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Cardi B drops records and takes names

WOMEN IN HIP HOP GET NOTORIETY Cardi B is one of the few women to successfully monopolize the market on Instagram fame and use reality TV to garner her hip hop career. Born Ballcalis Almanzar, the bronx-born rapper signed to Atlantic Records after choosing to

MGMT | Little Dark Age: Music Video Review

Artist MGMT Single: Little Dark Age Release Date: 2017 MGMT and their visual identity have come to a new urbanity with a music video for the single, “Little Dark Age.” MGMT is not a stranger to the surreal and has successfully slithered their hallucinogenic tentacles

Ho99o9 | Neighborhood Watch: Single Review

Artist: Ho99o9 Single: Neighborhood Watch Release Date: 2017 In this increasingly evolutionary period of human history, it is only natural that hip hop and hard-core punk would coincide into the form of a gritty, mutinous band that goes by Ho99o9—pronounced “horror.” Following their first full

Surf rock ensemble promotes self-love

THE DRUMS PUT ON AN INTIMATE SHOW AT THE BLUEBIRD With temperatures of fall waning into the freezing cold of winter, The Drums and their dolefully optimistic surf rock brought back a taste of the summer sun to Denver on Nov. 6 at the Bluebird Theatre.

H.E.R. | Volume 2: Album Review

Artist: H.E.R. Album: Volume 2: The B-Side Release Date: Oct. 19th, 2017 In 2016, anonymous R&B vocalist H.E.R. debuted her first EP. This year, with help from Alicia Keys and Bryson Tiller, H.E.R announced the release of not only Volume 2: The B-Side Tapes, but

MØ | When I was Young: Album Review

Artist: MØ Album: When I was Young Release Date: Oct. 25, 2017 Danish singer MØ’s new EP, When I Was Young, revolves around the theme of identity and is her first multi-track release since her debut in 2014,  No Mythologies to Follow. The work surprised

Robert Plant | Carry Fire: Album Review

Artist: Robert Plant Album: Carry Fire Release Date: Oct. 12, 2017 Robert Plant, former lead singer for Led Zeppelin, released his newest album, Carry Fire, on the record featuring simple yet haunting lyrics with complex acoustic melodies. Plant utilizes instruments from cultures around the world,

Blood Tangent | Sarai Nissan

When I was 17, I spent the summer in Brooklyn attending Pratt’s pre-college program having the pseudo-art school experience. I functioned on very little sleep and a lot of coffee. I didn’t sleep for two days, my pupils were the size of pies, and I

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Four hip hop albums to decompress to

BEST LOCAL HIP HOP ARTISTS FOR THIS FALL November is stressful. The day after Halloween rolls around, and the dreadful realization that the semester’s end looms near hits hard as students begin hastily skimming an entire semester’s worth of notes while chugging coffee. Panic attacks