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

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

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

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

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

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

Certified Hitmaker sets Lil Mosey up as just that

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

Lil Tecca’s debut mixtape, We Love you Tecca, worth the wait

Lil Tecca is making big noise with his debut mixtape We Love You Tecca
September 18, 2019

Lil Tecca, 17-year-old rising superstar in hip-hop, released his debut mixtape We Love You Tecca on Aug. 30, and there have been various opinions on the quality of the project. Today, the question is going...

Kanye, Drake, Travis Scott Summer Releases Greeted With Mixed Reactions

Ye, Kanye West's much anticipated summer release, was met with mixed reactions.
September 5, 2018

Many students have had all summer to listen to newly released music albums from trending artists like Drake and Travis Scott and others released in the summer of 2018. One popular album that came out...

Coldplay: Ghost Stories

Coldplay: Ghost Stories
May 21, 2014

Coldplay’s sixth studio album, Ghost Stories, is a clear deviation from the British rock band’s usual anthemic appeal. Somber and somewhat demure, the album relates the message of a love lost. Lead...

Of Mice & Men: Restoring Force

Of Mice & Men: Restoring Force
March 14, 2014

Big, brave, bold. Welcome to the year of the mouse. In the years following their sophomore album The Flood, metal core outfit Of Mice & Men have been slowly evolving. From member changes to...

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