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Das Makes a Statement

Das Makes a Statement

Walk around campus and you will see the same poster of two men everywhere. The one on the left has a scarf draped around his neck a necklace of chili peppers, and the other has his nose full of cigarettes. That’s Das Racist. The up-and-coming Brooklyn-based rap group was flying[Read More…]

by November 17, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Drake Takes Care of Business on New Album

Take Care will confuse a lot of Drake enthusiasts because the Young Money pretty boy’s sophomore album transcends the conformity of traditional rap records. Not only does Drake flawlessly blend R and B and rap, he also touches on subject matter that supersedes “money talk.” In the year it has taken him to[Read More…]

by November 17, 2011 0 comments The Guide

New Releases // 11.11.11

“Give Me All Your Love” Madonna Untitled Album 3 stars The original Lady Gaga, in anticipation of her still-untitled 12th album, doesn’t disappoint. The upbeat, catchy tune may not be comparable to “Celebration” or “Like A Prayer,” but references to “Lucky Star” will appease older generations as well as dance-happy[Read More…]

by November 10, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Even With New Album Out, Wale’s Still Chillin’

Even With New Album Out, Wale’s Still Chillin’

On Attention Deficit, we found Wale still discovering himself, but what he brought to the table was undeniable: a unique flow. Wale’s voice and lyrical delivery have become his most recognizable characteristics. Sure, some of his lyrics are crazy, but Wale’s trademark is his rhythm. In Ambition, Wale has essentially perfected his[Read More…]

by November 5, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Hipster Hop: Rap Duo Das Racist Doesn’t Relax

n the first promotional single for Watch the Throne, Kanye West coined the term “H.A.M.” In Das Racist’s first commercial album, Relax, the rap duo simply does that — they “go H.A.M.” with an eclectic blend of electrofunk, throwback-Brooklyn flow and parody. The album title is certainly misleading, because Das Racist immerses themselves into all 14[Read More…]

by September 16, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Hoya Saxa-phonist Starts off on the Right Note

Hoya Saxa-phonist Starts off on the Right Note

Twenty-year-old Braxton Cook, a sophomore in the College, has been slowly taking over the D.C. jazz scene with his alto saxophone. A regular performer in D.C. jazz clubs, Braxton has received countless accolades for his music: gold medalist at the National ACT-SO competition, NFAA Young Arts finalist, member of the[Read More…]

by April 1, 2011 0 comments The Guide

No Big Hits on Khalifa’s Newest Album

Displeasure and shock will overcome fans who remember Wiz Khalifa from Burn After Rolling andKush & Orange Juice. After signing with Atlantic Records, Khalifa has seemingly adopted a pop persona, flooding his tracks with cooing choruses and melodic vocals. In a nutshell, veteran Khalifa listeners will accuse him of “selling out.” But[Read More…]

by March 25, 2011 0 comments The Guide