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Popped Culture: GRAMMYs recap and discussion

Popped Culture: GRAMMY’s recap and discussion

By Georgie Gassaro, Staff Writer February 8, 2024
The 66th annual GRAMMY Awards were hosted Feb. 4 in sunny Los Angeles to celebrate another year of musical success across all genres. With household names like Billy Joel, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder and even Meryl Streep in attendance, it was a night full of surprises, firsts and unforgettable performances. 
Obsession and ownership are commonly confused as love and infatuation in music

Obsession and ownership are commonly confused as love and infatuation in music

By Grace Azaula, Staff Writer November 1, 2023
Needing someone. Owning someone. Watching someone. While these disturbing expressions may sound like themes common in horror movies, they can also be used to describe a host of famous “love songs.” Across genres and decades, musicians have sung about love in a way that borders on obsession, thus normalizing a dangerous depiction of what love should look like. 
Drakes newest album, For All The Dogs, features a number of other artists including Drake’s son Adonis, J. Cole, SZA, 21 Savage, Yeat, Lil Yachty and more.

“For All The Dogs” highlights melodic and toxic flows

By Malik Clement, Managing Editor October 11, 2023
“For All The Dogs” is a well-balanced mix of both forms of the 6 God, as the album leans heavily on its top-tier features while also showing that Drake is still having fun with his music career.
The Ithacan Life & Culture staff highlighted some of the hit films and albums released during the winter of 2022-2023.

Review: Winter 2022–23 movie and album releases

Damien Chazelle, Guillermo del Toro and SZA are among the directors and artists who released new projects during the 2022-2023 winter season.
Singles for the week 10/24.

Review: Singles of the Week 10/24

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor October 31, 2022
Singles for the week 10/24.
Singles for the week 9/27.

Review: Singles of the Week 9/27

By Eva Salzman, Life and Culture Editor October 5, 2021
Singles for the week 9/27.
Review: Singles for the week 4/5

Review: Singles for the week 4/5

By Eva Salzman, Assistant Life & Culture Editor April 13, 2021
Singles for the week 4/5
Review: Singles for the week of 4/19

Review: Singles for the week of 4/19

By Olivia Riggio, Life & Culture Editor April 20, 2019

“Easy” Tycho, Saint Sinner Released April 17, 2019 Mom + Pop/ Ninja Tune Tycho is known for composing glittering, ambient techno soundscapes. This collaboration with producer and vocalist...

Bronx rapper Cardi Bs debut album, Invasion of Privacy, reached No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart. The album features collaborations with artists such as Migos, 21 Savage and SZA.

Review: ‘Invasion of Privacy’ pops with fierce, funny flow

By Hannah Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer April 16, 2018
“Invasion of Privacy” is funny, fierce, loud-mouthed and in-your-face.
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.
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...

Review: Singles for the week of 9/1

Review: Singles for the week of 9/1

By Jake Leary, Life and Culture Editor September 2, 2017

"If I’m Lucky" Jason Derulo Warner Bros. Records “If I’m Lucky,” released Sept. 1, sounds unfinished. The intro is sloppy, the occasional interjections sound like accidents and Jason...

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