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...

Do it for the Culture

Do it for the Culture

Connor Dargan

March 23, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

2018 has treated hip hop group Migos well so far; following the release of their newest album, “Culture II,” the group was featured on the cover of “Rolling Stone” and reached the Billboard’s top 200. As of February 7, the album was sitting in the number three slot, with a billion streams in...

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...

Sweet/Sexy/Savage

Sweet/Sexy/Savage

Kavi Dolasia

March 10, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles

Since the release of her Grammy-nominated mixtape “You Should Be Here” almost two years ago, Kehlani’s sophomore album has been a highly anticipated release. Hailing from the Bay Area, the R&B singer is known for balancing her soulful, intimate tracks with exuberant, catchy pop anthems. Her latest ...

Overlooked Albums of 2016

Overlooked Albums of 2016

Ravi Joshi-Wander & Abby Frazee

March 2, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

2016 was one of the biggest years for music in recent times, with Beyoncé, Frank Ocean, David Bowie, Radiohead and dozens of other major artists releasing fantastic, critically-acclaimed albums. However,  there were many other great albums that flew under the radar of the average listener. The follo...

How Frank Ocean Single Handedly Destroyed Every “Norm” in the Music Industry

How Frank Ocean Single Handedly Destroyed Every “Norm” in the Music Industry

Emily Pavis

September 5, 2016


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

Following 4 long years of silence after the success of his shockingly honest portrayal of the 21st century teenager in “Channel ORANGE,” 28 year old artist Frank Ocean has given his fans what they’ve been waiting for, and so much more. Not only has Ocean released a follow up album to “Channel...

Kevin Gates’ “Islah”

Kevin Gates’ “Islah”

James Finn

May 4, 2016


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

The term “vulnerable” is rarely used to describe gangsta rappers.The likes of Mac Dre, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent, all of whom pioneered the genre, hardly provided a template that encouraged their successors to wear their emotions on their sleeves. But on his major-label debut, “Islah,” ...

To Stream or Not to Stream?

To Stream or Not to Stream?

Claire Donohue

April 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I spend an embarrassingly large amount of my life with my headphones on, or getting knocked around at a local concert venue. Like so many teenagers, music and the culture that surrounds it is a way I’ve been able to define myself during high school. But our listening options don’t resemble the gr...

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