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“Chasing Summer” review: SiR drops masterful R&B gem

“Chasing Summer” review: SiR drops masterful R&B gem

Kyle Atkinson

September 17, 2019

To put it simply, 2019 has been quite a strange year for hip hop and R&B compared to the last few years. We haven’t seen many of the biggest names in the genres release projects and I’m not sure if they actually plan on it. But even in a “down year”, we can still see many great projects ...

“Iconology” album review

“Iconology” album review

Jameson Williams

September 12, 2019

After 14 years, Missy Elliott breaks her silence by announcing her newest project Iconology just hours before its release. The short album is inventive and futuristic, while simultaneously classic and timeless. With five tracks at a mere 14 minutes in run time, Dr. Melissa Arnette “Missy” Elliott, s...

Artist Spotlight: Tobi Lou

Artist Spotlight: Tobi Lou

Kyle Atkinson

September 10, 2019

As we all know, hip hop is full of many different subgenres that bring their own unique sounds to the larger genre. The subgenre that I will be focusing on today is what many would call “bubblegum rap”, or more commonly, “hip pop”. One of my favorite up-and-coming artists in this subgenre is Chi...

Santigold at the Gallavin Center

Santigold at the Gallavin Center

Joseph Moss

September 6, 2019

Santigold, formerly known as Santogold, is an American singer, songwriter, and producer. Receiving the start of her fame from her critically acclaimed debut album Santogold. She went on to tour with M.I.A. and later went on her first tour called Goldrush Tour. Afterwords Santigold would help and perform on shows with...

A$AP Ferg releases stale, forgettable new album

A$AP Ferg releases stale, forgettable new album

Jameson Williams

September 5, 2019

Once the Trap Lord, A$AP Ferg has fallen into a trap himself. The closest he has come to generating a vibe like that of the tracks “Work” or “Shabba”, was his 2017 single “Plain Jane”, which grew monotonous. Floor Seats, A$AP Ferg’s newest album, also falls victim to this monotony.  ...

Vince Staples announces clever new project

Vince Staples announces clever new project

Kyle Atkinson

September 3, 2019

Another day, another new music announcement and rollout from one of the most prolific and quality artists in hip hop. During the week of August 19th, Long Beach rapper and recent Twilight Concert Series performer Vince Staples announced his latest project called The Vince Staples Show.   Announcement The announcem...

Mumford and Sons delivers an epic show at USANA Amphitheater

Mumford and Sons delivers an epic show at USANA Amphitheater

Jameson Williams

August 29, 2019

Mumford and Sons is a British rock band formed in 2007. The band consists of “Marcus Mumford (lead vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, drums), Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboard, piano, synthesizer), Winston Marshall (vocals, electric guitar, banjo) and Ted Dwane (vocals, bass guitar, doub...

Haviah Mighty’s powerful debut: 13th Floor

Haviah Mighty’s powerful debut: 13th Floor

Tyki Rose

August 27, 2019

Hailing from Brampton: Meet Haviah Mighty Haviah Mighty is a writer and hip hop artist hailing from Toronto, Canada, specifically the Brampton neighborhood. Mighty was heavily influenced by the music that was popular when she was growing up. She listened to the mainstream hip hop of the 2000’s as w...

Young Thug releases long-awaited new album

Young Thug releases long-awaited new album

Kyle Atkinson

August 22, 2019

It is crazy to think that Young Thug has been in the rap game for almost a decade at this point. I remember hearing my first Thug track in early 2011 like it was just yesterday. I had no clue that he would grow into what he is today. Coming from humble beginnings in the slums of Atlanta, he’s beco...

“The Lost Boy” album review

“The Lost Boy” album review

Jameson Williams

August 20, 2019

YBN Cordae demonstrates a knack for lyricism on his debut studio album, The Lost Boy. Supported by three singles, “Have Mercy”, “Bad Idea”, and “RNP”, The Lost Boy dropped on July 26th, 2019. Recently named to the XXL Freshman Class of 2019, Cordae Amari Dunston, AKA YBN Cordae, should be considered its valedictorian. YBN Cordae began his rap ca...

i,i Bon Iver Album Review

i,i Bon Iver Album Review

Jackson Card

August 16, 2019

Last week the world of indie rock was buzzing over Bon Iver's album release: i,i. This is coming 3 years after the Eau Claire, Wisconsin based band released their experimental transition into folk-tronica, 22, a million. I was interested to see how they would follow up such an experimental yet beauti...

Gallivan Plaza gets packed for Young the Giant at Twilight Concert Series

Gallivan Plaza gets packed for Young the Giant at Twilight Concert Series

Roberto Elguera

August 15, 2019

On August 1, 2019 people from all over the state came to see Young The Giant; accompanied by The Aces and Sego. The temperature was a pleasant 84 degrees, which was nice compared to our usual summer weather. The night was full of drinks, food and most importantly good music. Anticipation was high. One...

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