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“Atlanta” proves to be a great hit

Chyna Davis, Assistant News Editor
September 15, 2016
Filed under Celebrity, Entertainment, Music

Donald Glover has finally released his new project “Atlanta.” The lyrical genius, also known as Childish Gambino, plays a character named Earn Marks, a Princeton dropout struggling to make ends meet as he gets involved with his cousin Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry), an upcoming rapper. Glover not... Read more »

A greater meaning behind “The Greatest”

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor
September 15, 2016
Filed under Celebrity, Entertainment, Music

Sia’s music videos are always visually stunning, intriguing and hold a deeper meaning in her process of storytelling. Along with her haunting vocals, powerful lyrics and unique choreography, her lyricism is strongest in new single and music video “The Greatest.” The music video is an ode to... Read more »

Lady Gaga switches it up with “Perfect Illusion”

Michael Anthony, Contributing Writer
September 15, 2016
Filed under Celebrity, Entertainment, Music

It’s been three years since Lady Gaga last released any new music. In 2013, the singer released her single “Applause” and highly anticipated album “Artpop.” It was supposed to begin a new era for Gaga, one that was meant to solidify her status as the Queen of Pop. Artpop cost nearly 25 million... Read more »

Electrifying displays at EZOO

Electrifying displays at EZOO

Jon Manarang, Staff Writer
September 8, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Home Scroll, Music

In its eighth year on Randall’s Island, Electric Zoo returned to New York City for three days of pulsating EDM. Taking place during Labor Day weekend, the festival holds its own as summer’s last stand. Throughout the weekend, the acts were divided into five stages; the Main Stage, resembling a l... Read more »

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 »

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