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Get To Know Nascent, Producer for 50 Cent, Chance the Rapper & Saba

  By Elena Wilson Meet Nascent, a 23-year-old upcoming producer from the Northwest side of Chicago. Nascent is a self-taught musician and has been producing music for over 8 years and has worked with Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Saba, and more. In this interview Nascent talks about the beginnings of his career…
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Jacky’s Playlist

By Jacqueline Nunez  During the last few years, music has evolved from what it used to be. Artist Chance the Rapper focuses on ethereal lyrics and vivacious beats while artists such as Bruce Slaughter and Jaytekz almost strictly focuses on talking about more somber subjects such as depression, demons, and death. Overall, these artists have…
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The Bucket List Project Album Review

By Breanna Bonslater   Saba’s The Bucket List Project, while highly successful,may not be as much of a breakout as his first album ComfortZone. Comparing the two albums the growth sonically is apparent as well as the maturity that can be seen through the difference in themes. ComfortZone theme revolved more around the idea of…
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Beyonce Lemonade Album Review

  Beyonce Album By:Sema’J Fisher Beyonce is one of my favorite singers because I love how she tells a story in every song and her songs just always right for each emotion I am feeling and she always tells a story in every song whether it’s meant to be sad,happy or hurt. Beyonce is very…
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The Top Five Featuring Bill Ayers

Welcome to the Top Five. It’s Monday and that means it’s back to business. If you’re looking for inspiration, we got you covered. Every Monday, we invite some of our favorite artists to share five links that inspire them. Tune in to find new music, poems, and more. Today, we have Bill Ayers sharing his…
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Humanz – Gorillaz, Album Review

  By Elena Wilson Humanz is the fifth Gorillaz studio album. It’s mostly centered around politics and mainly covers the topic of Trump’s America. Damon Albarn, the creator of Gorillaz, said in an interview that the theme of the album is, “A night where everything that you believed in was turned on its head”. It…
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Teen Angst

Teen years are rough on everyone, mood swings, confusion, romance (or lack thereof), and a new found independence lead us to become hedonistic, craving fun and adventure 24/7 or else we aren’t doing it right. We scream and fight and crave something to fill that emptiness of “not doing it right” like teens in media….
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The Top Five Featuring Benjamin Alfaro

  Welcome to the Top Five. It’s Monday and that means it’s back to business. If you’re looking for inspiration, we got you covered. Every Monday, we invite some of our favorite artists to share five links that inspire them. Tune in to find new music, poems, and more. Today, we have Benjamin Alfaro sharing…
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Breezy’s Playlist

By Breanna Bonslater Rap artists G Herbo, Rafael Casal, and Defcee each  reminiscences about their childhood and how it has affected them as adults. The artists use unconventional styles of rap by playing with beats and flows. In my opinion, these songs are under appreciated and hope to increase the popularity of these songs. “Red…
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