of the Bacerott Brothers. David, 24, and Derek, 21,of San Antonio attempted a cover of Mario's 'Let Me Love You,' and the best you can say here is that they tried.