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Although personal and interesting, the new Baby Keem album The Melodic Blue is consistently mediocre.

Review: Latest Baby Keem album is consistently mediocre

By Andres Hernandez, Contributing Writer September 23, 2021
Although personal and interesting, the new Baby Keem album "The Melodic Blue" is consistently mediocre.
Kendrick Lamar produced the soundtrack to the Black Panther movie, collaborating with artists such as Travis Scott, SZA and Saudi.

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

By Aidan Lentz, Staff Writer February 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

Review: Singles for the week of 2/2

By Kara Bowen, Assistant Life and Culture Editor February 3, 2018

“Pray for Me” The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar Released Feb. 2 XO “Pray for Me” begins passably with The Weeknd’s smooth voice over a dance beat, and only takes off when Kendrick Lamar...

Deja View: A look back at pop culture in 2017

Deja View: A look back at pop culture in 2017

By Kendyl Bennett, Podcast Editor December 15, 2017

Senior writer Jake Leary sat down with a collection of Ithacan writers, editors and producers to round out 2017. In the first segment, staff writer Matt Maloney and podcast editor Kendyl Bennett argue...

Rhapsody blends her personal life with cultural drama on her latest album Lailas Wisdom. Based on advice from her grandmother, Lailas Wisdom is an opportunity for Rhapsody to give back to her fans.

Review: Rapsody spreads wisdom on latest rap release

By Matt Maloney, Multimedia Editor October 2, 2017
It would be a cultural injustice to ignore the phenomenal lyrical stylings of Rapsody’s work on “Laila’s Wisdom.”
Kendrick Lamars newest album, DAMN., released April 14 and features guest appearances by U2, Rihanna and Zacari. DAMN. is Lamars sixth album and follows the 2016 release untitled unmastered.

Review: Kendrick Lamar conquers the hip-hop competition

By Matt Maloney, Assistant Multimedia Editor April 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

Deja View: Piracy

By Kendyl Bennett, Podcast Editor April 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. You can read Matt's review of ALL-AMERICAN...

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

By Colin Barrett, Staff Writer December 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 Lamars surprise album stuns

Review: Kendrick Lamar’s surprise album stuns

By Cecilia Morales, Staff Awiter March 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

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

By Matthew Radulski, Staff Writer March 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 Jared Wolf February 15, 2014

This is your second weekly round-up of pop culture stories that represented small steps forward... or two steps back. Progress: Atlantic editor Scott Stossel "came out" as a person living with anxiety...

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