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GOOD MUSIC
Growing as a musical artist, Detroit rapper Big Sean shows a strong desire to inspire personal growth in his listeners through his fourth studio album “I Decided.”

Album Review: ‘I Decided.’

Detroit rapper Big Sean has consistently produced music that reflects on both the demanding nature of the rap industry and his own hard work and struggle toward success. In this sense, “I Decided.,” his fourth studio album, is reminiscent of his past work. However, his latest album is unique in[Read More…]

Ocean’s Trifecta

Ocean’s Trifecta

Self-imposed exile seems to do something special for musicians. In the wake of his infamous encounter with Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West retreated to Hawaii and crafted “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” his most expressive and critically acclaimed album to date. During the winter[Read More…]

ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS

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

ABRAMS: Moving from Pop to Hip-Hop

One was a 13-year-old Canadian YouTube star with pop stardom in his future. Another was a teen heartthrob in U.K. band One Direction, touring the world with hit love songs like “That’s What Makes You Beautiful.” A third was the youngest member of Disney Channel’s own Jonas Brothers band. In[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

ABRAMS: The Future of Hip-Hop is Here

This week, Atlanta rapper Future, born Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, became the fastest hip-hop artist in history to have three No. 1 albums after his latest offering, “EVOL,” debuted at the top of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. To put that in perspective, the last time an artist has had three[Read More…]

by February 19, 2016 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
SMITH: What Yeezy Taught Me About Failure

SMITH: What Yeezy Taught Me About Failure

“I specifically ordered Persian rugs with cherub imagery!!! What do I have to do to get a simple Persian rug with cherub imagery uuuuugh.” Posted July 29, 2010, this absurd remark is exactly what most would expect from self-proclaimed genius Kanye West’s Twitter account. Widely regarded as an egotistical maniac, West’s[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Album Review: ‘What a Time to Be Alive’

Album Review: ‘What a Time to Be Alive’

★★★☆☆ With a title as hype-inducing as “What a Time to Be Alive,” Drake and Future’s mixtape was set to fan the flames of an already scorching year for hip-hop. With three months still to go, 2015 has already seen releases from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean and[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
Adding to the Freshman Top 10

Adding to the Freshman Top 10

Every year, hip-hop magazine XXL publishes a list of 10 artists it believes will become the next big names in hip-hop. Its freshmen list is always a subject of much debate, whether it be around the talent of the artists or around their status as freshmen who have yet to[Read More…]

by June 15, 2015 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Summer Music

Summer Music

Not sure where to start with your summer playlist? Have no fear. The next few months promise to bring a variety of new music from your favorite artists as well as a few need-to-know newbies. Rock Desire a contemporary spin on this classic genre? Check out these two groups who[Read More…]

by May 15, 2015 0 comments Summer Highlights, The Guide
Hoyas Have One Move, One Groove

Hoyas Have One Move, One Groove

Some of the most fearless Hoyas are most comfortable when wearing dance pants and sneakers — or at least, that is the mindset of the co-ed dance group Groove Theory. Having been repeatedly ranked the best performing arts group on campus, Groove Theory struts its stuff on and off stage[Read More…]