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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.

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. Quarantined fans can finally relax and listen to his latest release Dark Lane Demo Tapes. From prev...

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.

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 Scott, fans were treated to a weekend filled with listening to new projects and singles. A Boogi...

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.

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 for around two years for the project, and after record label drama and other shenanigans, the wait is...

Certified Hitmaker sets Lil Mosey up as just that

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

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 to the official release of the project, three of the songs on the album were released: “...

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

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

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 to be answered: Was Lil Tecca’s We Love You Tecca worth the wait, and does it prove that the...

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

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

Matthew Nebenzahl, Staff Writer

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 this summer was a Kanye West effort that was released on the last day of the 2017-2018 school year ...

Coldplay: Ghost Stories

Coldplay: Ghost Stories

Carly Poloskey, Staff Writer

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 singer, Chris Martin’s, recent split with his wife Gwyneth Paltrow plays a painstakingly obvious...

Of Mice & Men: Restoring Force

Of Mice & Men: Restoring Force

Jake Gelberg, Staff Writer

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 new musical influences, the band has been taking many steps towards something more than just “that...

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