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Based on his debut album El Dorado, rapper 24kGoldn is headed for major star status.

24kGoldn debut album a worthy effort portending star status

Matthew Nebenzahl, Editor-In-Chief March 27, 2021

On March 26, 24kGoldn, a 2020 XXL Freshman, released his debut studio album El Dorado. After being selected to the XXL list and having the number one single in the country (Billboard Hot 100) with “Mood,”...

Mariska Hargitay has been playing the role of Captain Oliva Benson on Law & Order, Special Victims Unit since the show's inception in 1999.

TELEVISION REVIEW: Law & Order, Special Victims Unit in its 21st season because it is just that good.

Sachin Moosai, Staff Writer March 7, 2021

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is a drama depicting heinous crimes of a sexual nature. Starring Mariska Hargitay, the show has been running for 21 years since its first episode on Sept. 13, 1999....

NAV's Emergency Tsunami a more than worthy effort

NAV’s Emergency Tsunami a more than worthy effort

Sachin Moosai, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

One of the most underrated albums of 2020 is the November release of NAV’s highly anticipated Emergency Tsunami. Some regard this as one of NAV’s best albums since Good Intentions and Bad Habits. Emergency...

Lil Uzi Vert's Eternal Atake is easily one of the best hip-hop album releases of 2020.

The Torch’s top 20 hip-hop albums of 2020 illustrate the genre’s growing range of talent and portend a promising 2021

Matthew Nebenzahl, Editor-In-Chief December 28, 2020

Overall, 2020 has been a crazy year. From World War III rumors in January to COVID-19 occupying practically the whole year, life hasn’t been easy for many, and many of our favorite pastimes, such as...

Ariana Grande's latest album, Positions, will not disappoint her fan base and should expand it somewhat.

Ariana Grande seeks to expand fan base with Positions

Brooke Smurlick, Staff Writer December 24, 2020

Wow! Ariana Grande’s newest album is finally here and fans are going wild! Positions includes 14 brand new songs and the album has been met with largely positive reviews.  The album covers the genres...

Drake's Dark Lane Demo Tapes, which dropped last Friday, has its moments, but also comes up short at points.

MUSIC REVIEW: Drake’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes mixtape will suffice as a precursor to his anticipated summer album

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor May 5, 2020

Phew! We finally have new music from a rap legend. It was rumored on social media that a Drake mixtape was set to drop upon midnight on Friday. Rumors were confirmed hours before midnight from Drake himself....

A Boogie's Artist 2.0, which dropped on Valentine's Day, is worth a revisit.

Need music for your social distancing? Look back to the Valentine’s Day releases of A Boogie’s Artist 2.0 and others

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor April 4, 2020

On Valentine's Day of 2020, the music culture was blessed with an unbelievable amount of releases. From A Boogie wit da Hoodie’s Artist 2.0 to a single collaboration from Migos, Young Thug, and Travis...

Lil Uzi Vert's latest album, Eternal Atake, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.

MUSIC REVIEW: Lil Uzi Vert drops two versions of Eternal Atake, and both are amazing

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor March 16, 2020

Eternal Atake has finally arrived! Lil Uzi Vert’s long awaited studio album is available to fans on all platforms and has received fantastic judgement from many so far. Fans have been waiting...

Young Thug's So Much Fun may have been the best hip hop album of 2019.

The best hip hop albums of 2019 highlight a stellar year

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor January 7, 2020

The hip hop community was flooded with tons of music during this past year. From established superstars, such as Young Thug, to rising stars, such as DaBaby, great projects have been released throughout...

Despite shortcomings, The Rise of Skywalker should satisfy most Star Wars franchise fans

Despite shortcomings, The Rise of Skywalker should satisfy most Star Wars franchise fans

Marie Preuss, Editor-In-Chief December 28, 2019

Over forty years after the first Star Wars movie brought beloved heroes Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Han Solo to life in 1977, the curtain has finally been drawn on the long-lived legacy. The latest...

Lil Mosey's latest album Certified Hitmaker is aptly named.

Certified Hitmaker sets Lil Mosey up as just that

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor December 3, 2019

2019 XXL Freshman Lil Mosey released his second studio album Certified Hitmaker on Friday, November 8. The Seattle native rapper brings fans great joy with the album that is nothing less than expected. Prior...

Joaquin Phoenix delivers an Academy Award worthy performance in Joker.

Joaquin Phoenix driven Joker the best of a diverse and entertaining crop of October films

Nicholas Tramazzo, Staff Writer November 7, 2019

The spooky season known as October was filled with scary movies and also some comedies, and if you missed any of them, there is still time to catch them in your local theater or at least be ready to catch...

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