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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.
Logic features artists like RZA, Lucy Rose, C Dot Castro, Norah Jones and Seth MacFarlane on his new album, College Park.

Review: Logic’s new album takes fans through rise to fame

By Jadyn Davis, Staff Writer March 22, 2023
"College Park" feels like an autobiographical take on rapper Logic's life, revealing great detail through narration and compelling lyrics.
Rap artist Pierre Bourne has a new album out titled Good Movie. However, its difficult to find anything good about it when listening.

Review: Rap album features misogynistic lyrics

By Sydney Brumfield, Senior Writer September 15, 2022
Musical Producer Pi'erre Bourne has worked with big names like Kanye West and Travis Scott, but his new standalone album is simply misogynistic and lazily structured.
From left, freshman Brian Martinez, Omari Matthis, D’Andre Walker, RJ Dixon and David Simmons are members of the group Kings By Nature. They produce hip-hop and rap music at Ithaca College. Starting as a joke, the group decided to pursue music seriously after receiving positive feedback.

IC rappers build campus hip-hop culture

By Mike Ross, Life and Culture Editor February 4, 2022

Glaring into a crowd of high-energy spectators, junior Jordan Alexander remembers his humble beginnings. In just two years, he’s made it from recording in his bedroom to performing his first show at...

In on to better things, Iann Dior opens up with personal lyrics on heartbreak, anxiety and intrusive thoughts.

Review: Iann Dior gets vulnerable with newest album release

By Matt Minton, Staff Writer January 31, 2022
In "on to better things," Iann Dior opens up with personal lyrics on heartbreak, anxiety and intrusive thoughts.
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.
Rising alt-pop star Dominic Fikes new album, What Could Possibly Go Wrong, is an excellent album full of anthemic tracks and confessional lyrics. His music can be equated to Frank Oceans with a sound distinct and personal to Fike.

Review: Alt-pop artist bends genres in captivating album

By Eva Salzman, Staff Writer August 22, 2020
Rising alt-pop star Dominic Fike's new album, "What Could Possibly Go Wrong," is an excellent album full of anthemic tracks and confessional lyrics.
R.A.P. Ferreira’s new album is filled with well-written lyrics and a new jazz sound. The rappers experimental style works to his benefit.

Review: Rapper combines poetic lyrics with jazz sound

By Jackson Noel April 4, 2020
R.A.P. Ferreira’s new album is filled with well-written lyrics and a new jazz sound. The rapper's experimental style works to his benefit.
Review: Singles for the week of 4/14

Review: Singles for the week of 4/14

By Olivia Riggio, Life & Culture Editor April 14, 2019

“Everybody Here Hates You” Courtney Barnett Released April 8, 2019 Marathon Artists Courtney Barnett’s latest release is a sarcastic, edgy rock ‘n’ roll track that calls out the...

Insane Clown Posse falls under the genre of horror core. Although some listeners might enjoy the gory aspects of the album, mainstream listeners might find it hard to relate to the music.

Review: Rap duo disturbs with “Fearless Fred Fury”

By Noah Pincus February 28, 2019

The written thoughts of a psychopath over bizarre keyboard melodies may not be the average person’s idea of music, but the Insane Clown Posse is far from average, as it unquestionably demonstrates in...

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...

Ski Mask the Slump God explores his own, one-of-a-kind style and works to produce the best music for his fans, instead of for fame.

Review: ‘Stokeley’ album is charmingly off-kilter

By David West, Staff Writer December 5, 2018
The truth is, and always has been, that the coarse, chaotic rhymes of this Florida-born rapper are an acquired taste.
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