Chris Payne


Chris Payne joined the editorial team in January 2013 after breaking in as an intern with both Billboard and Pitchfork, and freelancing for outlets like Paste,, The L and Critical Mob. He served as music director for The College of New Jersey's WTSR from 2008 to 2010.

Sir Mix A  Lot

Sir Mix-A-Lot's 'Baby Got Back' Was About ...

From Kim Kardashian to Iggy Azalea to Nicki Minaj, we’re so obsessed with booties these days, that Sir Mix-a-Lot is starting to look like a wise old prophet from his early ‘90s fascination. Today, TMZ caught up with the 51-year old anatomy expert and got him to spill the beans on his inspiration for “Baby Got Back.”
Weird Al Yankovic in 2014

Watch 'Weird Al' Yankovic Try to Save RadioShack in New Holiday Commercial

Can “Weird Al” Yankovic save Radio Shack from 21st century competitors Best Buy and Amazon? Maybe! At any rate, the Shack recently shared a great new commercial for this holiday season featuring the singer-comedian, who’s riding high off a super-successful 2014 album cycle.