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August 19, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Singles for the week of 3/15

By The Ithacan | Mar 15, 2019

“Break it Off”
AikJ
Released Mar.

Review: Singles for the week of 2/17

By | Feb 17, 2019

Raise a Man
Alicia Keys
Released Feb.

Review: Singles for the Week of 2/1

By The Ithacan | Feb 2, 2019

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

Review: Rap album is brief but bursting with emotion

By | Dec 3, 2018

“Some Rap Songs” is ambitious and unexpectedly artistic, presenting a fusion of influences and emotional verses without fanfare.

Review: Logic passionately honors past rap legends

By | Oct 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.

Review: Twenty One Pilots perfects signature alt-rock rap

By | Oct 9, 2018

“Trench” is an epic return for Twenty One Pilots — the band expands its sound and poetic lyrics without fear of “selling out” to mainstream media.

Review: Rap trio Migos releases a repetitive trap record

By | Jan 31, 2018

“Culture II” is a one hour and 45 minute long behemoth that drags on endlessly. The album overindulges on uninspired lyrics and identical songs.

Deja View: Dame D.O.L.L.A and being a part-time artist

By | Nov 8, 2017

In a special bonus episode of Deja View, Life & Culture Editor Jake Leary talks to Multimedia Editor Matt Maloney about his review of NBA star Damian Lillard’s new album “CONFIRMED” and his thoughts on athletes branching out beyond their sport.

Q&A: Aspiring hip-hop artist establishes himself in Ithaca

By | Oct 3, 2017

That’s a big part of what rap is about, just saying what you want and trying to change the world politically.

Review: ‘Patti Cake$’ can’t hit the high note

By | Sep 6, 2017

But the absurdism undermines the film’s attempts at genuineness, and the more poignant moments don’t land.

L&C Review: Rap group infuses novelty into saturated genre

By | Aug 31, 2017

BROCKHAMPTON’S ability to focus on the present while also acknowledging its past differentiates it from other notable rap groups.

Review: Kendrick Lamar conquers the hip-hop competition

By | Apr 26, 2017

It may not be a straightforward classic like “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” or sonically experimental like “To Pimp a Butterfly,” but it has mass appeal.