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Eminem’s Comeback: Kamikaze

Eminem’s Comeback: Kamikaze

October 9, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Music, Reviews

Today’s rap is no doubt the era of “mumble rap”, where almost every rapper is barely understandable. Many people gravitate toward this new-era rap music, not because of lyrics, but because of it’s beat and party-like sound. Many have expressed their dislike of mumble rap, but most have fallen...

J. Cole’s Newest Venture: Another Success

J. Cole’s Newest Venture: Another Success

Michael Diamandakis

May 22, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Music, Reviews

On April 19, 2018, J. Cole released KOD, his eighth studio album. KOD’s 12 tracks explore typical J. Cole themes: drugs, life in poverty, ascent to stardom, copious cash, and the complexity of love, all topics Cole has discussed in past albums, such as 2014 Forest Hills Drive  4 Your Eyez Only. Ho...

Saba Enters the Spotlight

Saba Enters the Spotlight

Lola Leuterio

May 8, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Music, Reviews

On April 5, 2018, Chicago rapper Saba released his second studio-produced album “Care for Me,” an original and artistic expression of his own overwhelming mental health struggles. The emotional depths and skillfully crafted beats that “Care for Me” pours forth make it impossible not to wonde...

Review: “The Beautiful & Damned”

Review: “The Beautiful & Damned”

Kavi Dolasia and Kavi Dolasia

March 5, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Music, Reviews

One look at Gerald “G-Eazy” Gillum will give you all you need to know. The effortless attitude– faintly reminiscent of James Dean– the meticulously cut, slick back hair (seriously, he has a live-in barber on tour), the signature faded black skinny jeans, the tall lanky figure, and the smirk mak...

Without Warning Review

Without Warning Review

Connor Dargan

December 3, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles, Music, Reviews

To say artists Offset and 21 Savage’s new project Without Warning dropped without...well...a warning...would be a bit of an understatement.  Produced by Metro Boomin, Without Warning was released the night before Halloween and was only hinted at by Offset with an Instagram post 10 hours prior to re...

XXXTentacion Fails to Impress on Debut

XXXTentacion Fails to Impress on Debut

Ravi Joshi-Wander

October 17, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles, Music, Reviews

“I do not value your money, I value your acceptance and loyalty,” claims XXXTentacion in the intro to his debut album 17. After listening to the album in completion, it becomes clear that the Miami-based songwriter is owed neither. XXXTentacion, stage name of 19 year-old Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, wa...

Still A Rockstar?

Still A Rockstar?

Cal Mitchell

September 23, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles, Music, Reviews

Since the release of his third studio album in July 2016, Philadelphia based rapper nd self proclaimed “rockstar” Lil Uzi Vert has consistently topped the charts. He co-produced the singles “Bad and Boujee,” which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and “XO Tour Life,” which won a V...

DAMN.

DAMN.

Emily Pavis

May 3, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles, Music

When I heard that Kendrick Lamar had dropped an album after a year-long hiatus, I immediately begged my mom for a Spotify subscription. After listening to his latest album, I have concluded that I will happily pay $9.99/month myself for a subscription just to listen to his album on repeat.     ...

FUTURE and HNDRXX: So Close in Time but So Far Apart

FUTURE and HNDRXX: So Close in Time but So Far Apart

Emily Pavis, Maxwell Williams

April 18, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles, Music, Reviews

FUTURE  By Emily Pavis From Atlanta, “street banger” rapper, Future grew up with the nickname “The Future of Rap” due to his musical talent in his youth. This sobriquet wasn’t too far off considering that this trap artist was the number one on the Artist 100 Billboard in 2015, 15 of h...

20 Myths About Music

November 25, 2014


Filed under Music

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