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Album Review: ‘4 Your Eyez Only’

Album Review: ‘4 Your Eyez Only’

★★★★☆ Two years after the double Platinum-certified album “2014 Forest Hills Drive,” Jermaine Cole, better known as J. Cole, released his fourth studio album, “4 Your Eyez Only” on December 9th. The album sees Cole reevaluating his life after fame and finding fulfillment in activism through rap, providing straightforward, yet[Read More…]

by December 19, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide

Concert Review: Kanye West

A soft, heavenly light illuminated Kanye West as he sang the last notes of “Only One,” a touching ode to his mother and family. The Verizon Center was calm — a rarity during his Sept. 8 set — acknowledging the sentimentality of the song to the performer, yet eagerly anticipating[Read More…]

Album Review: Sremmlife 2

Album Review: Sremmlife 2

Summer 2014 played witness to the introduction of a duo called Rae Sremmurd and their shrill-voiced summer hit “No Flex Zone.” With an addictively joyous persona, Khalif “Swae Lee” Brown and Aaquil “Slim Jxmmi” Brown followed the release with a string of radio hits including “No Type,” “Throw Some Mo”[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

ALBUM: ‘Dame Fortune’

★★☆☆☆ Best known for producing the “Mad Men” intro, Columbus, Ohio, native Ramble Jon Krohn — also known as RJD2 — recently released his sixth solo album, “Dame Fortune,” on March 25. Throughout his career, RJD2 has consistently demonstrated his tendency to blend genres, beginning with the album “DeadRinger” in[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

ALBUM: ‘Painting With’

★★★☆☆ Fifteen years ago, the members of experimental pop group Animal Collective were working mundane desk jobs in New York City. Following their decision to pursue careers in music, David Portner, Noah Lennox and Brian Weitz — better known by their stage names Avey Tare, Panda Bear and Geologist, respectively[Read More…]


Yeezy Season 3

In a grand showing Feb. 11, Kanye West took over Madison Square Garden to debut his latest fashion installment, “Yeezy Season 3.” Although the show combines elements of both clothing and shoes, fans have always clamored over the footwear produced in his partnership with Adidas. Previously released as the Yeezy[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide