PRINCE

Brittani Wright, Contributing Writer
April 28, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Music

As if his life wasn’t a mystery to fans in itself, the death of beloved pop icon, Prince, on Thursday, April 21, 2016 remains an enigma. Emerging from Minneapolis, MN, where he was A1 on the basketball court, and also where he taught himself how to play the piano, drums and guitar, the uber-eccentric... Read more »

Empire! Empire! calls it quits

Jon Manarang, Staff Writer
April 28, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Music

After a decade together, Michigan duo Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) decided to call it quits via Facebook after one final tour together. Originally the project of vocalist/guitarist Keith Lantinen, his wife Cathy Lantinen became an integral part of the group on guitar. The last NYC area... Read more »

“Work” music videos bring back Rihanna and Drake’s steamy vibe

Michael Jn-Marie, Contributing Writer
March 2, 2016
Filed under Celebrity, Celebrity News, Entertainment, Music

2016 has been an amazing year thus far for music legends Rihanna and Drake. With RiRi releasing her much anticipated album, and arguably her best to date, "ANTI" this past month and Drake being given the key to the city of Toronto along with being the unofficial host of NBA All Star Weekend this year,... Read more »

“WTF:” Missy Elliott is back

Kori Williams, Staff Writer
November 18, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Music

This isn’t exactly a comeback, but with a song like this, it’s almost like she never left. Rapper and producer Missy Elliott has had a long- standing career in the music industry, but she’s been sparsely seen for the past few years. She’s released some singles that haven’t connected so well with ... Read more »

Keke Palmer declares adulthood: “I Don’t Belong To You” shows Palmer’s erotic side

Jasmine Imani Davis, Entertainment Editor
November 4, 2015
Filed under Celebrity, Celebrity News, Entertainment, Music

Akeelah who? Lauren “KeKe” Palmer has grown up with no apologies in her new music video. On Monday, Oct. 26, Palmer, 22, released the music video for her new single, on iTunes on Tuesday, Oct. 27, “I Don’t Belong To You,” with appearances from two familiar faces. London On Da Track produce... Read more »

Family Matters tour blesses NYC

Christian Mosher, Contributing Writer
November 4, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Music

After quickly selling out a Friday night show at Terminal 5, Chance the Rapper and the Social Experiment added a second stop for their “Family Matters” tour this past Sunday night.  Along with opening acts of Hiatus Kaiyote, D.R.A.M., Towkio and Metro Boomin Chance, they put on a memorable show th... Read more »

Alessia Cara shows her wild side in new single

Kadijah Porter, Contributing Writer
November 4, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Pop R&B newbie Alessia Cara has followed her summer hit “Here” with her new single “Wild Things.” The song from her upcoming debut album “Know-It-All” continues to reveal the inner rebel fans know Cara to be. Wild Things is an upbeat rebellion tune. In the song, Cara sings about going a... Read more »

Fall Out Boy goes hip hop in new remix album

Jasmine Harris, Staff Writer
November 4, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Fall Out Boy released a new album on Oct. 30 that is completely comprised of rap remix tracks titled, “Make America Psycho Again.” All of the tracks on the album are remixes of the band’s songs from their album, “American Beauty/American Psycho,” which was released back in January. The album incl... Read more »

Adele just came back to say “Hello”

Melanie Sheehan, Contributing Editor
November 4, 2015
Filed under Celebrity, Celebrity News, Entertainment, Music

British superstar, Adele, has burst back onto the music scene this week with the unveiling of the music video for her new song, “Hello.” With 27.7 million views on Vevo in the first 24 hours, this new hit has just surpassed the previous record set by Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.” Not to mention... Read more »

“Tidal” takes over NYC for charity concert

Anthony Savino, Contributing Writer
October 28, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Last Tuesday, about 10 miles from campus, Jay Z hosted the first Tidal X event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The concert was announced less than a month ago when Tidal officially reached one million subscribers. Proceeds from ticket sales went to Jay Z’s charity, the “New World Foundation,... Read more »

“808s & Heartbreak” Part II: Kanye West brings back album’s vibes with two new songs

Chyna Davis, Contributing Writer
October 28, 2015
Filed under Celebrity, Celebrity News, Entertainment, Music

Have you heard Kanye West’s two new songs this past week? This ‘lyrical genius’ released a remix to The Weeknd’s song, “Tell Your Friends,” from his new album “Beauty Behind the Madness,” according to the RTT newswire. West, 38, actually produced the track “Tell Your Friends,” which ... Read more »

The “BET Hip Hop Awards” turns up the heat

Anthony Savino, Contributing Writer
October 21, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & Television, Music

The industry’s greatest stars gathered in Atlanta, Ga. on Tuesday night for the 2015 “BET Hip Hop Awards.”  In the short time of two hours, the show was packed with a number of special performances, a few acceptance speeches and, of course, the highly anticipated Cyphers.   Leading ... Read more »