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The Guide’s 2018 Grammy Picks

RECORD OF THE YEAR Redbone (Childish Gambino)  Despacito (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber) The Story of O.J. (JAY-Z) HUMBLE. (Kendrick Lamar) 24K Magic (Bruno Mars)   ALBUM OF THE YEAR Awaken, My Love! (Childish Gambino) 4:44 (JAY-Z) DAMN. (Kendrick Lamar) Melodrama (Lorde) 24K Magic   SONG OF[Read More…]

BROCKHAMPTON

Top 10 Albums of 2017

1. BROCKHAMPTON – ‘SATURATION III’ What is most striking about BROCKHAMPTON is not the colorful and varied production that quickly worms its way into listeners’ heads, or the effeminate vocal melodies that often play a central role in tracks such as “BLEACH.” Nor is it that it rocketed out of[Read More…]

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Album Review: ‘Lemonade’

★★★★★ Beyoncé premiered her sixth solo album on HBO Saturday – but calling it an “album” is a gross understatement. “Lemonade” is a visual masterpiece that redefines what it means to be an artist, swiftly dismissing anyone who doubts that she is the reigning queen of the music industry. In[Read More…]

ROLLING STONE

Jay Z and Beyonce prove that they are still music royalty with their tour 'On The Run' which has been filmed by HBO.

Television Review: ‘On The Run’

★★★★☆ When you think of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, what images pop into your head? Is it Brooklyn and Houston and mind-boggling personal and professional success? Or is it a gang king and a princess taking names at any cost, careening out of control until they reach their bitter end? Chances[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Rapper Nas, left, discusses the legitimacy of hip-hop in academia with professor James Braxton Peterson on Thursday in Gaston Hall.

Nas Talks Rap, Politics in Gaston

Hip-hop artists seldom shy from bravado, but moderator James Braxton Peterson, a professor of Africana studies at Lehigh University, began Thursday night’s event — featuring sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson and Nas — with deference. “It’s an amazing opportunity in my career to be here in Gaston Hall at this[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Dyson Discusses Highly Anticipated Nas Appearance

Michael Eric Dyson, a professor in the sociology department, will appear Thursday evening in Gaston Hall alongside legendary hip-hop artist Nas. Dyson spoke with The Hoya on Wednesday about where Nas, himself an acclaimed storyteller, fits within the story of hip-hop. Below is an edited transcript of the half-hour conversation.[Read More…]

by March 27, 2014 1 comment Campus News

Setting the Stage for Nasty Nas

As New York City radio DJ Peter Rosenberg puts it, Nasir “Nas” Jones would belong on the Mount Rushmore of hip-hop. The legendary rapper from Queens, N.Y., is set to appear Thursday evening alongside Professor Michael Eric Dyson in Gaston Hall, where they will discuss the state of a culture[Read More…]

by March 27, 2014 1 comment Campus News

Class Ends With Surprise Call From Jay-Z

As roughly 150 students in “Sociology of Hip-Hop: Jay-Z” waited at 8 a.m. today for what they expected to be the last lecture of the semester from Professor Michael Eric Dyson, the professor paused after a few minutes to take a phone call. On the line was the subject of[Read More…]

by April 29, 2013 1 comment Campus News
In the Limelight: Professing Jay-Z

In the Limelight: Professing Jay-Z

Positioned across from a CBS news reporter, with cameras, microphones and producers scattered around his office, professor Michael Eric Dyson continues his typical day at work. Dyson’s class, “Sociology of Hip-Hop: Urban Theodicy of Jay-Z,” has become the focus of a media circus on campus in recent weeks, drawing attention[Read More…]

by December 6, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

New Releases // 9.2.11

“You Make Me Feel” Cobra Starship Single 1 star “You Make Me Feel Good” is one of the dumbest dance songs I’ve ever heard. The beauty of popular dance music is forgetting the lyrics and having a good time getting your groove on; dance songs can be good when they’re[Read More…]

by September 2, 2011 0 comments The Guide