Post Tagged with: "rap"

Album Review: ‘Tetsuo & Youth’

Album Review: ‘Tetsuo & Youth’

★★★☆☆ In his new album “Tetsuo & Youth,” Lupe Fiasco dives back into the rap game with a fervor that produces his best work in a long time. While there are moments where the energy falls a bit flat, this album is a mix of imagery and interesting political statements[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Jaden Smith's impressive new album "CTV2" sets his work apart from his father and sister.

Album Review: ‘CTV2’

★★★★☆ Jaden Smith is anything but average. Having recently made headlines after a bizarre New York Times interview, the 16-year-old has become known for his eccentric behavior. It seems that he skyrocketed to fame working alongside his star-studded family, making Smith’s future as a celebrity independent of his father’s and[Read More…]

by November 29, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

The Academic Value of Hip-Hop

To the Editor: In his article “Hip-Hop Unworthy of Academia” (The Hoya, A3, April 1, 2014), Jerry D. Rassias thought himself worthy to write about how curse words make him squeamish, how egotism and consumption feed moral depravity and how hip-hop is therefore unworthy of academia. There are many who[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
Hip-Hop Unworthy of Academia

Hip-Hop Unworthy of Academia

In light of Nas recently speaking at Georgetown, discussions about the significance of rap have picked up substantially. Many believe that rap’s lyrics should be openly taught, regarding the genre as an art form with literary merit. As Michael E. Dyson said during his conversation with Nas in Gaston Hall[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 14 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

While Nas Charms the Crowd, Dyson Steals the Show

There’s no question hip-hop legend Nasir Jones was the headliner Thursday evening in Gaston Hall. It makes sense, then, why the audience murmured in surprise when “the greatest …” was first used to describe someone on stage other than Nasty Nas. “It’s an amazing opportunity in my career to be[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Opinion

Nas’ Appeal to Academia

Yesterday’s conversation between sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson and rapper Nas captured the attention of the student body with a truly dynamic exchange in Gaston Hall. While the thrill of hosting a popular music artist added a new dimension to the traditionally political and academic guests who speak in Gaston,[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

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
Mike Stud Hits It Big in Rap Game

Mike Stud Hits It Big in Rap Game

Mike Seander throws out rhymes almost as quickly as he throws a baseball. Clocking in his fastball at a blazing 90 miles per hour, Seander, a first-year graduate student in the Sports Industry Management program, is a relief pitcher for the Hoyas’ varsity baseball squad. In his free time though, Seander is also an emerging[Read More…]

by December 2, 2013 0 comments Sports
Kanye West Breaks Musical Barriers With ‘Yeezus’

Kanye West Breaks Musical Barriers With ‘Yeezus’

Kanye West has gone mad. But, luckily for us, genius tends to border madness, at least in the music industry, and that can lead to some pretty great music. Yeezus is spectacular, strange and extravagant, withKanye proving to his listeners — and his haters — that he is still the best innovator in[Read More…]

by June 21, 2013 0 comments The Guide
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