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SHORT REVIEW: Pusha T’s Daytona

Claude, Brun

June 8, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

At seven songs and 21 minutes, “Daytona” isn’t much more than a glorified mixtape. However its impressive production from Kanye West and Pusha T’s characteristically aggressive delivery makes this glory almost feel deserved....

SHORT REVIEW: A$AP Rocky’s Testing

Claude, Brun

June 8, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

After three years in the making, expectations for “Testing” were set high. Feature credits from Dean Blunt and Kanye West as well as multiple Frank Ocean features raised those expectations even further.  Thankfully, Rocky...

‘This Is America’ shows a dark and sinister take on the issues facing Black America

Claude Brun, Staff Reporter

June 7, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

After the detour from his usual pop-rap style that was “Awaken, My Love!” Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover returns to his roots, while creating possibly his most attention grabbing audiovisual pairing yet. Drawing from...

Review: 4:44

Review: 4:44

December 7, 2017

REVIEW: Harmony of Difference

Ian Harvey, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Even if you haven’t heard the name Kamasi Washington, you may have heard his horn. The Los Angeles based saxophonist has collaborated with the likes of Nas, Snoop Dogg and had a huge roll on Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp...

Music: what to stream now

Jackson Croy, Managing Editor

February 15, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Uncategorized

Need to escape? Just curious what's been good lately? Check out our recommendations. Sampha - Process British soul-electronica artist Sampha deals with the death of his mother in a beautifully articulated way. Prior to this proj...

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