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August 21, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack’s synergy stands strong

By | Feb 14, 2018

Featuring sounds ranging from hip-hop to R&B to traditional African music, “Black Panther: The Album” comes off a bold celebration of black culture.

Review: Singles for the week of 2/2

By | Feb 3, 2018

“Pray for Me”
The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar
Released Feb.

Deja View: A look back at pop culture in 2017

By | Dec 15, 2017

Senior writer Jake Leary sat down with a collection of Ithacan writers, editors and producers to round out 2017.

Review: Rapsody spreads wisdom on latest rap release

By | Oct 2, 2017

It would be a cultural injustice to ignore the phenomenal lyrical stylings of Rapsody’s work on “Laila’s Wisdom.”

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.

Deja View: Piracy

By | Apr 11, 2017

In a micro edition of Deja View, Reviews Editor Jake Leary sat down with Assistant Multimedia Editor Matt Maloney to talk about the moral grey area of piracy.

Review: ‘Starboy’ shines in the Weeknd’s latest release

By | Dec 3, 2016

The Weeknd has created one of the most fun and hypnotizing albums of 2016. His themes of materialism and betrayal immerse listeners into “Starboy”.

Review: Kendrick Lamar’s surprise album stuns

By | Mar 8, 2016

Lamar is one of the few artists in the music industry who truly captures the raw emotions and difficulties of living in a system of oppression.

Review: ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ soars with powerful wordplay

By | Mar 30, 2015

The most captivating part of the album is not the rhymes, nor the blend of beats and verses. It’s a simple conversation between two great artists.

Progress and Regress 2

By | Feb 15, 2014

This is your second weekly round-up of pop culture stories that represented small steps forward… or two steps back.