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AIM challenges the rules of hip-hop

AIM challenges the rules of hip-hop

September 19, 2016

Three years after Matangi in 2013, hip hop veteran MIA has come back with a 12 track release entitled AIM that both entertains and conveys socially rele...

RHS' S.S.E. lands first gig

RHS’ S.S.E. lands first gig

September 19, 2016

Roseville based rap group S.S. Elegance recently landed their first live gig in a clothing and art shop in Sacramento on Sunday Sept. 4. The group consisted...

'Dig Your Roots' stirs up feelings of home

‘Dig Your Roots’ stirs up feelings of home

September 15, 2016

To the ear, Flordia Georgia Line’s newest album Dig Your Roots may not be up to par with their past albums, but the messages sent in this album hit home...

Young Thug honors idols with release of 'No, My Name is JEFFERY'

Young Thug honors idols with release of ‘No, My Name is JEFFERY’

August 30, 2016

Young Thug’s back with a new mixtape that features creative, well-mixed beats; hilarious wordplay; and smooth transitions throughout. The Atlanta-born rapper...

The Life of Pablo mixes West’s past

February 22, 2016

Rapper Kanye West released his long-awaited studio album, The Life of Pablo exclusively to TIdal, the subscription-based music-streaming service. It’s an intentionally messy album of many different styles, feelings and artists. There are parts of this album that make you feel like you’re in church, parts that feel like you’re partying and parts that are laid back. The...

Adele says “Hello” to new level of emotional depth with 25

December 14, 2015

BY JOHNNY MULLIGAN [email protected] After teasing the world with “Hello,” Adele finally released her full album - 25 on Nov. 20. Her last album, 21, seemed almost impossible but 25 exceeded my already high expectations of Adele. Adele, following suit from her last two albums, titled the album 25 accordingly with the age she was when she wrote the songs...

J. Cole-produced album highlights the underground

December 14, 2015

BY BEN FURDEK [email protected] Rapper J. Cole’s label Dreamville dropped a collaboration album, Revenge of the Dreamers 2, starring rappers Bas, Omen, Cozz, Ari Lennox, Lute and features from Donnie Trumpet and Correy C. J. Cole made appearances in three songs on the album. He uses this album to put the young rappers signed to his label on the map and ...

Bieber makes successful comeback with Purpose

December 14, 2015

BY DESTINE KYUBWA [email protected] Hit pop artist Justin Bieber released his fourth album, Purpose on Nov. 13 and I am pleased to say he absolutely didn’t disappoint. His long anticipated album caught the eyes of many. The social media presence on Purpose was so significant, many expressed their new respect for him on Twitter. Many others and I would agree ...