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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...

Rapper Yung Lean’s “Stranger” shows progression, catered for dedicated fans

Rapper Yung Lean’s “Stranger” shows progression, catered for dedicated fans

Charlie Zediker, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


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Yung Lean, alias for Jonatan Leandoer Håstad, recently released his third full-length album, “Stranger,” on Nov. 10. Unlike his previous 2016 release, “Warlord,” the Swedish rapper’s new project is much more polished and showcases undeniable progression in the young artist’s style. Althou...

“The Good Doctor” is emotionally charged, sheds light on autism spectrum disorder

“The Good Doctor” is emotionally charged, sheds light on autism spectrum disorder

Anna Barrett, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


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ABC Network’s hit series “The Good Doctor”  has had an overwhelming amount of fascination from viewers all over who have had very positive reviews of the show, including myself. The show has successfully portrayed something that is very rarely brought to the spotlight of national television—...

CW’s new show, “Dynasty,” successfully modernizes original soap opera

CW’s new show, “Dynasty,” successfully modernizes original soap opera

Karina Patel, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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The CW is known for its popular shows that exhibit family and teenage drama, and the new “Dynasty” reboot does not break this trend. The first episode premiered on Oct. 11. “Dynasty” is a modernized remake of the original ABC 1980s primetime soap opera following the lives of two wealthy families,...

Weave’s “Wide Open” is not too weird for comfort, complete success

Weave’s “Wide Open” is not too weird for comfort, complete success

William Carrington, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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Weaves’ first album, 2016’s “Weaves,” was pretty perfect. Their odd first project was centered around the band’s eccentric voice, that of Jasmyne Burke. Surrounded by the bassist Zack Bines and drummer Spencer Cole’s unique and transformative grooves, their first release did little wrong...

Young Thug, Future’s “SUPER SLIMEY” difficult listen, still a success

Young Thug, Future’s “SUPER SLIMEY” difficult listen, still a success

Charlie Zediker, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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Young Thug and Future’s new album, “SUPER SLIMEY” was released on Oct. 20 as a surprise release, and found immediate success, peaking at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200. This is their first collaboration together, and although the album features two talented artists that express their Atlanta tra...

King Krule returns after four years with “The Ooz,” disappoints

King Krule returns after four years with “The Ooz,” disappoints

William Carrington, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


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On Oct. 13, King Krule, alias for Archie Marshall, released his second full-length album, “The OOZ,” and it’s certainly that. Coming in at 19 songs and running an hour and six minutes, it is his worst project yet. After spending 2010 under the alias Zoo Kid and generating a reputation in the...

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