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Danny Brown released his newest album, Quaranta, Nov. 17.

Danny Brown raps a story of love, drugs and alcohol with hints of jazz

By Jess Williams, Staff Writer November 30, 2023
“XXX” became Brown’s career-launching album, defying all odds as a music artist in that age group, especially in a genre that emphasizes youth. “Quaranta” looks back on the 10 years Brown has spent as Detroit’s most divisive underground rapper.
Sophomore Lizelle Hill poses in the middle of the opening to a hip hop routine to “THE Dynasty” choreographed by sophomore Irena Rosenberg and performed by members of the Ithaca College Pulse Hip Hop dance group on March 24 in the Emerson Suites.

IC Tap Club hosts first showcase in five years

By Kalysta Donaghy-Robinson March 28, 2023

For the first time since 2018, the Ithaca College Tap Club put on a showcase in the Emerson Suites on March 24. Collaborating with several other dance clubs on campus including IC Unbound, Pulse Hip Hop,...

JID returns to the music scene with his inspired, excellent new album, The Forever Story.

Review: JID returns to the music scene with a great story

By Jess Williams, Contributing Writer September 8, 2022
After features on songs by Doja Cat, John Legend and Imagine Dragons, hip-hop artist JID returns with a hit album of his own.
Review: Kyles new album Its Not So Bad is not so great

Review: Kyle’s new album “It’s Not So Bad” is not so great

By Mike Ross, Life and Culture Editor February 10, 2022
"It's Not So Bad" struggles to define Kyle's style, resulting in an inconsistent and lackluster new record.
The album leaves listeners to sit and reflect, forcing them to look back on the dark, emotional situations that the members of Brockhampton have shared with them.

Review: Hip-hop group releases conceptual album

By Khami Auerbach, Contributing Writer April 21, 2021
The album leaves listeners to sit and reflect, forcing them to look back on the dark, emotional situations that the members of Brockhampton have shared with them.
Nicholas Robinson, a Black hip-hop artist known as Overflow, performed July 10 at a virtual benefit concert for Black Lives Matter Ithaca, hosted by Ithaca College Bureau of Concerts and Ithaca Underground. Attendees raised $500 throughout the course of the concert, which was streamed on Twitch.

Ithaca musicians rock out for Black Lives Matter benefit concert

By Maddy Martin, Assistant Life & Culture Editor July 18, 2020
Nicholas Robinson, a Black hip-hop artist known as Overflow, performed July 10 at a virtual benefit concert for Black Lives Matter Ithaca.
Spike Jonze, who directed the sci-fi romance film Her, brings his experimental filmmaking technique to Beastie Boys Story, a documentary that charts the hip-hop groups rise to fame. The living members of the group narrate the film, and Jonze lets them shape the narrative with their words.

Review: Humor and reflection drives Beastie Boys documentary

By Elijah de Castro June 4, 2020
Spike Jonze, who directed the sci-fi romance film "Her," brings his experimental filmmaking technique to "Beastie Boys Story."
The members of Ithaca College’s Pulse Hip Hop Team rehearse their heel dancing routine for their upcoming spring semester showcase Feb. 23 in the Emerson Suites.

Focused Footwork: Pulse Hip-Hop prepares for showcase

By Hannah Fitzpatrick February 13, 2020

Typically, Pulse Hip Hop, an Ithaca College dance team dedicated to hip-hop dancing, performs its spring semester showcase in March. With the showcase moved up to Feb. 23, the women in the group have been...

Review: Singles for the week of 2/17

Review: Singles for the week of 2/17

By Olivia Riggio, Life & Culture Editor February 17, 2019

Raise a Man Alicia Keys Released Feb. 11, 2019 RCA Records Passionate, sultry and strong, Alicia Keys’ latest track chronicles the difficulties — and triumphs — of deep love. It is lush...

Review: Singles for the Week of 2/1

February 2, 2019

“Fine Mess” Interpol Released Jan. 30, 2019 Matador Records New York rockers, Interpol’s surprise single is moody and raucous. “Fine Mess”  is about a passionate but doomed love....

Rap genius Earl Sweatshirt released his third studio album after a three-year hiatus.

Review: Rap album is brief but bursting with emotion

By Kara Bowen, Life and Culture Editor December 3, 2018
“Some Rap Songs” is ambitious and unexpectedly artistic, presenting a fusion of influences and emotional verses without fanfare.
Rapper Logic released the fourth and final album in the Young Sinatra series.

Review: Logic passionately honors past rap legends

By James Baratta, Contributing Writer October 23, 2018
Logic has returned with his zealous, boom-bap hybrid “Young Sinatra IV” — a tribute to the artists who nurtured his passion for rap.
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