The Torch


Brittani Wright, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016

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...

Empire! Empire! calls it quits

Jon Manarang, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016

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...

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

Michael Jn-Marie, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2016

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 To...

“WTF:” Missy Elliott is back

Kori Williams, Staff Writer

November 18, 2015

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 ...

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

Jasmine Imani Davis, Entertainment Editor

November 4, 2015

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...

Family Matters tour blesses NYC

Christian Mosher, Contributing Writer

November 4, 2015

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....

Alessia Cara shows her wild side in new single

Kadijah Porter, Contributing Writer

November 4, 2015

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. ...

Fall Out Boy goes hip hop in new remix album

Jasmine Harris, Staff Writer

November 4, 2015

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, “Amer...

Adele just came back to say “Hello”

Melanie Sheehan, Contributing Editor

November 4, 2015

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...

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