Jon Caramanica, The New York Times

Jon Caramanica

The New York Times

Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Jon:

The Playlist: The Weeknd’s Cold Heart, and 8 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Khruangbin and Leon Bridges, Grimes, Kali Uchis and others. → Read More

A Graffiti Museum Where the Writers Are in Charge

The Museum of Graffiti, the first of its kind, opens in Miami with a ticktock history of the art form’s early development → Read More

Barneys Is Gone. Where Should You Shop Next?

New York already has its replacements. We visit the heirs apparent. → Read More

Rappers Are Singers Now. Thank Drake.

He fundamentally rewrote the rules of entry for what it meant to be a rapper in the 2010s. And it seems everyone followed. → Read More

The Playlist: Paul McCartney’s Upbeat Outtakes and 9 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Soccer Mommy, Wye Oak, Lewis Capaldi and others. → Read More

Tensions Over Genres and Generations Linger at Latin Grammys

The Spanish pop avant-gardist Rosalía was a big winner at the ceremony, where reggaeton and Latin trap artists were snubbed in the major categories. → Read More

The Playlist: Billie Eilish’s Bittersweet Dream, and 9 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Emotional Oranges, Future, the Secret Sisters and others. → Read More

The Gut-Level Emotions of YoungBoy Never Broke Again

The 20-year-old rapper’s album “AI YoungBoy 2” is an excellent work of sing-rap urgency. → Read More

The Playlist: George Michael’s First Posthumous Music, and 12 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Rosalía, Jessie Ware, Mura Masa and others. → Read More

Whitney Houston’s Confidante Robyn Crawford Breaks Her Silence

In “A Song for You,” Crawford publicly acknowledges her turbulent, and at times romantic, relationship with the pop icon. → Read More

The Playlist: Dua Lipa’s Disco Blast, and 13 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Tame Impala, Earl Sweatshirt, Pinegrove and others. → Read More

The Playlist: Frank Ocean’s Pillow Talk, and 12 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Leonard Cohen, the Bad Plus, Selena Gomez and others. → Read More

The Playlist: Prince’s Unheard Acoustic Gem, and 9 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Matt Berninger and Phoebe Bridgers, Katy Perry, Matana Roberts and others. → Read More

Rolling Loud Brings Melting Rap Songs and Moshing Crowds to New York

The touring multiday rap festival arrived at Citi Field with a vision of the genre that’s no longer rooted in the city. → Read More

The Playlist: Harry Styles’s Lite Rock Return, and 10 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Liz Phair, Michael Stipe, City Girls and others. → Read More

How Rap’s Class of 2019 Lives and Dies by the Meme

The online lives of Teejayx6, DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion and other breakout rappers are as important as their music. → Read More

The Advanced Style of Orchard Street’s Old-School Men’s Shops

Our columnist discovers the ways in which these timeless stores can also be of-the-moment. → Read More

The Playlist: The Who’s Defiant Postscript, and 14 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Robert Glasper, Gucci Mane and Megan Thee Stallion, Sleater-Kinney and others. → Read More

Jimmy Spicer, Influential Early Rapper, Is Dead at 61

Mr. Spicer’s career was brief but consequential. In just a few songs he introduced phrases and tropes that would become part of hip-hop’s core catalog. → Read More

The Playlist: Zedd and Kehlani Find the Good, and 13 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Broken Bells, Sudan Archives, Erroll Garner and others. → Read More