Post Tagged with: "hip hop"

ATLANTIC RECORDS

Album Review: ‘Luv is Rage 2’

Noah Hawke is a Hoya Staff Writer. ★★★★☆ Riding on the success of his greatest hit and song of the summer, “XO Tour Llif3,” hip-hop artist Lil Uzi Vert has finally dropped his highly anticipated debut studio album, “Luv is Rage 2.” The Philadelphia-based rapper began his professional career in[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music Issue, The Guide
RCA RECORDS

Album: ‘Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy’

Mac Dressman is a Hoya Staff Writer. ★★☆☆☆ The title of A$AP Mob’s latest album may be telling — it is as if the group got “too cozy” after the success of its latest album, and neglected to put the same amount of effort into “Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy.”[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
U STREET MUSIC HALL FACEBOOK

Go-Go Going Nowhere

Frenetic drum beats, cheering and chanting pour out onto U Street. The sounds emanate from the insides of theaters, clubs and performance halls, where masses of Washington, D.C. music fans sing and dance, abandoning themselves to the untamed spirit of the “Chocolate City.” Although this scene is timeless, the type[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
Album Review: ‘Painting Pictures’

Album Review: ‘Painting Pictures’

★★☆☆☆ Born in 1997, Dieuson Octave — better known by his stage name, Kodak Black — is younger than many Georgetown students. Although still new to the rap industry, the rapper has been making music since the age of 12, exhibiting talents far beyond his years. He recently entered the[Read More…]

by June 5, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
Album Review: ‘Humanz’

Album Review: ‘Humanz’

★★★☆☆ When the British virtual band Gorillaz began recording its fifth studio album, “Humanz,” in 2016, its creators, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, invited collaborators to join them in celebrating a “party at the end of world where [Donald] Trump has become president.” Albarn and Hewlett hoped that their album[Read More…]

by June 4, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
Album Review: ‘DAMN.’

Album Review: ‘DAMN.’

★★★★★ At the end of “Ab-Soul’s Outro,” the penultimate track on Kendrick Lamar’s 2011 debut album “Section.80,” the Compton, Calif. rapper emphatically declared, “I’m not the next pop star / I’m not the next socially aware rapper.” Over the next four years, however, this proclamation would prove quite false: the[Read More…]

by April 30, 2017 0 comments Music, The Guide
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Artists Take A Stand in 2016-17

Art, as a form of public speech, is inherently political and engages with existing thoughts and ideologies. After a remarkably eventful year in the political and social spheres, art and culture have naturally adopted similar themes. From restaurants to comedy clubs to movie theaters, artists and public figures have been[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide, Year in Review
MIGOS

Concert Review: Migos

“Migos is bigger than the Beatles.” What started as a satirical comparison has become a near serious debate. Sparked by the inescapable single “Bad and Boujee,” which topped the Billboard charts for three weeks, Migos’ new stardom has caused many to reconsider this old joke and wonder if it may[Read More…]

LOUIS ARMSTRONG

Songs of Struggle and Spirit

Nat King Cole. Ella Fitzgerald. Chuck Berry. Aretha Franklin. Kendrick Lamar. When it comes to understanding the power of black artists in the American musical landscape, there is certainly no shortage of icons from which to choose. In fact, it is impossible to discuss the history of American music without[Read More…]

1ST and 15TH ENTERTAINMENT

Album Review: ‘DROGAS Light’

★★★☆☆ Lupe Fiasco’s career has been tumultuous in recent months; after a series of tweets in response to his ostensibly anti-Semitic lyrics and talks of an early retirement in 2016, the Chicago rapper cancelled the release of two upcoming studio albums. Luckily for his fans, however, Lupe Fiasco has finally[Read More…]