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Tory Lanez exceeds wildest expectations with fantastic new album ‘Love Me Now’

Tory Lanez exceeds wildest expectations with fantastic new album ‘Love Me Now’

Preston Hooker, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


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Canadian-born rapper and singer Tory Lanez, while unfortunately underrated, is no stranger to the rap game. He has released two studio albums, I Told You and Memories Don’t Die, as well as a plethora of mixtapes, including four installments of his Chixtape series, a collection of romantic R&B ...

Blackkklansman focuses on race, sign of times

Blackkklansman focuses on race, sign of times

Klaria Holmes, Opinions Editor

September 5, 2018


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Spike Lee, worldwide known director for his movies tackling race in America, has truly outdone himself in what critics are calling the best Spike Lee Joint, ironically entitled “BlacKkKlansman.” Lee’s "BlacKkKlansman," released on Friday, Aug. 10, welcomed the year anniversary of the horrific...

Trippie Redd impresses with diverse debut album “Life’s a Trip”

Trippie Redd impresses with diverse debut album “Life’s a Trip”

Preston Hooker, Staff Writer

August 13, 2018


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On Friday, Aug. 10, 19-year-old Ohio-born singer and rapper Trippie Redd released his debut studio album “Life’s a Trip.” He has previously collaborated with artists such as Chris Brown, Swae Lee, and XXXTENTACION. It is his first full length project since releasing his mixtape “A Love Letter...

Mississippi-born rap duo Rae Sremmurd releases standout triple-disk album “Sremmlife 3”

Mississippi-born rap duo Rae Sremmurd releases standout triple-disk album “Sremmlife 3”

Preston Hooker, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


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On May 4, Tupelo-born rap duo Rae Sremmurd, consisting of brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi, released their third studio album “Sremmlife 3.” The album consists of three discs: “Swaecation,” a solo album by Swae Lee, “Jxmtro,” a solo album by Slim Jxmmi, and “SR3MM,” a collaborative e...

Rapper J. Cole tackles controversial subjects, impresses with surprise album “KOD”

Rapper J. Cole tackles controversial subjects, impresses with surprise album “KOD”

Preston Hooker, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


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“Kids on Drugs,” “King Overdosed,” “Kill Our Demons.” According to rapper J. Cole, his new album “KOD” takes on all three of those meanings. While Cole has never been one to avoid controversial subjects, he uses this album more than any of his past to address problems he sees with hip-hop ...

2018 Spring Movies

2018 Spring Movies

Anna Barrett, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018


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Indie pop band The Wombats lack progression in sound with new release, “Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life”

Indie pop band The Wombats lack progression in sound with new release, “Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life”

Livvy Cohen, Editor-in-Chief, Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2018


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When a band has been putting albums out for over a decade, listeners would most likely expect to witness progression, growth and change in artistry. But from indie pop band The Wombats, that hasn’t seemed to be a case. “Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life,” released on Feb. 9, is their 4th official...

Eight artists to watch in 2018

Eight artists to watch in 2018

Klaria Holmes, Opinions Editor

February 12, 2018


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2017 was probably the best year for current R&B and rap music by far. Not only did it bring us several impressive and successful albums and singles from mainstream artists, but it also brought us a new wave of talented artists that are bound for success. In this day and age of music, it’s easy t...

Rapper Rich Brian bound for success with new release, “Amen”

Rapper Rich Brian bound for success with new release, “Amen”

Preston Hooker, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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18-year-old Indonesian-born rapper Brian Imanuel, known better known under alias Rich Brian, made history when he released his debut project, “Amen,” on Feb. 2. The album reached No. 1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart, making Imanuel the first Asian artist to ever achieve such an accomplishment. Imanue...

Rap group Brockhampton’s “SATURATION III” is progressive, impressive

Rap group Brockhampton’s “SATURATION III” is progressive, impressive

Charlie Zediker, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


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Brockhampton, the collective rap group hailing from San Marcos, Texas, released “SATURATION III” on Dec. 15. This was their final installment of the “Saturation” trilogy. The alternative rap group, composed of members Kevin Abstract, Matt Champion, Russel Boring, Ameer Vann, Dom McLennon, Mer...

2018 is promising year for Peckham artist Cosmo Pyke

2018 is promising year for Peckham artist Cosmo Pyke

William Carrington, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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Cosmo Pyke is a 19-year-old producer and singer who makes music he describes as “spacey, beautiful, and lazy.” Raised in Peckham, a south-east district of London, he learned how to play the guitar from his punk-rock mother, fostering an early love for music. He went to the BRIT School for Perform...

Fall Out Boy transitions to pop music, disappoints with new album ‘M A N I A’

Fall Out Boy transitions to pop music, disappoints with new album ‘M A N I A’

Emmie Stevens, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


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On Jan. 19 Fall Out Boy released its 6th studio album, “M A N I A,” which is its first album since 2015’s “American Beauty/American Psycho.” Although the album was decent, many long-time Fall Out Boy fans were disappointed by the new style of music that the band experimented with. Fans were...

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