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Summer Music Roundup

Claude Brun and Bella Pedroza

October 24, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Travis Scott- Astroworld ★★★★ After Travis Scott’s debut album “Rodeo” released to universal praise and was widely hailed as the pinnacle of trap music, he went on a downward spiral, releasing his follow up “Bir...

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...

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